Like many residential areas and local businesses, the Yankees’ branch stadium in
the New Jersey minor leagues was completely underwater after the overnight storm.
The stadium is now completely submerged in water, generating a shocking
and devastating scene in Bridgewater.
The Somerset Patriots are out of town through the weekend, but the Yankees’ minor
league affiliate is scheduled to begin a six-game series against the Hartford Yard
Goats next Tuesday.
TD Bank Ballpark has been the Yankees’ top destination for big-league players
serving rehab assignments this year. In just the last couple of weeks, stars like
Gleyber Torres, Corey Kluber and Gio Urshela have suited up in Patriots uniforms,
taking advantage of the park’s top-notch facilities.
Some of the organization’s top prospects—pitcher Luis Medina, shorstop Oswald
Peraza and catcher Josh Breaux—have all been playing in Somerset for an extended
period of time this season as well.
According to a tweet from Patriots outfielder Isiah Gilliam, the flood waters ravaged
the club’s facility.
Until they can get back inside the clubhouse and surrounding facilities, all the
Patriots can do is assess the damage and hope for the best as the water begins to
“We are in the process of evaluating to what extent and the damage caused,” Patriots
President and General Manager Patrick McVerry said in a statement.
“In the meantime, we are thinking about all of our neighbors dealing with flooding of
their homes and businesses and hope everybody is safe.”
In addition to the home of New York’s affiliate, Yankee Stadium was also impacted
by the storm on Wednesday night. Just over an hour up the road in the Bronx, the
entire outfield was covered in water while the park’s tarp did its best to keep the
The Yankees are set to begin a homestand on Friday, returning from a West Coast
road trip with an off day on Thursday.