Andruw’s struggles against lefties

A funny thing has happened regarding Andruw Jones this season. Jones, typically a lefty masher, has had a complete and total reverse platoon split this year. Coming into yesterday’s game, in which he went 0-1 against a lefty pitcher, Jones was hitting just .188/.254/.344 against lefties with a .263 wOBA and a...

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The Farm Report: 6/20/12 (Updated)

Trenton lost to Richmond 7-5 (12 innings):
Addison Maruszak tied the game at 2-2 with a two run homer in the bottom of the second.  Richmond held a 5-2 lead after four, but Trenton chipped away at it.  Zoilo Almonte started the sixth with a double, moving to third on a wild pitch.  Melky Mesa was hit by a pitch and stole second, allowing Zlmonte to score as the catcher made a throwing error.  Luke Murton singled in Mesa.  Trenton added another run in the seventh, as Almonte scored on a Mesa single, tying the game 5-5.  A two run double from Johnny Monell in the top of the twelfth, however, gave Richmond all they needed as they defeated the Thunder 7-5.  Mesa went 3-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI.  Maruszak went 2-5 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs.  Almonte went 2-6 with two runs scored and a double.  The only player to not get a hit was Kyle Higashioka.  …

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Yankees drop 2nd straight as Hughes struggles

While the Yankees were rolling out a 10-game winning streak replete with dominant pitching, it had to come to an end eventually.  Yesterday’s loss snapped the streak, and today’s tough outing from Phil Hughes was the worst start by a Yankee pitcher in quite some time.  Hughes faced off against the Braves’ Tommy Hanson, like...

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Maddon’s Defense of Peralta Shifts Blame, but Is It Out of Bounds?

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

It’s not cheating if everyone is doing it, right? Tampa Bay Rays’ manager Joe Maddon seems to think so. At least that’s what the unorthodox manager implied when he defended reliever Joel Peralta, who was ejected from last night’s game because...

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June 20 Game Thread

Sorry for the lateness of the thread, we had some miscommunications.  The Yankees look to start another winning streak in a rare weekday day game against the Braves.  Feel free to discuss the game, the ungodly heat, and anything else that strikes your fancy.  Let’s go Yankees!

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