Zombie Posada hits granny; backs second straight strong outing by Hughes

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This was a fun one, not only because the Yanks blew the Rays out 9-2, but also because I got to watch it with Matt Imbrogno, MJR, and fellow huge fans Bexy, Read more

Game 119-We play today? We win today? That’s it?

Check out the hourly forecast from Accuweater. I don’t see how they’re going to get this one in. There’s a 2 hour window around 1:00 where the chance of rain drops to 40-50%, then shoots back up to 90% for the rest of the day. If they do...

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Hughes makes rotation question a no-brainer

Hughes is certainly doing his best to remind everyone why he was being counted on to be the team’s number two starter at the beginning of this year, before a mystifying arm injury cost him most of the first half and made him a human launching pad when he was playing. Over 6 innings, Hughes allowed just 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6 Rays on just 96 pitches. He also did a good job of mixing his pitches, throwing 46 four-seam fastballs, 25 curveballs, 13 curveballs, and 12 (!) changeups. It was his best start of the season in my opinion, and came on the heels of what had previously been his best start of the season over a week ago in Chicago.

And that’s been the overall trend with Hughes since his return to the team. Despite Joe Girardi deciding to denigrate Hughes by starting the “one good start” meme in order to defend A.J, Hughes has actually been remarkably solid since coming off of the DL.…

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The Farm Report 08/13/11 – Injuries stink :(

Double-A Trenton beat Harrisburg, 7-4
Trenton scored four in the first, on a Zolio Almonte grand slam off Oliver Perez. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Harrisburg scored three in the third to pull closer, but then Trenton scored two in the top of the fourth on an Austin Krum single, and one in the fifth when Melky Mesa homered, to put the game away. Mesa also tripled and walked, and Krum went 4-for-4. Craig Heyer threw 6.1 innings of five-hit ball, giving up three runs, though none were earned. He walked two and struck out five.

High-A Tampa beat Dunedin, 7-2
Some guy named Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with a walk. I think you can boo him now. Tampa had a 3-2 lead on a Cody Johnson two-run homer in the fifth and Deangelo Mack RBI groundout, before they scored four in the top of the ninth to turn it into a blowout. Emerson Landoni homered, and Deangelo Mack had a big triple with the bases loaded to score three.…

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The Yankees’ newest million dollar (bonus) baby

Per Keith Law’s twitter, the Yankees will be signing 5th-round pick Greg Bird to a bonus exceeding $1 million at the August 16th signing deadline, way above the slot recommendation for the selection.  Bird was reportedly asking for first-round money (or close to it) around the time of the draft, so this bonus was more...

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