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Some very prominent prospects are putting up some very pretty numbers in Triple-A. But you can have Adam Eaton's .398 average, Anthony Rizzo's 22 homers, Brett Jackson's eight triples, Anthony Gose' 24 steals, and Trevor Bauer's 11.8 strikeouts per nine. I'll take these two:
That's half of the box score from Sunday's Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game against the Louisville Bats. I had to highlight the Cust and Branyan rows, because the box score inexplicably didn't come with them pre-highlighted. In 10 plate appearances, Cust and Branyan combined for four strikeouts, one home run, and one walk. That's six of 10 plate appearances ending in one of the Three True Outcomes. If you're wondering why that's so wonderful, take a look at the all-time major-league TTO% leaderboard, minimum 2500 plate appearances:
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Ode to Brett Gardner.
After a perennial sluggish start, the New York Yankees have smoothed out the kinks and are playing solid baseball again.
This doesn’t mean the Yankees problems are solved but it does show fans that the Bombers can still compete at the top, which was once again somewhat in question not so long ago.
At this point in the season, no team is home free. The likelihood...
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The New York Yankees are rolling.
Winning their fifth game in a row by beating the Braves for the second night with a score of 6-4.
Skipper Joe Girardi and crew deserve the recognition here for guiding this team through all the adversity and injuries.
So now that we all know the Yankees can still win, what will GM Brian Cashman due to insure...
The Yankees were without Freddy Garcia for the weekend, but he’s back and the man that took his spot on the roster, Ryota Igarashi, has been sent back down to Triple-A.
Garcia was on the bereavement list since Thursday to attend the funeral of his grandfather back in Venezuela. Igarashi made just one appearance over the weekend. He pitched one inning and allowed one run on...
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Ramon Ortiz threw six...
From Chad Jennings:Andy Pettitte had his left hand wrapped after today’s game, but he said he felt fortunate. He was fortunate to get out of the sixth inning, and fortunate to leave with no real concern about making his next start.
“It’s swollen, and as soon as the swelling gets out, it’ll be fine,” Pettitte said. “It swelled up, got me up high on the hand, toward...
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New York Yankees 3 — Atlanta Braves 0
Ivan Nova went 7 strong in tonight’s 3-0 win over...
Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, and in doing so, tied Yankees legend Lou Gehrig for first on the all-time list.
Alex Rodriguez had a huge moment Tuesday night in the New York Yankees’ 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. A-Rod hit his 23rd career grand slam in the eighth inning, tying Lou Gehrig on the all-time list. It would also tie up the ball game, which led to New York’s victory. It was also Rodriguez’s 10th home run of the season. He now has 639 homers for his career.Read more...
The Yankees were aggressive in going after the Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, but they were ultimately outbid by the Chicago Cubs who landed him with a nine-year, $30 million deal, according to Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman.
There were quite a few teams interested in Soler with the Yankees being one of the top four or five. There were said to be several teams that bid more than ...
New York Yankees 6 — Atlanta Braves 4 Alex Rodriguez begins the comeback rally in tonight’s 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. Recently, CC Sabathia can be considered the weakest member of the starting rotation. Despite giving up 4 runs and 10 hits allowed, this outing was not a bad outing. 3 of [...]
They were both young and full of vigor in 1996, two guys barely in their 20s and just starting careers full of promise.
Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter met on the field that year as the Atlanta Braves and New Yankees played in the World Series.
They both had the talent and tools and seemed destined for greatness, but it would have been tough for anyone to predict that they would...
The Yankees had a great week last week behind a resurgent starting rotation. They nearly swept the Rays and they followed that up with an actual sweep of the Mets. They also did fairly well for themselves in the draft, nabbing Ty Hensley with their top pick at least 10-20 picks after he was expected to come off the board.
This week they’ll try to keep it going against the National...
After this season, interleague play as we know it probably will cease to exist. The 6-game season series between the Yankees and the Mets should be a thing of the past, and there should be no more large chunks of time spent playing teams in the other league. The Yankees just swept the first 3 games of the 2012 Subway Series and now enter into that large chunk of time playing the...
Three weeks ago, the New York Yankees were at the bottom of the AL East following their worst stretch of the season.
The club now has a chance to move back to the top of the standings.
The Yankees go for a fourth consecutive victory Monday night while the host Atlanta Braves try to start a new surge after their longest winning streak of the season was snapped.
Since dropping six...