Cueto brilliant in 10-2 Reds victory; Gordon unable to Aaron Small himself out of disappointing start

In a game the Reds sorely needed to win to avoid being swept at home, Johnny Cueto came up huge, hurling seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball — the lone blemish on his ledger a Nick Swisher solo home run in the second — and enabling the Reds to beat the Yankees 10-2. The loss snapped the Bombers’ four-game win streak — which tied the team’s high water mark for consecutive victories — prevented the Yankees from sweeping their third three-game set of the season and represented the team’s largest margin of defeat in 2011. Brian Gordon, who pitched well Continue reading Cueto brilliant in 10-2 Reds victory; Gordon unable to Aaron Small himself out of disappointing start

Cashman Speaks

Brian Cashman spoke on a few different things yesterday, so I thought I’d weight in. First up from LoHud (H/T RAB): On yesterday’s starter Brian Gordon: “Everybody was like, ‘This guy looks like he can help us,’ ” Cashman said. “I’m not afraid to take a chance.” Sounds about right. It’s Cashman’s job to find guys who are going to help the Yankees win and for at least one day, he did that. I’ll say it again, the Yankees don’t hate their prospects. On prospects and the catching situation: The GM said he doesn’t want to rush prospects before their Continue reading Cashman Speaks

Please stop the Brian Gordon hand wringing

During the game last night, we heard that the Yankees essentially “poached” pitcher Brian Gordon from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the AAA affiliate for the Phillies, so that he could (most likely) start the game for the Bombers on Thursday that is vacated by Bartolo Colon. Gordon had a minor league opt out in his contract with Philadelphia and exercised it so he could pitch in the Majors. Gordon is a converted outfielder who has a career .781 OPS in the minors. He started pitching full time in 2007 at the age of 2008 when he was 28. Since Continue reading Please stop the Brian Gordon hand wringing

Brian Gordon may get Thursday afternoon start against Rangers

During last night’s game word came that the Yankees signed minor league hurler Brian Gordon, and may start him on Thursday afternoon against the Rangers. Gordon has been in the Phillies’ system this season, and per RAB, he has pitched to a 2.55 FIP in nine starts and three relief appearances (55.1 IP) with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He’s also leading the International League with a 1.14 ERA.