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Posted by: Lou DiPietro on May 13, 2013 at 01:02:30 PM

Sometimes in life, it’s funny how timing can work out and provide opportunities that might not have otherwise been there – and in the last 24 hours, a series of events in the Yankees organization that mirror the movie “Crash” have made that prophecy reality for a handful of prospects.

The synergy started Sunday, when the Yankees placed Eduardo Nunez on the disabled list and recalled Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A, leaving a spot open on the RailRiders’ roster; to fill it, Scranton added infielder Reegie Corona from Double-A. That might seem unremarkable out of context, but is quite a moment if you know that Corona has been in the Yankees system for almost a decade and has been waiting to return to Scranton for nearly three years.

Corona played 105 games for

Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Sep 7, 2012 at 10:41:06 AM

Playoff Game 2 is in the books in both the International and Eastern Leagues, and while Trenton heads home on the heels of a series-tying win, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s postseason is one loss away from being over.

SCRANTON: The SWB Yankees were pushed to the brink of elimination in Pawtucket Thursday night, as the PawSox’ 3-2 win gives them a 2-0 lead as their best-of-five series heads back to Rochester.

For the second straight night, SWB got out to an early lead, plating two runs in the second on an RBI groundout by Austin Romine and a double by Melky Mesa. Pawtucket cut the deficit in half thanks to a fifth-inning RBI double by Bryce Brentz, then took the lead in the seventh thanks to a defensive miscue; after a single by Brentz scored Nate Spears to tie the game, PawSox shortstop

Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Sep 5, 2012 at 10:34:14 PM

Both the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Double-A Trenton Thunder began their quests for Minor League championships on Wednesday night, but both sets of Baby Bombers find themselves in an 0-1 hole after their playoff openers.

SCRANTON: Starter John Maine was roughed up, allowing five runs on seven hits in just 4.2 innings, as the SWB Yankees fell to the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-4 in Rhode Island.

SWB actually held a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third, thanks to a first-inning RBI double by Cole Garner and third inning homers by third baseman Kevin Russo (solo shot) and first baseman Luke Murton (two-run shot). However, the PawSox began chipping away in that frame, as left fielder J.C. Linares hit a two-run homer and first baseman Andy LaRoche added a solo shot to pull

Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Aug 21, 2012 at 02:20:47 PM

In finishing up text for August’s edition of Minor League Monthly, it dawned on us that the end of the regular season is rapidly approaching for all of the Yankees’ Minor League affiliates. We will be providing some coverage of the Baby Bombers’ post-season exploits this fall, and with just about two weeks to go in the MiLB regular season, here’s a primer on what you might have to look forward to:

TRIPLE-A: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are 75-56 and lead the IL North Division by five games over Pawtucket with 13 games to go. Their “magic number” is 9, and their season ends with a four-game set at Pawtucket over Labor Day Weekend.

If they advance to the IL Playoffs – which would be a huge accomplishment given that they haven’t played

Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Jul 11, 2012 at 02:55:55 PM

One of the things the Yankees organization prides itself on is what it does in the Minor Leagues, specifically teaching the Baby Bombers “The Yankee Way.” Besides learning how to carry on a winning tradition (Trenton is in first place as of July 11, with four of the other five affiliates right near the top of their divisions as well), Yankees farmhands also aren’t allowed to have facial hair below the upper lip, and must wear their socks high as well.

This week we’ve posted a lot of content here on about both Yankees HOPE Week activities and the goings-on of the team’s Minor League affiliates – most notably the Trenton Thunder, who, like all of the Bombers’ Minor League clubs, participated in HOPE Week this year for the first time.