Game 81: Karns vs. Pineda

Pineda vs TOR 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s your game thread.

RAYS
Grady Sizemore DH
Joey Butler LF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Jake Elmore 2B
Curt Casali C

YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Garrett Jones RF
Ramon Flores LF
John Ryan Murphy C
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Game 80: Archer vs Tanaka

Here is your game thread.

RAYS
Grady Sizemore DH
Joey Butler RF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Logan Forsythe 2B
David DeJesus LF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Rene Rivera C

YANKEES
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Garrett Jones RF
Chris Young LF
Didi Gregorius SS
Stephen Drew 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 7/3/15

This time last year, I was bumming because I had to stick around the Milwaukee area and miss out on going to DC for 4th of July with my best friends.  I had to fly to Germany on July 5th to start a work training program, so it was a mostly tame 4th of July celebration.  Not the case this year.  No Germany, no training, and I got into DC on Thursday, so this weekend is already setting up to be a spectacular one.  Hope everybody else has something good planned for tomorrow.  Now onto the links!

– On Tuesday, el duque of It Is High… commented on the Adam Warren situation and the troubling trend that it follows with other less-heralded homegrown guys.

– Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley mused on the possibility of the Yankees trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels.  It’s a major longshot, but there’s a lot about the deal that would make sense for both sides.…

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Quick hit: CC start pushed back

Per Sweeny Murti of WFAN, CC Sabathia’s next start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday. He’s been working on some stuff in his bullpen sessions and he needs some rest.

Hopefully the work and extra rest will result in a better outcome in his next start.

Beltran to the 15-day DL, Flores and Petit up from AAA

Taylor Dugas was optioned to AAA.

Quick hit: Yankees and A-Rod come to an agreement on his milestone bonus money

This is quite a day for Alex Rodriguez and various baseball charities!

Glad that’s over. Play ball.

The Farm Report: June

Well, I don’t know about you all, but June flew by for me. I can’t believe we are already in July, but here we are. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees’ farm teams did last month and what the rest of their season may hold.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders:
The RailRiders currently hold a half game lead over Rochester for the top spot in the North Division of the International League. They went 18-11 in June, including five-game and seven-game win streaks. They ended June on a sour note, however, taking five straight losses. They lost their first game of July as well, but managed to turn around and stomp Pawtucket last night to stop the skid.

The RailRiders continue to find success primarily through their batting. While they have some strong pitches both in the rotation and in the bullpen, Scranton’s overall pitching numbers has them generally in the middle of the pack. Batting is another story entirely. As a team, Scranton is hitting .271/.342/.384, for the highest average and on base percentage in the IL.…

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Quick hit: A-Rod gets his ball back

The Yankees will be donating $150K to Pitch In For Baseball in exchange for Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit ball.

From NJ.com: The fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit, [name removed because his 15 minutes of fame were up nearly two weeks ago], will return it to the slugger at a press conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to the team.

I have so many comments to make but I will be nice and say that I am glad the money is going to a charity. Especially one that donates baseball equipment to people in need.