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Game 134: Yankees 5, Red Sox 9

The Red Sox didn’t wait long to come back, as Marco Scutaro led off the bottom of the inning with a single to left.  Jacoby Ellsbury lined a double to the outfield, moving Scutaro to third.  Dustin Pedroia grounded out, letting Scutaro score.  Hughes intentionally walked David Ortiz and then gave up a single to Jed Lowrie, allowing Ellsbury to score as Boston took a 2-1 lead.

Hughes ran into more trouble in the fifth inning.  After getting two quick outs, he gave up a single to Adrian Gonzalez.  Ortiz then knocked a homer to center, and the Red Sox held a 4-1 advantage.

The Bombers rallied in the top of the sixth.  Mark Teixeira was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a wild pitch.  Robinson Cano drove a double to center, plating Teixeira.  Nick Swisher walked, and Eric Chavez doubled down the right field line, scoring Cano and Swisher.  Josh Reddick played the ball badly and Chavez moved to third. …

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The Farm Report: 08/31/11 – Yankees win the GCL Finals

Scranton beat Lehigh Valley 6-2:
Gustavo Molina got the scoring started with a solo homer to leadoff the third inning.  Doug Bernier and Chris Dickerson worked walks.  Mike Lamb singled in Bernier and Dickerson scored on a sac fly from Brandon Laird to give Scranton a 3-0 lead.   Jordan Parraz hit a two run homer in the sixth, and a RBI single by Laird in the seventh gave the Yankees a 6-0 lead.  Lehigh Valley managed a couple runs in the bottom of the seventh, but that was all they could muster, as the Yankees took a 6-2 win.  Laird was 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.  Molina was 2-4 with a run scored, a homer and a RBI.  Hector Noesi pitched three innings, giving up just two hits and striking out four batter.  D.J. Mitchell went five innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits, three walks and three Ks.

Trenton took a 7-2 win over New Hampshire:
The Fisher Cats scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning, but the Thunder got it back.  …

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Game 133: Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Curtis Granderson started the fourth inning with a walk, scoring on a double from Cano.  Swisher worked a walk and Chavez knocked another single up the middle, bringing Cano home and giving the Bombers a 3-0 edge.

CC threw a lot of pitches, but managed to keep the Red Sox scoreless through the first three innings.  Carl Crawford connected with a solo homer to right in the bottom of the fourth.  Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Darnell McDonald hit back-to-back singles and Marco Scutaro doubled, plating Saltalamacchia.  Sabathia came back and struck out Adrian Gonzalez to end the inning, but the Yankees’ lead was cut, as the score was 3-2.

Francisco Cervelli started the top of the fifth with a solo homer, giving the Yankees a little bit of breathing room.  Lackey got him back in the top of the seventh, plunking him with a pitch to start the inning.  Cervelli, understandably, did not take kindly to this and had some words for the Boston starter. …

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Game 132: Yankees 3, Orioles 2

Each team went down in order in the second and third innings, but the Yankees added a couple runs in the fourth.  Robinson Cano singled to left and Nick Swisher knocked a homer to right, giving the Bombers a 3-0 lead.

Garcia looked strong, as he didn’t allow a baserunner for three straight innings.  In the bottom of the fifth, however, he gave up a solo homer to Mark Reynolds and the Orioles were on the board.  David Robertson gave up a solo homer to J.J. Hardy in the bottom of the eighth, making the game 3-2, but the Yankees sent Mariano Rivera to the mound for the ninth and they came away with the win.

Bronx Cheers:
Brett Gardner: Gardy went 0-3 with a walk and a steal.

Jorge Posada: Jorgie went 0-4.

RISP: The Yankees had more opportunities to score than I realized, but were unable to take advantage of them.  They were 0-5 with runners in scoring position.…

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The Farm Report: 08/29/11 – Banuelos pitches a one-hitter, GCL Yankees take Game 1 of Finals

…but lost the second game 2-0:
The game stayed scoreless through the first three innings, but the Red Sox broke out in the top of the fourth.  Nate Spears walked and Ryan Lavarnway homered to left, giving Pawtucket a 2-0 lead.  Back-to-back singles by Gustavo Molina and Greg Golson in the bottom of the ninth gave Scranton a chance, but Chris Dickerson grounded out to end the game.   Despite his game ending hit, Dickerson went 2-4 with a double.  Golson was 2-3.  Dellin Betances pitched a strong game, but came up on the losing side when he gave up two runs on two hits and four walks over seven innings.  He also had eight strikeouts.

Trenton lost to New Hampshire 10-4:
The Fisher Cats scored first, with a run in the first inning, but Trenton got it back in the second.  Robert Lyerly doubled and scored when Melky Mesa reached on a fielder’s choice.  Unfortunatley, the Fisher Cats broke the game open in the top of the fourth, scoring eight runs.  …

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Game 131: Yankees 8, Orioles 3

The Yankees’ offense finally got moving in the top of the third.  Eric Chavez singled to center and Brett Gardner worked a walk as Curtis Granderson drove a homer over the wall in right for the first Yankee lead of the day.  J.J. Hardy doubled to left in the bottom of the inning and scored on a sac fly from Adam Jones, tying the game at 3-3.

The game stayed tied until the sixth, when the Bombers showed off their power.  Mark Teixeira singled and Robinson Cano followed with a homer to left, putting the Yankees out in front again.  Nick Swisher then drove a homer to left, as the back-to-back bombs chased Brian Matusz from the game.  That did little to quiet New York, however, as Andruw Jones greeted Chris Jakubauskas with the Yankees’ third straight home run for a 7-3 lead.  Granderson added another solo shot in the top of the seventh and New York took an 8-3 win.…

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Game 130: Yankees 0, Orioles 2

Mark Reynolds led off the bottom of the eighth with a single that dropped into short center field.  Ryan Adams lined a single and Nolan Reimold grounded into a force out for the first out of the inning.  Colon struck out Robert Andino, but J.J. Hardy singled to left, plating another run and giving the Orioles a 2-0 victory.

Bronx Cheers:
The Offense: Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez all went 0-4.  Robinson Cano went 0-3 with two strikeouts.  The team managed five hits and none of them were for extra bases.

Curtain Calls:
Bartolo Colon: The Yankees really needed a strong outing from a starter, and Colon gave it to them.  He went 7.2 innings and gave up just two runs on seven hits.  He didn’t walk anyone and struck out four.

Mark Teixeira: Teix was the only one who really was hitting.  He went 3-4.

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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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Game 128: Athletics 9, Yankees 22

David DeJesus tripled with one out in the top of the second.  He scored on a double by Cliff Pennington to give the A’s a 2-1 lead.  It was the third inning, however, where Hughes really fell apart.  Weeks singled to center and Matsui lined a single to left.  Josh Willingham singled in Weeks and DeJesus singled in Matsui.  Girardi pulled Hughes and called on Cory Wade who gave up a three run homer on his first pitch, giving Oakland a 7-1 lead.

Russell Martin hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth, but it was the bottom of the fifth that got the Yankees back in the game.  Jeter started the inning with a single and Curtis Granderson worked a walk.  Alex Rodriguez singled to left, loading as Robinson Cano sent the second pitch he saw into the seats in right, putting the Yankees down by just one.  The Bombers had the chance to take the lead, as Nick Swisher drove a double to right and Martin worked  a walk.  …

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