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Yankees minor leagues get shut out of the playoffs
The regular season is nearing a close and none of the Yankees' uppermost five affilliates have made the playoffs. Here's an overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Sunday:
TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
The skinny: Lehigh Valley and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre were tied 1-1 in the eighth inning when the game was suspended due to weather.
Kyle Roller, 1B: 2-for-3 with a home run
John Ryan Murphy, C: 2-for-3 with a double
Carmen Angelini, SS: 2-for-3
Danny Burawa, RHP: Allowed one hit in 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out six
NOTES: Lehigh Valley and the RailRiders will complete their suspended game on Monday, followed by the two teams playing their regular season finale.
DOUBLE-A – Trenton Thunder
The skinny: Ali Castillo was thrown out at home trying to score in the seventh with one out and Ben Gamel, as the potential tying run at the plate, grounded into a game-ending double play during a 4-2 loss to Reading.
Jake Cave, RF: 1-for-4 with a walk
Gary Sanchez, C: 1-for-3 with a walk
Greg Bird, DH: 1-for-4 with a double
Rob Segedin, 3B: 1-for-4 with a double
Mason Williams, CF: 3-for-3 with a double and a walk
Ali Castillo, SS: 1-for-3 with a walk
NOTES: Trenton hosts Reading at 1:05 p.m. on Monday in the Thunder’s season finale...Jaron Long started for Trenton and allowed nine hits and four runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings, striking out six. Long tossed 100 pitches, 66 for strikes, and got all 10 of his outs on ball in play on the ground. First baseman Francisco Arcia's fielding error allowed Brock Stassi to reach with two outs and one on in the sixth inning. Long allowed a two-run triple to the next hitter, Zach Collier, accounting for both unearned runs -- and costly unearned runs at that, as the Thunder lost by a two-run margin.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED – Tampa Yankees
The skinny: Daytona scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back during a 6-3 win over Tampa.
Mark Payton, DH: 1-for-4 with a double
Cito Culver, SS: 2-for-4 with a double and a home run
Aaron Judge, RF: 2-for-3 with a walk
Jose Rosario, 2B: 2-for-4
Mike Ford, 3B: 1-for-3 with a double
NOTES: Tampa’s season is now over. The Yankees finished 71-68, in third place and 6.5 games out of first.
SINGLE-A – Charleston RiverDogs
The skinny: The RiverDogs showed their bark and their bite, pounding out eight hits during a 5-0 win over Augusta.
Michael O’Neill, LF: 2-for-4 with a stolen base
Miguel Andujar, DH: 2-for-4 with a walk
Bubba Jones, 1B: 1-for-3 with a double and a walk
Justin Kamplain, LHP: Allowed one hit and two walks in four scoreless innings, striking out two
NOTES: The RiverDogs play at Augusta at 2 p.m. on Monday in their season finale.
SINGLE-A SHORT-SEASON – Staten Island Yankees
The skinny: Staten Island was bludgeoned by Brooklyn during an 11-3 loss.
Devyn Bolasky, CF: 0-for-3 with two walks
Billy Fleming, 2B: 2-for-5
Isaias Tejeda, C: 2-for-4 with a home run
Collin Slaybaugh, RF: 2-for-4 with a double
NOTES: Staten Island hosts Brooklyn at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Yankees’ season finale.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – Eliminated
Trenton – Eliminated
Tampa – Eliminated
Charleston – Eliminated
Staten Island - Eliminated