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Three years ago, it was a trip to Atlanta that was highlighted as the the turning point of a World Championship season. This year, there were no surprise visits from Brian Cashman, and the team wasn’t exactly scuffling, but they leave Atlanta with another sweep and nine wins in their last ten games. The latest victory was the product of yet another strong start, this one from Hiroki Kuroda, as he outdueled Tim Hudson for a 3-2 victory at Turner Field last night. Kuroda wasn’t quite at his best, needing 110 pitches and allowing nine hits in his six innings, but he got past the jams on the strength of eight strikeouts, getting burned only by Brian McCann’s two-run homer in the fifth. That mistake was promplty rectified when Curtis Granderson went yard on Hudson just a few minute later, bringing Derek Jeter home with him to reestablish the Yankees lead and provide the final margin. The home run was Granderson’s 19th of the season, and it was the first allowed by Hudson, a notorious wor...

If the Yankees are forced to trade why not rent Carlos

Carlos Quentin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 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...

Nothing but respect between Jeter, Jones

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...

Braves look for answers to pitching problems

General manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez have gotten the team into a pitching pickle that they'll spend Thursday's off day trying to sort out. Two weeks ago, on May 29, right-hander Kris Medlen, the most versatile man in the bullpen, was sent down to Class AAA Gwinnett to get stretched out with the intention of coming back as part of the rotation. That's...

A-Rod ties all-time grand slam record

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.

Yankees Game 63 Lineup: 06/15/12

The New York Yankees will send right-hander Phil Hughes to the mound tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Washington Nationals. In his last outing vs. the Mets, Hughes lasted 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run (via the long-ball) and struck out six for the win. The right-hander has allowed three [...]

Kid who caught homer meets A-Rod

The young man who caught Rodriguez's record-tying, 23rd career grand slam did so in his cap and even met the slugger after the game when he returned the ball to A-Rod.

Game 61: A-Rod Goes Grand in Comeback

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 [...]

Braves' early lead erased by A-Rod's slam

ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Cory Gearrin two batters after Rodriguez connected against Jonny Venters. CC Sabathia (8-3) left...

BP Unfiltered: The Problem With DiMaggio by R.J. Anderson

Fortune Magazine republishes a piece from their archives weekly. This week, their article of choice deals with the 1946 Yankees. While the focus here is on the Yankees as a business, there are enough basebally tidbits to make it a worthwhile read regardless of your interest in baseball finances. Like this one: At center field the incomparable Joe DiMaggio catches, as Joe...

Mike Francesa outs Steve Somers, then gets owned by a Mets fan re: Nick Swisher

Mike Francesa outted Steve Somers as 'disgusting' yesterday. Mike then blasted the Mets for 'being upset' with Nick Swisher. That quickly became several people told him the Mets were upset. And... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Braves designate Livan Hernandez

The Atlanta Braves have designated Livan Hernandez for assignment, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. To take his roster spot, the Braves called up Kris Medlen from Triple-A. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports notes that the Braves have been calling around the league trying to move Hernandez as they have 10 days to trade him or release (he can also accept an...
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