The Farm Report: 7/28/12

Trenton beat Harrisburg 5-1 in Game 2:
The Senators took a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the inning when Luke Murton doubled in Jose Pirela and Zoilo Almonte.  They added some insurance in the fourth, scoring three runs on a RBI single from Rob Segedin and a double by Pirela.  Pirela and Melky Mesa both went 2-3 with a run scored and a double.  Pirela had a RBI.  Segedin also went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI.  Craig Heyer went 3.2 innings and gave up one run on three hits and four Ks.  Graham Stoneburner threw 2.1 and held the Senators scoreless.  He gave up three hits and a walk, striking out one.

Tampa got stomped by Palm Beach 12-0:
The Yankees never had much of a chance, as the Cardnials knocked them for twelve runs on 23 hits.  Ramon Flores went 2-4 and Gary Sanchez went 3-4 with a double.  …

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Yanks Eighth Inning Comeback Not Enough, Red Sox win 8-6

It’s amazing how the game of baseball can make you feel euphoric one inning and make you feel like you’re in despair the next. That’s exactly what happened to Yankee fans tonight in the eighth and ninth innings.

With the Yanks down 6-4  in the bottom of the eighth – after both CC Sabathia...

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“It’s not over…”: Red Sox jump on Sabathia early, rally late to beat Yanks 8-6

But, as they’ve done a few times before against the Red Sox this season, the bombers came roaring back. Three runs in the bottom of the frame, courtesy of a Jayson Nix two-run homer and a Derek Jeter RBI groundout, left them back at square one (well, square minus-2). Things proceeded as planned from there on, with neither pitching staff giving an inch.

Until the bottom of the eighth inning: Raul Ibanez hit for Chris Stewart, and lined a single into right field. A couple batters later, Mark Teixeira (still on a tear), blasted a shot to right field to tie the score. And, just like that, it seemed that the Yankees would be able to pull this one out.

And that lasted all of about 15 minutes, until Rafael Soriano, in to pitch the top of the ninth, walked Jacoby Ellsbury, and allowed a long triple to (can we say “Yankee-killer”?) Pedro Ciriaco. 7-6, but it seemed like more. Which it soon was: Dustin Pedroia brought Ciriaco home with a sacrifice fly, and that was it.…

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Game 100-Big man vs BoSox

Heres your lineup from Lohud:


Looks like Girardi wants to prove he can beat the Sox with half his team, and he probably can. Go Yanks!

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Take the money and run with Hughes this offseason

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Last night illustrates why I think the Yanks would be well served to consider trading Phil Hughes this off season, should the right deal present itself. I’m not talking about dumping him, but if I have a choice between building a deal...

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The Farm Report: 7/27/12

Trenton lost to Harrisburg 7-4:
Jose Pirela started the bottom of the first with a double, scoring on a double play ball by Zoilo Almonte.  Harrisburg scored three runs in the second on four singles and a walk.  Dellin Betances replaced Mikey O’Brien in the top of the third, allowing Jimmy Van Ostrand to reach on an error.  Zach Walters singled to right and Destin Hood tripled them in for a 5-1 Thunder deficit.  Kevin Mahoney doubled in the fourth, scoring on a single by Jose Gil.  Harrisburg scored two more runs in the top of the eighth, and Trenton tried to put together a rally in the bottom of the inning.  Pirela drew a walk and scored on a double by Addison Maruszak.  A single from Melky Mesa plated Maruszak, but that was it for the Thunder, who fell 7-4.

Maruszak went 3-5 with a run scored, a double and a RBI.  Mahoney went 2-4 with a run scored and a double.  …

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