Robertson can’t hold lead, Rays come back in final inning

On the whole, David Phelps was solid again in his second career start but, also again, it wound up being a short night for the rookie. Phelps walked four and allowed three hits through 4+ innings and, though he had kept the Rays off of the scoreboad, Joe Girardi opted to play the match ups to get the final out of the fifth inning, bringing Boone Logan in to face Matt Joyce after Phelps allowed a double and two walks after recording the first two outs. Logan stuck Joyce out with a steady diet of sliders, and after that the bullpen did a great job until the final inning.

The Yankees’ offense, on the other hand, was a different matter entirely. They had their chances, collecting a total of nine hits to go with one walk in the game, but managed to turn that into just one run, thanks in no small part to another poor performance (0-8) with runners in scoring position.…

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The Farm Report: 5/9/12 – Betances has best start yet

Trenton lost to Reading 5-1:
The Thunder allowed Reading’s first batter of the game to reach, as Corban Joseph committed a fielding error.  Darin Ruf then drove a two-run homer to left and the Phillies had a 2-0 lead.  Trenton threatened in the third, as Addison Maruszak singled and Abraham Almonte grounded into a force out at second.  Almonte stole second and third, but the Thunder couldn’t bring him home.  Reading doubled their score with two more runs in the third and added another run for good measure in the fifth.  Trenton finally got a run on Melky Mesa’s solo homer in the top of the ninth, but that was all they got, as they took the 5-1 loss.  Mesa was the only Trenton player with multiple hits, going 4-2 with a homer.  Shaeffer Hall went seven innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk. 

Tampa lost to Jupiter 4-3:
Christian Yelich had a solo homer for Jupiter in the bottom of the first, giving the Hammerheads the first run of the game. …

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May 9 Game Thread

After a nail-biting 5-3 victory last night that saw David Robertson work out of a 9th-inning jam, the Yankees go back to work tonight against the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays.  David Phelps will take the hill for the Yankees, making his second career start.  It may also be his last start for a little while,...

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What A Relief! Robertson Walks Tight Rope in First Save of Season

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23).

Larry Rothschild congratulates David Robertson after he notched his first save of the season. (Photo: Kathy Willens)

Yankees fans have been spoiled. Since 1997,...

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Pineda update

Injured Yankees’ pitcher Michael Pineda talked to WFAN’s Sweeny Muri today, and divulged a few interesting nuggets. First, Pineda’s surgeon apparently told him that he would be “100%” come Spring Training, though he told him that before operating on Pineda’s labrum, so I reckon that doesn’t exactly qualify as a technical medical...

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