Kuroda brilliant. Yankees beat the White Sox, 4-0

Granderson started the scoring for the Yankees in the first inning with a blast to right into the second deck. The Yankees scored again in the second inning. Nick Swisher led off the inning with a single. But then Raul Ibanez popped out and Russell Martin struck out. But then Dewayne Wise jumped on a Peavy fastball and drove it into the gap in right-center. Nick Swisher chugged all the way around from first to score.

The game settled into a pitcher’s duel after Wise’s double. But it was Wise again who again provided some fireworks when he hit a solo shot with one out in the fifth inning. Wise’s homer landed half way up the second deck in right field. Peavy then hit Derek Jeter (0-3) with a pitch but no further damaged resulted.

Robinson Cano rounded out the scoring with a solo shot of his own that landed in just about the same spot as Wise’s homer. The homer was Cano’s eleventh in the month of June.… Click here to read the rest

Yanks get battered in 14-7 loss

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It started out well enough for Adam Warren last night. He struck out the first MLB batter he faced in DeAza, and then got Kevin Youlikis to pop out in foul territory. But it all went downhill from there. He walked the next two batters he faced, then escaped further trouble with a Alex Rios fly ball to CF. His 2nd inning of work went like this. HR, single, single, double. Visit to the mound by pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Two grounders allowed Gordon Beckham to advance to 3rd and score, then a fly ball ended the frame. The 3rd inning proceeded in a similar fashion for the Yankee rookie. Home Run, single, stolen base, single, single and another 2 runs scored. At that point the Yanks found themselves in a 6-4 hole, Girardi signaled for Phelps and Mr Warren’s night was mercifully over.

It would be grossly unfair to judge anyone based on one start, much less the first start of their MLB career, but there’s no sugarcoating that Adam Warren was awful last night.… Click here to read the rest

The Farm Report: 6/29/12

Branyan went 2-3 with two runs scored, a homer nad three RBIs.  Ramiro Pena was the only batter to go hitless, while the rest of the lineup each picked up a hit.  Dickerson went 1-3 with three runs scored and two walks.  Nelson Figueroa threw five innings and gave up two runs on three hits, three walks and four Ks.

Trenton lost to New Britain 8-4:
Trenton scored first, as David Adams singled in Jose Pirela in the first.  New Britain tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning and took a one run lead in the second.  Adams homered in the third, but the Rock Cats put together a great rally in the bottom of the inning.  Doubles from Estarlin De Los Santos and James Beresford helped New Britain take a 7-2 edge.  Addison Maruszak hit a two run homer in the fourth, but that was all the offense the Thunder had in them, taking an 8-4 loss.… Click here to read the rest

Game 76: Welcome to the Show, Mr. Warren

Chicago White Sox New York Yankees
Alejandro De Aza, CF Derek Jeter, SS
Kevin Youkilis, 3B Curtis Granderson, CF
Adam Dunn, DH Mark Teixeira, 1B
Paul Konerko, 1B Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Alex Rios, RF Robinson Cano, 2B
A.J. Pierzynski, C Nick Swisher, RF
Dayan Viciedo, LF Andruw Jones, DH
Alexei Ramirez, SS Jayson Nix, LF
Gordon Beckham, 2B Chris Stewart, C
Jose Quintana, SP Adam Warren, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., on the YES Network and MLB Network. Let’s go Yankees!… Click here to read the rest

Previewing Adam Warren

With CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the DL and David Phelps still getting stretched out in the minors, 24 year-old righty Adam Warren will be making his major league debut tonight against the White Sox.  Drafted in the 4th round as a senior from baseball powerhouse UNC, Warren has steadily progressed through the Yankee farm system, and has earned his shot in the bigs.  Below are his minor league statistics

Year Age Lev W L W-L% ERA IP H HR BB SO H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2009 21 A- 4 2 .667 1.43 56.2 49 1 10 50 7.8 0.2 1.6 7.9 5.00
2010 22 A+-AA 11 7 .611 2.59 135.1 121 4 33 126 8.0 0.3 2.2 8.4 3.82
2010 22 A+ 7 5 .583 2.22 81.0 72 2 17 67 8.0 0.2 1.9 7.4 3.94
2010 22 AA 4 2 .667 3.15 54.1 49 2 16 59 8.1 0.3 2.7 9.8 3.69
2011 23 AAA 6 8 .429 3.60 152.1 145 13 53 111 8.6 0.8 3.1 6.6 2.09
2012 24 AAA 5 5 .500 3.86 86.1 99 9 27 59 10.3 0.9 2.8 6.2 2.19
4 Seasons 26 22 .542 3.05 430.2 414 27 123 346 8.7 0.6 2.6 7.2 2.81
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/29/2012.
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