On-Base Perception

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Yankees call up Zelous Wheeler, send down Chase Whitley

The Yankees' Zelous Wheeler, right, is all smiles

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The Yankees added infielder Zelous Wheeler prior to Thursday's 1:05 p.m. game against the Astros. Righthanded pitcher Chase Whitley was sent to the minors to make room on the roster for Wheeler.

The righthanded Wheeler is in the lineup, at designated hitter, batting ninth vs. lefthanded Houston starter Dallas Keuchel.

Wheeler, 27, hit .267 with two home runs during a prior stint with...

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Aaron Judge, Mark Payton highlight Tampa power show

Aaron Judge has been powering the Tampa offense

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An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The skinny: Bryan Mitchell allowed eight earned runs in 4.2 innings as Syracuse shellacked Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 11-2.

The standouts:

Corban Joseph, DH: 1-for-3 with a home run

Taylor Dugas, LF: 0-for-1 with two walks

Carmen Angelini, SS: 2-for-3

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Dilson Herrera homers again, Matthew Bowman shines in loss

Binghamton Mets starting pitcher Matt Bowman throws against

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: New Orleans nursed a one-run lead most of the game, then broke things open with a three-run ninth inning during a 4-0 win over Las Vegas.

The standouts:

Matthew Bowman, RHP: Allowed four hits, one walk and one run (earned) in seven innings, striking out nine

Daniel...

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David Phelps pain-free for a week

David Phelps of the Yankees reacts after the

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David Phelps, on the disabled list since Aug. 4 with elbow inflammation, made 50 throws from 60 feet and underwent an MRI on Monday.

He was scheduled to see the doctor again Tuesday.

Joe Girardi said after Tuesday’s game that he did not know the results of the MRI because he hadn’t spoken with team doctors.

Phelps said his elbow feels better and he could be back in three weeks.

“It’s...

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Yankees prospect report: Brady Lail tosses six no-hit innings

Tampa Yankees pitcher Brady Lail in action.

(Credit: Mark LoMoglio)

An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Tuesday, the top four of whom emulated their major league franchise by playing one-run games:

TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The skinny: With the RailRiders down by two, the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Jose Pirela hit a bases-clearing, walk-off triple on a line drive to right, securing a 6-5...

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Mets prospect report: LI's Maron runs on-base streak to 29 games

Cam Maron, a native of Hicksville, works out

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Tuesday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: The 51s scored six runs in the top of the second inning and never trailed during a 10-4 win over Omaha. Carlos Peguero hit two home runs for Omaha, a Kansas City Royals affiliate, giving him 27 for the season.

The standouts:

Matt Reynolds, SS: 3-for-5 with a stolen base

Josh...

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Mets prospect report: Plawecki adjusting to Triple-A

Kevin Plawecki of the U.S. Team bats against

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Monday:

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Omaha scored five runs in the first and benefitted from home runs by two players with significant MLB experience, Paul Janish and Carlos Peguero, during a 9-5 romp over Las Vegas. The 51s did mount a mini-rally, striking for three runs in the ninth.

The standouts:

Anthony...

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Yankees prospect report: Banuelos walks six in three scoreless innings

Lefthander Manny Banuelos pitches for the Yankees in

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An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Monday:

TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The skinny: The RailRiders struck for single runs in the third and fifth innings and held Pawtucket to just three hits during a 2-0 win.

The standouts:

Jose Pirela, CF: 1-for-3 with two walks

Robert Refsnyder, 2B: 2-for-3 with a walk

Kyle Roller, 1B: 2-for-5...

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Rob Refsnyder helps lead RailRiders comeback

Trenton Thunder infielder Rob Refsnyder poses during Media

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An overview of the Yankees minor league affiliates on Sunday:

TRIPLE-A – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

The skinny: Down four runs heading into the ninth, the RailRiders scored five runs and shut down Pawtucket in the bottom of the inning for a 6-5 comeback win. The final four Scranton/Wilkes-Barre runs all came with two outs.

Rob Refsnyder’s two-out hit loaded the bases, a passed...

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Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard star, but offenses are shut out

Mets pitcher Steven Matz looks on during spring

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The Mets’ top three affiliates were shut out on Sunday, combining for nine hits – only one for extra-bases, a double – and three walks in 27 innings. Add in a lackluster major league performance vs. the Cubs on Sunday and that total is 13 hits (still just one extra-base hit), five walks and one run in 36 innings.

Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Sunday:

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