Kuroda and run support

There’s no other way to spin it: Hiroki Kuroda‘s brief tenure with the Yankees has been wildly successful. He’s got a 3.19/3.77 ERA/FIP and has handled himself more than admirably in the A.L. East after moving over from the Dodgers and the weak-hitting N.L. West. His last start, a 6.1 inning outing...

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The Farm Report: 8/6/12

Trenton and Tampa had the night off.

Charleston is tied 3-3 in the 14th but this was the game up to that point:
The RiverDogs took an early lead as Ali Castillo and Cito Culver hit back-to-back singles.  A ground out by Ben Gamel scored Castillo and Culver scored on a ground out by Robert Refsnyder.  Charleston added another run in the fifth, as Eduardo Sosa lined a single to center.  Culver and Gamel hit back-to-back singles, plating Castillo for a 3-0 lead.  They held the lead until the bottom of the seventh, when Augusta finally got on the board with a two-run homer by Devin Harris.  Jose Flores followed with a triple and scored on a double by Brett Krill, tying the game 3-3.  The game was tied after the ninth and soon the RiverDogs were in another extra inning battle.

At this point, Sosa is 3-5.  Castillo is 2-6 with two runs scored.  Culver is 2-5 with a run scored and a walk.  …

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Game 108: Ichiro at DH is Not a Typo

New York Yankees Detroit Tigers
Curtis Granderson, CF Austin Jackson, CF
Derek Jeter, SS Andy Dirks, LF
Robinson Cano, 2B Miguel Cabrera, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Prince Fielder, 1B
Raul Ibanez, LF Brennan Boesch, RF
Nick Swisher, RF Delmon Young, DH
Eric Chavez, 3B Alex Avila, C
Ichiro Suzuki, DH Jhonny Peralta, SS
Russell Martin, C Omar Infante, 2B
Ivan Nova, SP Justin Verlander, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05...

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Reevaluating the Granderson Trade; Jackson’s Breakout, New CBA Alter Equation

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

Jackson has closed the value gap on Granderson thanks to a breakout 2012 season. (Photo: AP).

When Austin Jackson steps to the plate tonight in the bottom...

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