Colin Curtis, Juan Miranda, end late inning Angels’ comeback in 10-6 Yankee victory

This one was closer than the score makes it look. Javier Vazquez came out on fire. He got through 4 scoreless innings on only 37 pitches. Then, it all fell apart. He gave up 3 runs in...

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As Expected, Yankees Unlikely to Make Big Splash

Via Marc Craig, we get the following quote from Yankee GM Brian Cashman:

“Right now, there’s just a lot of things that aren’t plentiful,” he said. “I’ll make my phone calls and if they lead to something, great. But right now, it’s dead out there for us.”

This pretty much telegraphs what we’ve...

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Pitch F(x), Phil Hughes and Bad Pizza

“The lie is that it’s one or the other” – Forever Overhead, David Foster Wallace.

Phil Hughes struggled last night against the Angels, going only 5 innings and giving up 9 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2.  His strikeout total matched a season-low mark that he set earlier this year in Baltimore.  Hughes has now...

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Discussion: Narratives

When driving home from work today, I threw on the radio as I usually do (damn you, lost iPod!) while driving and tuned into WFAN and Joe Beningo. The first bit I heard was the tail end of some discussion he was having with himself (I assume) about Carlos Beltran which then flowed into a...

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The other record A-Rod is pursuing

RAB ran a post Tuesday highlighting all of Alex Rodriguez’s under appreciated achievements. The post is worth the read, but it ignored a major achievement Alex is pursuing that gets overlooked more than any of his other...

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Game 92: Angels 10, Yankees 2

Hughes gave up back-to-back-to-back singles in the second, as Mike Napoli, Juan Rivera and Maicer Izturis each reached and Napoli score the Halos’ first run of the night.  Erick Aybar started the third inning with a ground-rule double and scored on Torii Hunter’s RBI single, tying the game at 2-2.

Los Angeles took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning.  A single by Rivera was followed by a Izturis homer as the Angels leapt out in front 4-2.  A scoreless fifth kept the Pinstripes within striking distance, but Hughes continued to struggle in the sixth inning, when he walked former teammate Hideki Matsui and gave up a two-run shot to Napoli.  Joe Girardi had some fireworks of his own in the bottom of the inning, when he got tossed for arguing about a call at first base.

Godzilla would strike again in his old stadium.  Hunter worked a walk with two outs and Matsui smacked a homer to right, putting the Angels up 8-2, while the Yankees continued to put up goose eggs on offense.  …

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