Yanks lose to White Sox in odd 9th inning

Everything tonight went just about according to plan. The Yankees got a strong performance from Ivan Nova and quickly gained the lead after falling behind. They got a strong performance out of the bullpen in the eighth, then it all fell apart.

Let’s start with the fifth inning. Ivan Nova gave...

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The Farm Report: 6/28/12

The only Yankee batter to come away hitless was Ramiro Pena.  Branyan went 1-3 with three RBIs and Cervelli went 1-3 with a run scored, a RBI and a triple.  The rest of the lineup each collected two hits, as Cust and Joseph picked up a pair of RBIs.  Dickerson had the lone stolen base.  John Maine threw five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out six.  Preston Claiborne struggled in his first outing since being called up.  He went one innings nad allowed four runs on four hits, two walks and a K.

Trenton lost to New Britain 5-4:
The game was scoreless through four innings, but the Thunder jumped out to a lead in the fifth.  After two quick outs, Addison Maruszak and Jeffrey Farnham singled to right and Damon Sublett doubled, plating the first run of the game.  A single from Abraham Almonte scored Farnham and Sublett and Trenton took a 3-0 lead.  Farnham and Almonte both doubled in the seventh, adding another run for the Thunder.  …

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Three-run homer in ninth sinks Yanks, 4-3

Both starting pitchers did an excellent job of keeping their teams in the game. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and his sole blemish was a homer to Alejandro De Aza in the top of the fifth. De Aza had four hits in the game. Nova pitched seven and a third innings and allowed six hits and three walks. Nova struck out five in the game and was in line for his tenth victory if the Yankees could have hung on for the win.

The White Sox starter, Dylan Axelrod, did a fine job of keeping the Yankees just off balance enough to give his team a chance to win. The Yankees would score their only two runs off of him in the bottom of the fifth. In that frame, Curtis Granderson hit a single with two outs and then Alex Rodriguez hit a long drive to the left-center gap and after a long run, De Aza had the ball hit off the heel of his glove for what was ruled a double.…

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Game 75: Welcome Back, Youk (But Not Really)

There is some great information in today’s pre-game notes from the LoHud Yankees blog. I’ll do my best to distill the crucial information here, but I suggest you check it out in its entirety.

  • Russell Martin is sitting today due to back stiffness, but Girardi does not anticipate a prolonged absence
  • Brian Cashman expects David...
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Analyzing the Betances demotion

Going into the season, it was expected that Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betance would be possible rotation options by midseason should injury befall a member of the Yankees’ starting 5.  Yesterday, the dreaded scenario occurred, as CC Sabathia was placed on the DL with a strained muscle in his leg and Andy Pettitte may be...

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#YankeeFanProblems

I let out more than a few expletives yesterday. One minute, I was finding out that C.C. Sabathia was heading to the disabled list for a short stay, and on the next I hear about Andy Pettitte’s broken ankle. Almost instantly, the Yankees lost their dual aces, and replaced them with a struggling Triple-A B...

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