Sunday, April 14, 2013


I just wanted to bring you some news about Melky Mesa and what he is up to these days since the start of the season. I know you guys are curious...

So far Melky is hitting .250 with 6 hits in 24 at-bats. He has 1 HR with 3 RBI's. We wanted to see Mesa make the major league roster but with Vernon Wells and Brennan Boesch added to the outfield depth chart, we were pretty certain he would be sent down to AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre. For the most part, he had a 5 game hitting streak between April 4th through April 8th. I hope to see some progress out of him down on the farm. We know what he did at Spring Training and we hope if he gets enough at bats down on the farm, eventually it will get him call up to the Bronx sometime in the near future. Time will tell for Mesa.

Remember Vidal Nuno? He is the lefty who had a big Spring Training and drew some attention as a possible option for our major league roster. You can find out more about Nuno in Jeana Belleza's piece, VIDAL NUNO COULD BE THAT NEW YANKEE LEFTY.  Nuno still has yet to win a start but is pitching with an ERA of 2.31 and has struck out 12 batters in his first 2 starts with the Rail Riders. Again, hopefully Nuno can continue to gel as we already know that having effective lefties on your depth chart is definitely like striking gold.

As for the rest of the Baby Bombers, just like the Bronx Big Brothers started, they too are off to slow start. With only one win in their first six games, they can still turn this around. I personally will get a look at the Rail Riders when they roll into my town to play the Red Sox Triple A affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox. I hope to get a good look at the kids and bring you a report on what's happening down on the farm soon... look for it.

-- Rudy Laurens, BYB Writer
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