The Farm Report: 8/1/12

Pirela and Maruszak went 2-4 with a RBI. Murton went 2-5 with a double and a run scored.  Mikey O’Brien went five and gave up two runs on five hits, three walks and four Ks.  Mark Montgomery went two innings held Altoona hitless, scoreless and walkless, while striking out four.  Graham Stoneburner pitched a scoreless eleventh and picked up a K, allowing two hits.

Tampa beat Charlotte 6-1:
Gary Sanchez and Zach Wilson hit back-to-back singles in the second.  Sanchez scored on a singled lined to left by Jose Mojica for the early lead.  Ramon Flores singled in the fifth and Adonis Garcia followed with a double.  Slade Heathcott singled in Garcia and the Yankees had a 3-0 lead.  Wilson tripled in the sixth and scored on a line drive by Jose Toussen.  Flores started the ninth with a single to right and Heathcott knocked out a two-run homer for the 6-0 lead.  The Stone Crabs got one run in the bottom of the ninth, but the Yankees took the 6-1 victory.…

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No Excuses For Nova’s Disaster

“Bad luck,” Ivan Nova said. “I had a bad day. It was a tough day for me. I threw a lot of good sliders, I threw some good curveballs, I broke two bats and they got base hits. It’s not a good day. … I felt really good and I threw strikes but I...

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60 Seconds of Sound

In today’s 60 Seconds of Sound, which recaps the last 24 hours in New York sports, Matt Harvey talks about his second start, Joe Girardi explains Ivan Nova’s struggles, Mike Tannenbaum sends Jeff Otah back to the Panthers, and Kyle Flood looks forward to Rutgers’ 2012 season.

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Game 104: McGehee’s Debut

Casey McGehee has made it to the Bronx wearing number 45. In the team’s current rut, the Yankees need something to change their pace, and hopefully McGehee can spark something. On the mound, Phil Hughes takes on left handed Zach Britton. The 24 year old Britton has...

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What to expect from Casey McGehee

So what do we expect from McGehee? That is hard to peg as he has been a National League player for his entire career. He has played for the Cubs, Brewers and Pirates. McGehee was acquired mostly to serve as a stopgap for Alex Rodriguez at third with A-Rod out for six to eight weeks with a fractured bone in his hand. McGehee will likely platoon with Eric Chavez at third and the duo will give the Yankees very good defense at that corner no matter who plays. McGehee has had very positive fielding metrics the past two seasons. He had a low fielding percentage in 2011 with twenty errors, but his overall fielding was still regarded as above league standard.

So, McGehee will hold his own on defense. What about offense? His splits the last couple of seasons have strongly favored his right-handed bat against left-handed pitching. But his overall career numbers show a much closer balance between the splits.…

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