The Farm Report: 08/27/11 – Lots of rain and a few losses.

Tampa lost 6-5 to Brevard County:
Tampa scored first when Abraham Almonte knocked a leadoff homer in the first.  Brevard County put two on the board in the top of the second to take a lead.  Rob Segedin started the bottom of the second with a ground-rule double, scoring on a sac fly form Kelvin Castro to tie the score.  Brevard County broke the tie in the sixth and took a 6-2 lead as the game headed into the final inning.  Tampa managed a rally, as Kyle Roller started with a walk and Segedin singled to right.  Neil Medchill walked to load the bases and Cody Johnson grounded into a force out at the plate.  Castro singled to center, scoring two runs and Walter Ibarra plated Johnson on a single.  Unfortunately, the Yankees rally ran out, as they took a 6-5 loss. Ibarra was 2-4 with a double and a RBI.  Segedin was 2-4 with two runs scored and a double.  …

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Open Thread-Looking at the 40 man

With September call ups soon underway, I thought it would be fun to kick around who stays and who goes on the 40-man roster. Brackman , Betances, Garrison, Pendleton, Pope, Whelan, Laird, Dickerson, Golson, Maxwell and Melky Mesa are all on the 40 man, so they can be called up without making a roster move...

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A.J. Burnett starts, Yankees lose

(AP Photo/Patrick Smith)

After giving up nine runs over five innings in the Yankees’ 12-5 loss to the Orioles last night, A.J. Burnett‘s ERA rose to 5.31 — the worst mark in the American League...

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The Farm Report 08/26/11 – Losses almost everywhere

Double-A Trenton lost to New Britain, 4-2
Trenton led 2-1 on single runs in the fourth and second, but Ryan Pope blew the save with three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Zolio Almonte went 2-for-4 with a double. Schaeffer Hall threw 6.2 innings of six-hit, one-run ball, with five walks (ew) and three strikeouts.

High-A Tampa lost to Brevard County, 8-7
This one was pretty wacky and back-and-forth, but Brevard County took the lead with a two-run eighth inning. Abe Almonte and Mitch Albieta both went 2-for-4, and DeAngelo Mack’s one hit was a triple.

Low-A Charleston lost to Savannah, 7-6
Savannah walked off on Charleston, who had a 4-2 lead through three but couldn’t hold it. Jose Mojica was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, and both Ramon Flores and Jeffrey Farnham doubled.

Staten Island beat Aberdeen, 8-4
Hooray, a win! Staten Island scored five through the first four innings. Mason Williams had a big day, going 4-for-5 with a triple, walk, and stolen base, as well as three runs scored.…

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Game Thread: Yankees vs. Orioles, 8/26/2011 (7:05PM EST on YES)

“I’d like to see how smart Theo Epstein is with the Tampa Bay (Rays) payroll. You got Carl Crawford ’cause you paid more than anyone else, and that’s what makes you smarter? That’s why I like whipping their butt. It’s great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, ‘How...

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Jesus Montero’s excellent timing

With September 1, the date that major league rosters expand, rapidly approaching, Jesus Montero seems to have turned up the heat in an effort to make it to the bigs.  In the last week, Montero made the BA hot sheet , checking in at #4 with a .364/.391/.1000 effort, plus four big home runs (he...

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