Post by Jonathan Singer on Apr 6, 2013 3:51:29 GMT -5
AAA - Pawtucket (Chris Hernandez) @ Scranton Wilkes-Barre [NYY] (TBA) 7:05 pm AA - Portland (Kyle Kaminska) vs. Trenton [NYY] (Francisco Rondon) 1:00 pm A+ - Salem (Henry Owens) @ Frederick [BAL] (Tyler Wilson) 2:00 pm A - Greenville (Pat Light) vs. Charleston [NYY] (Rafael De Paula) 4:30 pm Game 1 A - Greenville (Austin Maddox) vs. Charleston [NYY] (Derek Varnadore) Game 2 SSA - Lowell - Season begins June 17 R - GCL Red Sox - Season begins June 21 DSL - Red Sox - Season begins in June
SWB press release is strangely passive-aggressive.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A, New York Yankees) will not have Phil Hughes start Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game against the Pawtucket Red Sox. For more information, please contact the New York Yankees' media relations department.
Post by Chris Hatfield on Apr 6, 2013 10:39:26 GMT -5
5.0, 2, 0, 0, 2, 4 from Owens. I'll take it.
Nice to see Coyle go deep, but worth noting that Frederick is one of the top five HR-friendly ballparks in the minors, at least as compared to the rest of the league (obviously the full list would be all California and PCL parks)
Ranaudo tweeted that the portland game was postponed. Too cold to water the field. Prob 60 degrees in Trenton. Why do they open the season at home in Maine?
April dates are an attendance killer to any minor league team regardless of location, the April games are evenly weighted throughout the league... typically NH and Portland open the season at home, then on the road the next season... It was FREEZING in NH today, 30 something degrees.
I think they should start with two weeks worth of games count in Florida
I bet the gate would kill
Now there's a damned good idea! An early season 'barnstorming' type tour with proceeds/concessions etc. divvied up. Otherwise and unless the first several weeks are perennially on the road, I am concerned that some of the northern teams, like the Portland Sea Dogs and NH Rock Cats will be abandoned and move south. Year after year Portland has 5 or so games cancelled due to cold April weather. Being Maine born and bred and a life-long Sox fan, losing the Portland location would be a blow to me and a zillion other fanatic Mainiacs. Pray for global warming on an accelerated scale.