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Scranton rules the International League

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 12, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

swby_logo.jpgCongrats to Scranton, which put a 20-2 beating on Durham tonight to win the International League title, three games to one.

Phil Hughes struck out 12 in five innings for the win. Just about every hitter did something with Juan Miranda driving in six runs. Scranton moves on to the Bricktown Showdown in Oklahoma City against the PCL Champion on Tuesday. The game will be on ESPN2.

The MVP of that game will receive an award named for the late Bobby Murcer.

I had a chance to attend a game in Scranton this season and they have some great fans. Be happy for manager Dave Miley, who suffered the death of his teenage son in a car accident a few weeks ago. A baseball game can’t change how he feels, but hopefully this victory gave him a reason to smile.


Joe Girardi said last week that the Yankees would add players only if there were a need to. I’m not sure how many – if any – of the Scranton guys will get the call. You would think they’d keep the team together through Tuesday. Kennedy could start that game on Tuesday.

But it also make sense for the Yankees to have Hughes and Kennedy make a start or two in the majors instead of guys like Sidney Ponson and Carl Pavano. They need innings.

Mark Melancon could be at his innings limit. Dave Robertson could come back, maybe.




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