Found June 18, 2012 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Quick: Who are the stars of the 9-game streak? Nope, sir... not A-Rod or Jeet. Not CC or Robbie. Try Hughes and Nova, Rapada and Eppley. Think Dewayne Wise. And what do they all have in common?They've been on the cusp of being demoted to baseball's biggest hellhole, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees -- the Traveling Wilkes Barres - who haven't set a footprint into the mudflats of Moosic all year. Their home is a bus that putters along the New York State Thruway, the most hopeless and uninspiring stretch of concrete this side of the Attica wall. They pee in Thruway rest stops and dine on the Sbarro foodlike products that make airports so full of sweaty passengers. They sleep in cloverleaf exit Ramadas, or Best Westerns, where the continental breakfast buffets give us all cause to never leave home.Living hell. That's what they know. Living. Hell.  Did you notice how Frankie Cervelli took two months to get over his demotion? Or that Eduardo Nunez promptly jammed a tooti...

New York Yankees CC Sabathia Pitches Complete Games To Push Wins To 10 in a Row

The New York Yankees winning ways continue as CC Sabathia pitches a complete game to push the Yankees win streak to 10 in a row. The Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 and now the team is 2-1/2 games ahead of Baltimore in the A.L. East. Sabathia only gave up two runs as he struck out 10 in the game on 116 pitches,84 of those pitches were strikes. Sabathia was in a zone, the Strike...

Swisher out against Nats after bruising quad

Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is out of the lineup against the Washington Nationals a day after leaving the game with a bruised quad. New York manager Joe Girardi says Swisher is unavailable to pinch-hit Sunday and is day-to-day. Swisher says he hopes to return Monday against Atlanta. Swisher walked into the clubhouse Sunday morning with a slight limp and carrying crutches under...

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Yankees Game 66 Lineup: 06/18/12

The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx for a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. C.C. Sabathia is on the mound for New York tonight. In his last outing vs. the Braves, the southpaw went 7 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 6 for the win. Nick Swisher [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Explodes for 19 Runs in Win

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]

Game 67: Yankees vs Braves

Regular Season Game 67 YANKEES vs. BRAVES First Pitch: 7:05 PM | TV: MY9/MLBN | Radio: WCBS Here are the lineups: YANKEES (41-25) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez DH Robinson Cano 2B Mark Teixeira 1B Raul Ibanez LF Nick Swisher RF Eric Chavez 3B Russell Martin C Pitching: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.46 ERA) BRAVES (35-32) Michael Bourn CF...

BP Unfiltered: Tools of Pain by R.J. Anderson

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article by David Waldstein chronicling Russell Martin. Waldstein profiles Martin’s rise, from pudgy Canadian teenager to All-Star backstop, while dishing out some numbers on the physical debts paid by the catcher. Even for those without interest in Martin, these tidbits should justify the read. Here is a teaser: The Times counted...

Yankees sweep Nationals, win 4-1 for 9th straight

Ivan Nova pitched effectively into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight start, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hit solo homers, and the New York Yankees beat the on-the-rise Washington Nationals 4-1 Sunday to complete a sweep of the series between division leaders. Nova (9-2) gave up seven hits and a run in an efficient, mostly trouble-free 7 2-3 innings, keeping him...

Breaking Down Some Truly Sparkling Yankee Stats

If you aren't a Yankee fan, you may not know (or, care about) the stats below. If you are one, you won't mind seeing them again. The Yankees:Have won 9 straight games.Have won 9 straight against teams with winning records for the first time ever.Have swept 3 straight series.Are on their longest winning streak in 3 years.Are 15 games over .500.Are in first place in the American...

Dammit, how did we lose those four games?

Twenty-four straight,That's where we would be,If only the YankeesHad listened to me.Back against the Angels, I told my TV,"Dammit, take out Phil Hughes!"He's just throwing BP!But nobody listened,We lost nine to eight.If I ran this team,We'd have twenty four straight.Then that loss to Dan Haren,I'd play a new card.I would have walked PujolsSo he couldn...

Braves drop opener vs. Yankees, Sabathia

NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia struck out 10, Derek Jeter drove in three runs and the New York Yankees won their 10th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano hit solo home runs as the Yankees matched their longest winning streak since May 2005. The team with the AL's best record kept rampaging in interleague play -- all 10 of...
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