The Farm Report: 8/26/12

Trenton beat Akron 3-2:
Jesus Aguilar got Akron on the board in the third with a RBI double to left, plating Jordan Henry. A homer by Adam Abraham in the sixth gave the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Trenton finally responded in the top of the seventh, as Rob Segedin and Adonis Garcia both hit solo homers, tying the game 2-2. Jose Gil drew a walk to start the ninth and moved to third on a sac bunt that was followed by a throwing error. Garcia singled in Gil, giving Trenton the 3-2 lead, which they held onto for the win.

Garcia went 3-5 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Kevin Mahoney went 2-4 with a double. Segedin went 1-3 with a homer and a walk. Murphy had the Yankees one other hit, going 1-4 with a walk. Brett Marshall gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out nine.…

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Yankees do the little things, beat Indians 4-2

Girardi called on Boone Logan, and the lefty sidewinder obliged, getting Brantley to ground out to end the inning. In baseball terms, yanking your pitcher when he has a lead one out before he gets an official game could be taken badly; but Girardi clearly wanted a win today–which signifies a series victory over the Indians–and felt very strongly about it. After Logan ran into some trouble in the seventh, Girardi didn’t call on Joba Chamberlain or Cody Eppley–he immediately went to David Robertson, who neatly extricated the bombers from the jam.

And when David Robertson allowed a single with two outs in the eighth, Girardi didn’t think twice about going to closer Rafael Soriano for the last out. Admittedly, that move almost didn’t work out, as Matt LaPorta drove Soriano’s first pitch deep to left field; but Ichiro Suzuki (aren’t you glad he was out there and not Raul Ibanez?) ran down the blast, and made a leaping catch against the wall to rob LaPorta of an extra base hit–while saving Soriano and Girardi.…

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Yankees top Indians, 4-2, win series two games to one

Apart from Curtis' solo shot there wasn't much exciting offense in Sunday's game.

The Yankees won a sleepy Sunday afternoon game, 4-2 over the Indians. The game was odd. The Yankees never trailed, effectively winning the game when they plated three runs...

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Game Thread: Yankees at Indians, Sunday August 26, 2012

After a disappointing sweep at the hands of the White Sox, the Yankees have split their opening games in the series against Cleveland. Every time it looks like the Yankees are going to start playing well in the second half, they seem to lose steam. Losing two of three to Cleveland after dropping three in...

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Would A-Rod make sense for the Dodgers?

"Hollywood? Really?"

In the wake of the mega-deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto from the Red Sox to the Dodgers, a question popped up immediately in the minds of many Yankee fans, myself included. The Dodgers seem to have no...

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RISP failure or bad luck and good pitching?

The first one was in the fourth inning and perhaps this is a fail. There were two outs and Mark Teixeira came to the plate following Robinson Cano‘s double. As is his wont, Teixeira let a first pitch fastball right down the middle go by for strike one. That was the one good pitch he had in the at bat. Should he have gone for it? Perhaps. But he did not. Justin Masterson then executed a perfect pitch for strike three. Teixeira argued with the umpire, but it was a strike and a perfect pitch. You could call that a fail on Teixeira letting that first pitch go by or you can tip your cap to Masterson for the perfect strikeout pitch.

The fifth inning rally was a tough one to watch. With one out, Eric Chavez singled up the middle. Russell Martin singled to right. The Yankees had something going. Raul Ibanez hit a rocket up the middle. Would it have gone through the infield with the infielders shading the middle?…

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The Farm Report: 8/25/12

Trenton lost to Akron 4-3:
Akron took the lead with a solo homer from Chun-Hsiu Chen in the second. Trenton jumped in front in the fourth. JR Murphy drew a walk and David Adams followed with a homer to left. The lead was short-lived, however, as Akron responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Adams hit a ground-rule double in the top of the sixth, scoring on a single by Addison Maruszak and tying the game 3-3. The Aeros wasted little time in retaking the lead for good, as Jesus Aguilar and Ryan Rohlinger both drew walks. Aguilar scored on a double by Michel Hernandez and Akron beat Trenton 4-3.

Adonis Garcia went 2-5 with a double. Adams went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Maruszak went 2-4 with a RBI. Shaeffer Hall went six and gave up four runs on five hits and four walks. Francisco Rondon threw two innings and gave up three hits, striking out two.…

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