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Welcome to the latest edition of the 2024 weekly minor league roundup for the Yankees affiliates. I’ll be giving shorter summaries for each affiliate to streamline the information while keeping you updated on the prospects. Let’s get started!

Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders

Record: 27-11, 4.5 games up in the International League East after going 4-2 against the Rochester Red Wings (Nationals)

Run differential: +46

Coming up: Away for six games against the Worcester Red Sox starting Tuesday, May 14th

Another week, another series win for the RailRiders. It wasn’t the collective team effort we’ve come to appreciate in recent weeks, though. This was a shootout of a series, as both pitching staffs sported ERAs north of 6.75. Sheesh. As you’d expect for such a shootout, the individual pitching performances left a lot to be desired. Will Warren was undone thanks to shaky command that put him in counts where hitters had the leverage. This can happen from time to time for Warren, as the movement on his pitches can work to his detriment if he doesn’t have a great feel for his release point.

Cody Poteet went five innings on Saturday and was … fine. The 29-year old allowed three runs, though he struck out nine as he uncharacteristically missed lots of bats. Clayton Beeter had the most impressive outing of the starters on Wednesday, going five innings and surrendering two runs on as many hits, punching out six and walking two. Here’s a fun one: two of his strikeouts were against the man he was traded for nearly two years ago, that being Joey Gallo.

What Scranton lacked in pitching acumen last week, they more than made up with their bats. Though the RailRiders finished the series with a negative run differential, they won the series on the backs of Everson Pereira and Jeter Downs, who had heroic efforts in consecutive games on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Pereira hit an impressive walk-off homer on Wednesday, capping off a three-run resurgence in the ninth. The dinger was his ninth of the season.

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