Musing On The Future Of The 2012 Rotation

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

2012 has been a season of surprises for the Yankee starting pitching staff.  The mid-January trade for Michael Pineda was a surprise, as was the follow-up signing of Hiroki Kuroda, who did not appear to be on...

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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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