Yankees Minor League Notebook for June 6th

Eric Duncan now in the worst slump of his young career as he is hitless in his last 22 at bats and hitless in the entire month of June; Two of the four Yankee farm teams out of action on this night, Tampa and Trenton; Caonabo Cosme breaks out in a big way with a two hit day; Alex Graman and Brad Halsey combine for an under 3.00 ERA for the season and ten wins between them for the Columbus Clippers. All this and more in this edition of Yankees Minor League Notebook.

Columbus Clippers. The Columbus Clippers have started to play good baseball as of late and it did not stop on this day of baseball on Sunday as the Columbus Clippers took on the Buffalo Bisons. The Clippers cruised to yet another victory on this day as they went on to defeat the Bisons by the final score of 7-4. However, the Clippers were out hit by Buffalo by the final count of 10-9. Darren Bragg has been taking off at the plate as of late and that did not change on Sunday afternoon. Bragg picked up three hits in four at bats including a double and two runs scored. On excellent thing that the Clippers had to be happy to see was that their terribly struggling infielder, Caonabo Cosme finally came back to like with the bat. Cosme had two hits in four trips to the plate including a double and two RBI as well. However, he is still batting .254 on the season. Felix Escalon made a rare appearance at 3b on Sunday and had a productive day as he had two hits and two RBI. The Clipper pitching staff has been anchored all year by the two lefties at the top, Brad Halsey and Alex Graman. Graman was on the mound tonight and had another slid outing. The lefty went six strong innings, surrendering two runs on five hits while walking five and striking out four. His 2.22 ERA is second in the league and he also has five wins as does Halsey.


Trenton Thunder.  The Trenton Thunder were scheduled to take on the Norwich Navigators in Norwich on Sunday but the game was postponed due to heavy rains in the area. Also, a makeup date has been determined for this contest as of now. They will make this game up as a part of a doubleheader that will be scheduled to take place on July 27th beginning at 6:05 p.m.


Tampa Yankees. Well, as it turns out, there would be only two Yankee farm teams in action on Sunday and the Tampa Yankees were not one of these teams. There were only two games scheduled for this date in the Florida State League as this was a scheduled off day for the T-Yanks.


Battle Creek Yankees. It was overall, a very tough day for the Battle Creek Yankees as they lost a tight game despite hitting well. Their bats were not cold on this day but they just did not come up with the big hit when they needed it. They went on to lose this game to the Peoria Chiefs by the final score of 6-3. They were also out hit by the final count of 9-8. However, Battle Creek committed a season high five errors which did not help their cause. Bryce Kartler seems to have gotten himself on a role at the plate over the past few games for BC. Kartler had two hits in this game and has raised his batting average, which once sat below .200, all the way up to .229 for the season. Matt Carson has been red hot as of late and for his entire stint in Battle Creek this season for that matter. he picked up two hits in four trips to the plate including a home run and two RBI. Eric Duncan has been slumping badly lately and has dropped his average down to .276. In fact, the star prospect is hitless in his last 22 at bats and his completely hitless in the month of June. Tyler Clippard took the hill for Battle Creek in this game but did not have the greatest of outings. Clippard lasted five innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking two and striking out only one. He took the loss to fall to 4-6 on the season.



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