TYA Interview with Jose Cano

We’ve got a real special treat for everyone this morning. Tristan over at The Cano Baseball Experience contacted me and after an email exchange, he asked me if I wanted to interview Jose Cano, father of Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano, about the CBE and his life in baseball. The questions, and most...

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A-Rod ties Gehrig with grand slam – Yanks win 6-4

Minor was getting close to a hundred pitches and started the top of the eighth by surviving a line drive to the track in right by a pinch-hitting Russell Martin. Derek Jeter followed with a single, his second of the night, and Fredi Gonzalez came out to get Minor and brought in Jonny Venters. The past two seasons, such a move would have been a lock for the Braves. Venters pitched 164 times for the Braves in his first two seasons and finished with ERAs of 1.95 and 1.84. But this year, Venters’ hit rate has doubled and despite his continued ability to strike batters out, his ERA began the day at 3.00. It would get much higher tonight.

His first batter was Curtis Granderson and as a left-handed pitcher, Venters had the advantage. But Granderson took a two-strike pitch to the opposite field for a single. Venters then walked Mark Teixeira to load the bases. The Yankees have had much-publicized trouble with the bases loaded this season with a few grand slams surrounded by a whole lot of nothing.…

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The Farm Report: 6/12/12

Branyan continues to crush the ball, going 3-4 with a run scored, two doubles and four RBIs.  Mustelier went 2-5 with two runs, a RBI and two stolen bases.  Russo went 2-5 with three runs scored and a double.  David Robertson threw a perfect first inning of the game, picking up a K.

Tampa beat Clearwater 4-3 in 10 innings:
The game stayed scoreless through five innings before Tampa broke through in the top of the sixth.  With two outs, J.R. Murphy lined a double to center.  Rob Segedin followed with a RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Clearwater used a three-run seventh to take the lead, but Tampa came back in the top of the eighth.  Garrison Lassiter lined a single to third and Murphy knocked a homer to left to tie the game 3-3.  Tampa wasted little time in taking retaking the lead as the game entered extra innings.  Murphy reached on an error in the tenth and moved to second on a wild pitch.  …

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