The Farm Report: 8/31/12

Trenton lost to Binghamton 8-5:
The Mets scored quickly, as Dustin Martin hit a two-run homer and Eric Campbell hit a sac fly giving them a 3-0 lead after one. They added four more runs in the second on back-to-back homers by Wilmer Flores and Allan Dykstra. Binghamton added one more run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Thunder started to chip away at the lead in the seventh. Luke Murton singled and Kevin Mahoney hit into a ground-rule double. A single by Rob Segedin plated Murton and Shane Brown drove in Mahoney with a single to left. Walter Ibarra doubled in Segedin and Adonis Garcia hit a sac fly that plated Brown, as Trenton trailed 8-4. Murton hit a solo homer in the eighth, but that was all the Thunder could manage, taking an 8-5 loss.

Murton went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. Segedin went 2-3 with a run scored, a RBI and a walk.…

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Dissecting the boom/bust Yankee offense

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Yanks’ Division Lead Shrinks To Two Games With A Loss To Baltimore

How most of us feel right now

Abysmal: Extremely bad; appalling

That’s the word I’d use for tonight’s loss to Baltimore. And thanks to that dreadful showing by the Yankees, their Division lead is down to two games.

Hiroki Kuroda didn’t help his...

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Game 131: A Fistful of Dollars

Get three coffins ready.

The next 16 games are the biggest of the year. Three teams are left contending for the AL East playoff spot, and over the next two weeks, the Yankees will play 13 games against the Orioles and Rays. This is the stretch-run, these are the most important games of 2012, and the...

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