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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Logan’s Strikeout Numbers Cooling Off

One of the most dominating figures in the bullpen has surprisingly risen in Boone Logan. He began 2012 with a 12.54 K/9 in April and a 15.43 K/9 in May, which can be substantiated by a 29.87% whiff rate on the slider in both months. The outbreak from the Yankees’ left handed reliever was a...

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