The Farm Report: 8/12/12

Empire State beat Syracuse 1-0 in Game 2:
Corban Joseph homered in the top of the third, which proved to be all the Yankees needed as they held on for the 1-0 victory.  Both teams scattered five hits over seven innings, with Chris Dickerson, Joseph, Mustelier, Kevin Russo and Ramiro Pena picking up hits for Empire State. Joseph’s was the only extra base hit. Pena and Joseph each drew a walk. Chase Whitley threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits, a walk and striking out four. Manny Delcarmen pitch two innings, giving up two hits and striking out three.

Trenton lost to Altoona 8-3:
The Curve wasted little time getting the lead, scoring two runs in the first.  Charles Cutler singled in Jarek Cunningham in the second for the 3-0 lead. David Adams singled to start the fourth, scoring on a double by Zoilo Almonte and putting the Thunder on the board. Altoona rallied in the fifth, plating five runs and taking a commanding 8-1 lead.…

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Yanks rally late, but come up short, fall to Jays 10-7

Encarnacion has hit thirty homers this season. Is there something in the water in Toronto?

At first this had the makings of an old fashioned rout. The Blue Jays were leading 10-1 after the fifth inning. The Yankee offense and defense looked...

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Phil not so philthy in Yankees’ 10-7 loss to Jays

The fourth inning was truly catastrophic for Hughes, who suffered from the terrible combination of an inability to keep his fastball down in the zone, ineffective breaking balls, timely hitting, and an energized Blue Jays lineup eager to avoid a sweep at home. It seemed like everything he threw in the fourth was either rocketed to the outfield or scraped through the infield. First, Moises Sierra singled; catcher Jeff Mathis promptly doubled him home. After a strikeout, a walk and a flyout, Rajai Davis–probably Toronto’s hero on the night–blasted a long double to center, scoring both of them. After Mike McCoy (Hank’s better looking brother), singled in Davis, Encarnacion–finally delivering on his promise this season–blasted a two run shot. 7-0, and it looked pretty much over.

The Jays tacked on a couple more runs before the sixth, bringing the score to 10-1, but the Yankees staged a relatively dramatic comeback. Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano (with Nick Swisher aboard) homered to bring the Yankees to 10-4; in the seventh, Granderson lead off with a single, the Casey McGehee–on fire, with an RBI double earlier–smoked a ball to left.…

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Game Thread: Sunday August 12th, Yankees at Blue Jays

What a difference a week makes. After falling to 6-12 over a stretch of 18 games, the Yankees have now run off four consecutive victories. They’re 7-3 over their last ten games and have reclaimed the best record in the American League. Winning the split of the series in Detroit was the turning point for...

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Super Nova! Yankees hurler rebounds, K’s 10 in 5-2 win over Blue Jays

Casey McGehee pummeled his first home run in the top of the fourth inning, a three-run blast that had Yankees’ radio announcer John Sterling yelling “How do you like that, Casey at the bat!” (what did you really expect?). The three run shot put the game out of reach for the Jays, with Nova dealing, and you could pretty much tell that by the fourth inning. There were a few moments of worry for the young pitcher–Rajai Davis was particularly impressive, collecting two hits and two runs, while swiping third base in the bottom of the eigth–but they were nothing he couldn’t handle, especially considering how well he was commanding his breaking arsenal.

Derek Jeter blasted an RBI ground rule double in the top of the sixth inning, putting the Yankees up 5-1–Jayson Nix singled home Teixeira before McGehee homered in the fourth, after which Edwin Encarnacion drove in Davis. Jeter’s drive gave him 150 hits on the year for the 17th consecutive season (yes), tying only Hank Aaron; there aren’t many things that could make Jeter more of a lock to join the hall of fame, but being on a list of two with Hank Aaron certainly won’t hurt the Captain’s candidacy.…

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