Game 62: Keep on Keepin’ on

New York Yankees Atlanta Braves
Derek Jeter, SS Michael Bourn, CF
Curtis Granderson, CF Martin Prado, LF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B Brian McCann, C
Robinson Cano, 2B Dan Uggla, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Chipper Jones, 3B
Raul Ibanez, LF Jason Heyward, RF
Nick Swisher, RF Eric Hinske, 1B
Russell Martin, C Andrelton Simmons, SS
Hiroki Kuroda, SP Tim Hudson, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m., on the YES...

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Arod Slams Record Book, Continues Assault on All-Time Leaders

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

With one swing, Arod joined elite company in three different categories. (Photo: USA Today)

Alex Rodriguez’ grand slam in the eighth inning of yesterday’s game...

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Correction coming for Soriano?


Rafael Soriano has a 2.01 ERA in 24 appearances. (Photo: Getty Images).

Rafael Soriano, interim closer with Mariano Rivera out for the season, blew his first save of the year on Sunday. Entering a 4-3 game in the top...

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Brian Cashman created his own Joba problem

From a substantive matter, I guess I mostly agree with Cashman. It’s certainly true that the Yankees didn’t really have Joba “bounce around” from the rotation to the bullpen, anymore than any starter who breaks into the big leagues in the bullpen is bounced around, and that has been a common practice in MLB for decades now. To that end, it’s also extremely stupid to say that that cause Joba to need Tommy John surgery in 2011, both because there’s no evidence for that at all and because, by that point, Joba hadn’t pitched out of the rotation since September of 2009. And the point about other teams is certainly true, though I’d politely suggest Cashman take that up with the local media that he happily enables most of the time.

On the other hand, it’s sort of hard to get past the fact that Cashman pulled the plug on Joba as a starter after just one full season in 2009, ostensibly because Joba’s stuff played better in the bullpen (something that Cashman has said publicly).

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Trade Musings: Outfield Targets

“I haven’t been looking,” Cashman said. “That doesn’t mean that (it’s out of the question). Now you’ve passed the draft, people will be more interested in having conversations. I have not had any conversations with anybody about anything.”

Almost immediately after we heard of Brett Gardner‘s setback last weekend, we had word from...

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