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Scranton and Trenton playoff rotations set

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 03, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The SWB Yankees start the International League playoffs tonight against Pawtucket. Here is how they have their starters lined up for the best-of-five series.

Tonight at Pawtucket: Chase Wright

Thursday at Pawtucket: Ian Kennedy

Friday at Scranton: Kei Igawa

Saturday at Scranton (if needed): Phil Hughes

Sunday at Scranton (if needed): Victor Zambrano

Chad Jennings has a complete breakdown on his terrific blog. If you aren’t reading Chad’s stuff on the AAA team, you really should be. So get on it.

Trenton starts the Eastern League playoffs tonight as well. Here is how they line up:

Tonight at Trenton: Eric Hacker

Thursday at Trenton: Jeff Marquez

Friday at Portland: Jason Jones

Saturday at Portland (if needed): George Kontos

Sunday at Trenton (if needed): Christian Garcia

Follow Trenton in the postseason on Mike Ashmore’s blog. He does a great job as well.

Yankee fans are lucky to have Chad and Mike covering the AAA and AA teams. We’ve learned a lot more about the prospects than we ever have before thanks to them.

Interesting that the Yankees and Red Sox are facing each other in the AAA and AA playoffs.

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26 Responses to “Scranton and Trenton playoff rotations set”

  1. Moe September 3rd, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Talking about the redsox, how come gameday shows matsukaka pitching the 7th inning but lopes is pitching ?

  2. Mark (Brett is back) September 3rd, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Man Pedroia with another homer. This O’s lead better hold up.

  3. Redding September 3rd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Pedroia is the front runner for AL MVP, thats amazing.

  4. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan) September 3rd, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Thats cool at least the boys down on the farm can beat the Sux.

  5. Al from BK(Brett Ratliff fan) September 3rd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    “Pedroia is the front runner for AL MVP, thats amazing.”

    According to who, Peter Gammons.

  6. SJ44 September 3rd, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Pedroia has become what we all thought Cano would be.

    A guy with half Cano’s talent has surpassed him as a player in less than two years.

    If that doesn’t motivate Cano, nothing will.

    If Cano had Pedroia’s work ethic and intensity, he’s one of the 10 best players in the game.

    But, as the old saying goes, not all players are created equal. Some guys get it and some don’t.

  7. al arodien September 3rd, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    wow the yanks have a 40 million dollar minor leager wow! what a bust!

  8. ray (sox fan) September 3rd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    When the Sox were playing the White Sox a week ago, Ozzie Guillen intentionally walked Pedroia rather than face him.

    Ozzie joked that it was the first time he walked someone that looked like he just got off Big Brown……but he certainly respected him.

  9. Drive 4-5 September 3rd, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Wow… Chase Wright, Ian Kennedy and Kei Igawa. Now there’s 3 top prospects for you….

  10. Drive 4-5 September 3rd, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    The kid is hot as a pistol right now. Before we enshrine Pedroia in the Hall of Fame let’s see how that long swing holds up, ok?

  11. SJ44 September 3rd, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Its held up so far. He also seems to be getting better as a player.

    Nobody is putting him in the Hall of Fame. However, he’s a Top 5 MVP candidate this year, is in the process of negotiating a multi-year deal with the Sox, and is a big reason why they are going to make the playoffs this year despite their injuries, Manny wigging out, etc.

    He’s the Anti-Cano this year. Good for the Red Sox and bad for the Yankees.

  12. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Good God…another day of “who gets it” and “who doesn’t”? Everyone’s aware of the fact that you don’t like Cano and “those inside the organization feel the same and are tired of him”.

  13. SJ44 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I’m not the only guy who doesn’t like him as a player.

    Simply pointing out how one second baseman is helping his team to the playoffs and the other is not.

    Its not a cheerleader blog. If you don’t like the fact some of us aren’t Cano fans, skip the posts.

  14. Doreen September 3rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    I believe Pedroia is having a much-better-than expected year, while Cano is having a much-worse-than expected year. I’ll wait to annoint Pedroia the 2nd coming until after next season. I’ll also wait to say Cano is a washed-up has-been.

  15. Drive 4-5 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    GreenBeret7,

    Your’re right. The criticism of Cano is over the top. The same folks that preach patience and development want to crucify a 25 year old kid after his first bad year.

    Why compare him to the currently hottest hitter in baseball? Pedroia is a terrific player having a fine season. How that translates into Cano being a career disappointment is unfair.

  16. PAT M September 3rd, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Robby Cano has been as great a disappointment for me as Joe Pepitone was ……At least Cano is still young & should learn from this lesson…..Good contracts are the result of good play…Good play is not the result of a good contract…So many young players get this mixed up…

  17. Drive 4-5 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Pat M,

    Joe Pepitone? Joe Pepitone was one of my favorite players in ’60′s. He was “Robbie Alomar” smooth at first base lol. But you’re right, the night life took it’s toll on Joe.

  18. CountryClub September 3rd, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Why are Yankees fans so quick to jump to conclusions. So many of us have already given up on hughes and kennedy. And now more than 50% of us have decided that Cano is a lazy bum. I guess the past 2 1/2 seasons dont count for anything? So this bad season totally erases the good of the past 3? I’ll never understand that. I’m not saying that Cano will reach the potential that many of us thought/think he had. But i also dont see how someone could come to that conclusion, after one bad season, that he stinks. He wouldnt be the first player to rebound the next year.

  19. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    SJ, did Cano get it in 2005-2007 and then decide that he didn’t want to get it, this year? Does Jeter and Pettitte not get it this year? They’re all having decidedly worse years than the year before? Perhaps the spike in Pedroia’s seaso has to do with the players around him having career years or much better years than last? Could it be that hitting before or Ortiz and after Ellsbury be the reason, while Cano has spent the better part of the year being “protected” by Cabrera, Molina and Betemit?

  20. PAT M September 3rd, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Plate disipline is the root to his off-eason

  21. GreenBeret7 September 3rd, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Cano’s never going to walk a lot, but, then, neither did Mattingly, Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn, Tony Oliva and a ton of other big time hitters. He’s going to hit…period.

  22. PAT M September 3rd, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    He needs to work the count in his favor more often….He hits in too many pitcher counts….Not a smart hitter, especially when compared to the great hitters just mentioned…..

  23. meacham is faster than berra September 3rd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    wow San has better pitching than the ny Yankees LOL

  24. meacham is faster than berra September 3rd, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    that’s swb

  25. yankeesrule2413 September 3rd, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    both Chad and Mike’s blogs are great – - i try to visit them both everyday

  26. james September 3rd, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    “Perhaps the spike in Pedroia’s seaso has to do with the players around him having career years or much better years than last? Could it be that hitting before or Ortiz and after Ellsbury be the reason”

    Ellsbury, career year? Do you even watch baseball? If he was having even a decent year pedroia would have 20 more rbi.

    Please, if you’re ignorant don’t open your mouth and prove it.

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