The Farm Report: 7/31/11 – At least Staten Island won…

Scranton lost 3-6 to Rochester:
The Yankees started strong, with Kevin Russo getting the game going with a double to left.  Greg Golson followed with a single and stole second.  Jorge Vazquez lined a single to left and the Yankees had two runs on the board.  Rochester came roaring back in the bottom of the inning, however.  Mike Hollimon singled to right and Brian Dinkelman singled to center.  Jeff Bailey followed with a three run homer and the Red Wings took the lead.  Chase Lambin hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the third to put Rochester down 6-2.  A sac fly from Greg Golson gave the Yankees another run, but that was all they could muster as Scranton lost 6-3.  Russo went 2-4 with a run scored and a double.  Golson went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI. D.J. Mitchell struggled, going just five innings and giving up six runs on ten hits.

Trenton was blanked by Richmond 5-0:
Francisco Peguero started the game with a triple to left and scored on a sac fly, giving the Flying Squirrels a 1-0 lead in the first.  Richmond scored a run in each of the next three innings and added another in the ninth to give them a 5-0 win.  The Thunder managed just four hits the whole day, none of which were for extra bases.  They also failed to draw a walk.  Robert Lyerly struck out in each of his at bats.  Steve Garrison last three innings in his first start since returning from the Majors, allowing three runs on five hits.

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Yanks top O's 4-2; take three of four to complete 7-3 homestand | Also, some trade deadline thoughts

The Yankees took care of business Sunday afternoon, topping the Orioles 4-2 to win this weekend’s four-game set, and also go a season-high 22 games over .500. Freddy Garcia turned in yet another strong performance, throwing 6 innings of six-strikeout, two-run ball. O’s starter Jake Arrieta managed to wiggle out of two bases-loaded situation in the first three innings, but wouldn’t be so fortunate after loading the bases for a third time in the fourth, this time with no outs. Brett Gardner came through with a huge bases-clearing triple, and was knocked in on an RBI groundout by Curtis Granderson Continue reading Yanks top O's 4-2; take three of four to complete 7-3 homestand | Also, some trade deadline thoughts

Game 106-This one might actually be close

Yesterday’s doubleheader bore a resemblance to a varsity squad playing a group of little leaguers, which in MLB terms isn’t a totally unfair comparison. The Yanks are looking to improve upon their 8-1 record against the O’s this year, and have outscored them 78-28 this season. That’s a +50 run differential over just 9 games, which accounts for 1/3 of the Yankee +148 run differential on the season. Amazing. Here’s your Yankee lineup, courtesy of LoHud: 1. Gardner LF 2. Jeter SS 3. Granderson CF 4. Teixeira 1B 5. Cano DH 6. Swisher RF 7. Chavez 3B 8. Martin C Continue reading Game 106-This one might actually be close

The day after Ubaldo: strange reports abound

With the Ubaldo Jimenez trade a done deal, post-mortem reports are beginning to come out from all quarters, and as is almost always the case with these, there’s a lot of seemingly conflicting reports and information that wasn’t known beforehand. This seems to be extra true this time. Consider, for example, that though Tim Kurkjian reported the Yankees were “all over” Ubaldo, both Joel Sherman and Marc Carig reported that the Yankees had been out for days, after the Rockies supposedly refused to make a trade contingent on Ubaldo taking a physical.

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New York Yankees-The ‘Win Later’ organization

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you know by now that Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for a package of 4 players. They traded two of their best pitching prospects, one of whom is in AA and has ace potential and the other a MLB ready talent with a lower ceiling. According to Joel Sherman an equivalent Yankee package would have been Dellin Betances and Ivan Nova, which is a far cry from the “Herschel Walker type deal” the Rockies initially had asked for. When the Cleveland Indians GM is more Continue reading New York Yankees-The ‘Win Later’ organization

New York Yankees-The 'Win Later' organization

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you know by now that Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for a package of 4 players. They traded two of their best pitching prospects, one of whom is in AA and has ace potential and the other a MLB ready talent with a lower ceiling. According to Joel Sherman an equivalent Yankee package would have been Dellin Betances and Ivan Nova, which is a far cry from the “Herschel Walker type deal” the Rockies initially had asked for. When the Cleveland Indians GM is more Continue reading New York Yankees-The 'Win Later' organization

Yanks tie season-high with 17 runs — 12 coming in a new franchise-record first inning — on season-high 24 hits in utter shellacking of Orioles

It would appear the Yankee offense took Friday’s unexpected two-run outing to heart, as they dropped seventeen runs on a season-high 24 hits on the Orioles in Game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader, 12 of which came in the first inning — a new franchise record for runs scored in that frame — in a 17-3 victory. All told the Yankees scored twenty-five runs against the Orioles across both games on Saturday. I adore a good old-fashioned blowout, although  you have to feel for O’s starter Zach Britton. I figured the Yanks were in for a world of pain against Britton, Continue reading Yanks tie season-high with 17 runs — 12 coming in a new franchise-record first inning — on season-high 24 hits in utter shellacking of Orioles

The Farm Report: 7/30/11

Scranton lost to Rochester 6-2:
A RBI single by Jesus Montero put the Yankees on the board in the first, but Rochester answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.  They added another run in the second and had a 6-1 lead with Scranton headed into the ninth.  Mike Lamb managed a one out homer, but the Yankees didn’t have a rally in them, as Rochester took a 6-2 win.  The Yankees had plenty of opportunities, but didn’t capitalize as they hit 5-16 with runners in scoring position.  Brandon Laird went 2-4 with a double.  Adam Warren had a bit of an off night, going just five innings and giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks, raising his ERA to 3.39.

Trenton beat up on Richmond, winning 17-5:
The Thunder leapt out to a 4-0 lead in the first, as Raymond Kruml worked a walk and scored on a double from Corban Joseph.  Austin Romine and Zoilo Almonte walked, loading the bases.  Jose Gil drew a walk, pushing another run across the plate.  A single from Yadil Mujica scored two more for Trenton.  Richmond tied the game with a four run third inning, but the Thunder answered in the bottom of the inning.  Almonte led off with a double.  Melky Mesa worked a walk and Damon Sublett laid down a sac bunt.  Gil walked and Mujica singled.  Addison Maruszak followed with a homer and Trenton was up 9-4, a lead they wouldn’t give up as they went on to pound the Flying Squirrels 17-5.  Almonte ended the night 4-5 with five runs scored, a double, a RBI and a walk.  Maruszak went 3-5 with a run scored, a homer and four RBIs.  Corban Joseph went 3-5 with three runs scored, two doubles and a RBI.

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