Game 77: Brewers 2, Yankees 12

In the bottom of the second, the Yankees offense got to Greinke. Eduardo Nunez led off the inning with a single and Gardner followed with a walk.  Granderson lined out and Teixeira grounded out, plating Nunez and moving Gardner to third. Alex Rodriguez worked a walk and a single from Robinson Cano gave the Yankees another run. Nick Swisher, who has heated up lately, drove a three-run shot to right center and the Yankees were up 7-0 after just two innings.

Freddy Garcia kept the Brewers’ offense quiet until the fourth inning. Prince Fielder got Milwaukee’s bats going with a single to right. Casey McGehee followed with a single, but was out at second on a fielder’s choice by Corey HartMat Gamel singled to right, scoring the Brewer’s first run. Yuniesky Betancourt flied out to right, allowing Hart to score.  Swisher threw in to home, but Martin got Gamel out at second to end the inning with the Yankees up 7-2.…

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Yankees Torch Greinke

The Yankees ran wild off Greinke and Jonathan Lucroy, who has the worst CS% of any backstop in the majors (14.3%).  It was only the fifth game of the season in which New York nabbbed four or more bases, and all of them came in the first three innings, before the game was effectively put out of reach.  The green light should be more or less permanent as long as Lucroy is behind the plate.

Swisher had a great game, both at the plate and in the field.  Swisher’s much-improved throwing was on display tonight, as he not only gunned down Corey Hart at the plate on a Mat Gamel single in the sixth, but also nearly caught Prince Fielder advancing to second on a McGehee single in the fourth.  Swisher had by far his best season for outfield assists last year and is on pace to nearly match that number in 2011.  Swisher also made a couple of nice sliding stops in the corner, preventing extra bases.  …

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The Farm Report 6/28/2011: Turley Promoted, Banuelos has strong outing

Triple-A Scranton lost to Norfolk 9-2

For the Tides, Jake Fox hit like it was March again, going 3-5 with 2 home runs. For the Yankees, there was much less to cheer about. Jesus Montero allowed a passed ball and had another error, third baseman Brandon Laird went 1-4 with a run scored but also struck out twice, and Mike Lamb, yes that Mike Lamb, went 2-4 with a double and a triple. Pitcher Greg Smith walked 6 batters and allowed 7 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings.

Double-A Trenton defeated New Hampshire 3-1.

Manny Banuelos started for the Thunder tonight, and walked just one batter while striking out 7 and allowing 5 hits over 5 innings. He did allow a home run, however, something that’s been a bit of a problem for him this season. Offensively, Corban Joseph went 3-4 with a couple of doubles and an RBI, and Bradley Suttle went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.…

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Revisiting The Greinke Decision

With Zack Greinke taking the mound for the Brewers later this evening, I expect there to be plenty of comments regarding Brian Cashman’s determination that Greinke was not a great fit for New York. Rather than just repeat myself on the issue, I decided to repost the post I wrote back when...

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The Hector Noesi Debate

(Courtesy Reuters)

The acrimony over the Hector Noesi situation (I can’t believe I just typed that) has reached its peak lately. In case you haven’t been following the insanity, the argument goes something like this: Hector Noesi is being handled poorly...

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Checking in on Carpenter

I’ll continue my theme of trade-related pieces today by looking at a guy we all thought would be a target for a mid-season trade: Chris Carpenter.

Let’s be honest Yankee fans, as soon as Albert Pujols got hurt, you were a little intrigued by the idea of the Cardinals...

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