Jeter’s Four Hits Not Enough For Shaky Bullpen, 9-6

It felt like the longest 9 innings ever. Two blown leads and 3 hours and 44 minutes later, the Yankees emerged from their first game in Chicago with only a 4.0 game lead in the AL East. With an injury plagued team, we all knew August would be a tough month, but the situation is...

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The Farm Report: 8/20/12

Trenton lost to Altoona 6-2:
After four scoreless innings, the Thunder drew first blood in the bottom of the fifth, as Addison Maruszak hit a solo homer to left. Altoona got the run back in the top of the sixth, but Trenton retook the lead in the bottom of the inning. Jeff Farnham singled and moved to second on a sac bunt by Walter Ibarra. Adonis Garcia doubled him in for the 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, the Curve had a big eighth inning, plating five runs with two outs. That would prove to be more than enough, as the Thunder was unable to put up much fight in the last two innings, losing 6-2.

Garcia went 2-4 with a double, a stolen base and a RBI. Maruszak and Farnham both went 1-3 with a run scored, with Maruszak tagging a homer. David Adams had the Thunder’s only other hit. Shaeffer Hall pitched a strong game, going 6.2 and giving up one run on five hits, a walk and six Ks.…

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Game 122: Woe is Pineda

Michael Pineda is in the news for the first time in what seems like forever, as he was … drum roll, please … arrested for drunk driving.

I am not sure what aspect of this is most depressing. Is it the fact that this is the first news we’ve heard on Pineda since his...

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Pinstripes Prove Slimming for Hiroki Kuroda’s ERA

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

Despite concerns, Kuroda has fit into pinstripes quite nicely. (Photo: AP)

Can Hiroki Kuroda handle the pressure of New York? That was the question on the minds...

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Coming Soon: Yankee September Call-ups

September, and the expanded rosters that come with it,  is just ten days away. The Yankees are a banged up team, piecing together strong performances out of a range of bench and platoon players. This will let up some when Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia, and Andy Pettitte return, and Mark Teixeira gets healthy, but the...

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What’s up with Eric Chavez?

If you had told me that the Yankees were going to play Eric Chavez for 82 games and counting this season, I’d have told you that it was a great idea … in 2002. If you had then told me that Chavez would hit .300/.357/.536 I’d have thought you were talking about 2002. Of course,...

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