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Bryan Mitchell Strong in Rehab Outing for Trenton

TRENTON – Making his fourth rehabilitation start on the comeback trail from Grade III left turf-toe and a fracture to his sesamoid bone, Yankees right-hander Bryan Mitchell was strong in four innings of work for the Trenton Thunder on Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.

After allowing at least one first inning run in his previous three outings, Mitchell again faced trouble in the opening frame against the Bowie Baysox. The 25-year old Mitchell struck-out outfielder Julio Borbon to start the game and then forced veteran Chris Dickerson to fly-out to centerfield for two quick outs. Mitchell then issued consecutive walks to Chance Sisco and Garabez Rosa before designated-hitter Henry Urrutia roped a single into center to put Bowie ahead, 1-0.

Despite the opening frame hiccup, Mitchell settled in and allowed just two hits over his final three innings of work. He threw 73 pitches, 47 of them for strikes while fanning two and walking two over his four innings. The start was the longest of his rehab assignment thus far as he continues to get stretched out before an eventual September return to the major leagues.

“I feel really good,” said Mitchell. “The first two innings, I threw a lot more pitches than I would have liked to. But, the last two innings I think I settled in nice; I was comfortable out there. I had a couple of quick innings and got ahead of guys, it was a good one to build on.”

In four starts since August 8, Mitchell has now pitched 12 innings and allowed 11 runs (9 earned), 14 hits while striking out 10 and walking three.

Mitchell said he was not certain as to what the Yankees next move for him was, but he did indicate that he felt ready to move up to Triple-A Scranton for the next step of his rehab assignment.

In four starts since August 8, Mitchell has now pitched 12 innings and allowed 11 runs (9 earned), 14 hits while striking out 10 and walking three.

“Whether that stats count or not, I am trying to put up zeroes,” Mitchell said. “At the same time, this is about me building back up so I have to just take it for what it is.”

 

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