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New York Yankees Minor League Notes

Gary MarcheseAnalyst IApril 17, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Mark Melancon of the New York Yankees poses during Photo Day on February 21, 2008 at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees won again today, 8-7. They are now 7-0 on the season.

Alfredo Aceves started and gave up four hits and six runs with only five of them earned. He gave up two walks and struck out three.

Mark Melancon pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two walks and struck out three. Mark Melancon has pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up one hit, two walks, and fourteen strikeouts.

He is also 2-0. Mark is the real deal, and I think he may be up in the Majors sooner than later, especially if guys like Jose Veras and Phil Coke continue to struggle in New York.

Dave Robertson got called up today, and he may not go back. He pitched two scoreless innings today with a couple of strikeouts.

The other note from the minors today is that Dellin Betances started going 5 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and four runs—but only two earned.

He also had one walk and seven strikeouts. He is looking strong early on with lots of strikeouts and not many walks. Control has historically been his problem, but he seems to be cleaning that up. He is still very young and unfinished, but may be up in AA Trenton before this year is over.

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