Found June 21, 2012 on
Ah, those glorious dog days. Pitchers are tired, the air provides fly balls with that extra kick, and suddenly, home runs start flying, especially at parks like Yankee Stadium. Usually, they come in August. But we had our first such experience of the 2012 season on June 20, and the results were not pretty for Phil Hughes. The Braves took full advantage of his propensity for the gopher ball, ending his recent run of success by driving four of their six hits into the crowd, handing the Yankees a second consecutive loss and their first negative series of the month with a 10-5 victory. Hughes struck out five and walked none in his 4.1 innings of work, but 83 pitches in that span in 100-degree heat was enough labor for the day. Cody Eppley got his three men out, and Clay Rapada struck out all four he faced, but Cory Wade, Boone Logan and Freddy Garcia combined to let the Braves break open a 6-5 game in the last three innings. The Yankees’ bats got some help from the heat as well, as they...

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Walks Seven in Loss

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up [...]

Cano No Help This Year

Compared to the last few seasons where the Yankees have become accustomed to the consistent production from the bat of Robinson Cano, there hasn’t been too much of the same on display this season. His .299 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBIs that pad his stats this year are a bit misleading, because [...]

BP Unfiltered: Yankees Fans Gloating About Home Runs: The Sequel by Ben Lindbergh

Interesting things happen when home runs are hit to the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. In Game 4 of the 2010 ALCS, Robinson Cano hit a home run there, just beyond the grasp of Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz. That home run made the score 1-0, Yankees. The Rangers went on to win the game 10-3, so the home run itself was meaningless. (Well, it might have had meaning...

A-Rod will be A-ok

Alex Rodriguez has been a mainstay in the middle of the lineup for his entire career, lengthening orders and delivering fatal blows to opposing teams. From his days in Seattle to his days in the Bronx, A-Rod has been the model of consistency. You could pencil him in for at least 30 home runs and [...]

The End Of A Winning Streak Brings Memories Of A Once (And Future?) Yankee

So, it ends at 10. It was a fun winning streak, one that I will remember for years.Or, will I?The last time the Yankees won 10 in a row was back in 2005. I have absolutely no memory of it. It makes sense, considering the hundreds of games played since '05. But, then again, this was a 10-game winning streak. That's not something that is done every week. Funny how the mind...

Yankees-Mets Preview

Two weeks, ago, the New York Yankees began a 10-game winning streak with a three-game sweep of the New York Mets. After back-to-back losses, they'll be looking to begin a new run against their rival. The Yankees bring their potent lineup to Citi Field on Friday night to face a Mets team that's on a streak of stellar pitching. The Yankees swept the Mets from June 8-10 in...

Braves end Yankees' 10-game win streak

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chipper Jones atoned for a costly error by cutting down the potential tying run at the plate and the Atlanta Braves held on to end the Yankees' 10-game winning streak, beating New York 4-3 Tuesday night. The Yankees were trying to match their longest winning string in nearly a half-century. Instead, the Braves threw out two runners at home and won for only the...

Braves 4, Yankees 3

NEW YORK -- Jason Heyward's bat and arm were enough to overcome his feet as he helped the Atlanta Braves end the New York Yankees' 10-game winning streak Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Braves right fielder picked up two hits, scored a run, cost his team one on the bases, took one from the Yankees in the field, and drove in the eventual winning run in Atlanta's...
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