The Farm Report: 6/23/12


It’s been a long day, so this is going to be a bit abbreviated…

Empire State lost to Indianapolis 8-3:
The Yankees didn’t have much of a chance, as John Maine took the start and gave up six runs in the first.  A RBI double by Brandon Laird in the second and a wo run homer by Jack Cust put Empire State back in it, but Indianapolis added two more runs for the 8-3 victory.  Corban Joseph went 2-4.  Cust and Laird had the Yankees only extra base hits and RBIs.  John Maine lasted just .1 inning, giving up six runs on five hits, two walks and a K.  Manny Delcarman’s recent struggles continued, as he gave up two runs on two hits in two innings.

Trenton swept a doubleheader against Portland, 8-3 in Game 1…:
A RBI double by David Adams gave the Thunder their first run of the day and Abraham Almonte gave them a 2-0 lead in the second on a single to center.  Portland teid the game in the third, but Trenton retook the lead in the fourth.  They used a big fifth inning and back-to-back-to-back homers from Zoilo Almonte, Melky Mesa and Luke Murton to take a 7-3 lead.  Trenton held on for the 8-3 victory, as everyone picked up at least one hit.  Abraham went 2-4 with a run scored, a RBI and two stolen bases.  Adams went 2-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs.  Jose Gil went 2-3 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI.

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Ibanez ties it. Chavez wins it. Yanks beat Mets, 4-3

Oh, those dreaded home runs. That is the only way the Yankees score they say. Those homers won a ballgame tonight over the New York Mets, 4-3. The Yankees were having a tough time against Chris Young through six as they managed only singles by Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher as the only tallies against the tall right-handed pitcher. In fact, the Yankees managed only five hits all night. But then the Yankees turned on the fireworks in the seventh. Mark Teixeira led off the inning with a walk. Nick Swisher hit a double (his 1,000th career hit) and then Raul Ibanez hit a hard line drive to the right field corner that barely cleared the fence in a hurry and the Yankees had tied the score at 3-3. Jon Rauch relieved Young and struck out Russell Martin. Eric Chavez came up to pinch hit and hit a homer to the opposite field which proved to be the game winner. Two relief pitchers received decisions as Clay Rapada (2-0) picked up the win and Rauch (3-7) took the loss.

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Game 70: Stop the skid

You know what’s irritating? Following a long winning streak with an extended period of losing. The three straight games the Yankees have lost since the end of their 10 game winning streak isn’t the worst thing in the world, but they’re going to need to get back into the win column pretty soon, so might as well do it tonight. Ivan Nova gets the start for the Yankees, his third outing in a National League park, so I’m sure he’s feeling awfully special about that. Here’s the lineups for the game:


Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Ivan Nova RHP


Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Lucas Duda RF
Ike Davis 1B
Scott Hairston LF
Omar Quintanilla SS
Josh Thole C
Chris Young RHP

First pitch is scheduled for 7:15, and the game can be seen on Fox. Unless, of course, you’re blacked out like me. Enjoy

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Andy’s rocky 1st inning proves decisive

When you have a lineup like the Yankees do, as a fan I always feel like they’re still in the game no matter what the deficit. We saw proof of that on an April night in Boston, and falling behind 5-0 in the first inning facing Mets starter Jon Niese with the worst bullpen in the NL behind him, I still had confidence the Yanks would get back in the game and be one swing away from a big comeback win. Fangraphs Win Probability doesn’t agree, but that’s OK. I’ve more of a match ups guy, and WPA is the Continue reading Andy’s rocky 1st inning proves decisive

Offense can’t climb out of Pettitte’s hole, Yankees lose to Mets

So far this season, the Yankees have enjoyed playing in National League parks much more than I’ve enjoyed watching them play there. Entering tonight’s opener against the Mets at Citi Field, the Yankees were a perfect six-for-six in games played without the designated hitter after sweeps of the Mets’ N.L. East rivals Atlanta and Washington, but that streak would come to an end Friday as the Yankees dropped the opening round of the second leg of the 2012 Subway Series 6-4 in Queens.

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The Farm Report-6/22/2012

Tampa Bay and Trenton were rained out, which is probably a good thing for them considering how the night went for most of the rest of the system.

Empire State lost to Indianapolis 4-2:

It was a rough night at the plate for the Yankees, who managed just three hits and three walks in the game. They did, however, take a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth innings thanks to a solid effort by Ramon Ortiz, who held the Indians to just one run on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Reliever Justin Thomas couldn’t hold the lead, however, and would wind up being charged with allowing three runs in the inning as Indianapolis jumped out to a 4-2 lead that they would nail down with a perfect ninth. For the Yankees, Kevin Russo, Ronnier Mustelier, and Chris Dickerson picked up the hits, with the former two collecting an RBI apiece. All three hits were singles. Yankees’ hitters struck out a combined 10 times tonight.

Charleston lost to Greenville 7-3:

Whereas the Triple-A team couldn’t get it going with the bats, that was not a problem for the Riverdogs, who collected 12 hits on the night. Their pitching was another matter, entirely, as all three men to take the mound would give up at least one run, including four surrendered by starter Wilton Rodriguez. Rodriguez allowed exactly one run in each of the first four innings, and was done after that. At the plate, Reymond Nunez had a big game, going 3-5 with a double, while Tyler Austin went 2-5 with two RBI.

Staten Island lost to Hudson Valley 6-4:

2012 draft pick Taylor Dugas had a big night from the leadoff spot, going 3-5 with an RBI, but the Yankees still came up short in this seesaw game. Hudson Valley got ahead 3-0 early, before the Yankees put four runs on the board to take the lead in the sixth. The lead would not hold, however, as Hudson Valley would score three runs off of reliever Charles Basford. The Renegades’ pitchers would not allow a walk or a base hit after that sixth inning to finish off the Yankees. In addition to Dugas, catcher Wes Wilson picked up three hits, while second baseman Jamiel Orozco added a double and three RBI.

The GCL Yankees beat the Phillies 4-2:

Thankfully the baby Yankees saved us from a full system sweep today with a late game comeback, scoring three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth to come back from a 2-0 deficit for the victory. Slade Heathcott picked up a single and scored the final run, while rightfielder Ericson Leonora went 2-3 with a double, the Yankees’ only extra base hit in the game. Leftfielder and leadoff hitter Kelvin Duran went 2-5, the only other Yankee to get multiple hits in the game. Continue reading The Farm Report-6/22/2012