OJTB: Yankees Take Three of Four from Texas Rangers, Sweep Reds

A recap of Thursday’s series finale is followed by notes highlighting the set’s first three games. RHP Brandon McCarthy enjoyed his third straight quality start on Thursday afternoon, and the Yankees’ offense did enough to earn a 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers. The Yankees (53-48) took three of the four games versus the Rangers (40-62) and six of seven games overall since the...
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Yankees Rumors: New York interested in Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa

The New York Yankees are on the lookout for another starting pitcher. They have already acquired Chris Capuano and Brandon McCarthy, but they are in need of at least one more due to injuries in their starting rotation.Yesterday, the Yankees were in discussions about a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York, as I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert, but Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish...
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Yankees Getting Stronger, Thanks To Brian Cashman's Recent Moves

After Monday's loss, the Yankees were faced with having to win their series against the Rangers the "hard way," as YES announcer Ken Singleton refers to winning the remaining games of a series after losing the first.  They did just that. Now they go into the weekend series against the Blue Jays with more work to do, but with a team that is just a little bit stronger...
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Yankees reportedly in talks to acquire Padres' Ian Kennedy

The New York Yankees have been the most active team on the trade market. Over the course of the last month, they have acquired pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Jeff Francis and Chris Capuano as well as third baseman Chase Headley.  This hasn’t stopped Yankees general manager Brian Cashman from looking for even more upgrades, According to a report by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, New York is...
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New York Yankees: Brian Cashman Getting Away with Highway Robbery

As teams wait for the trade deadline to approach, Brian Cashman hasn’t wasted anytime making 2 moves that drastically improved the Yankees for the stretch run. First, Cashman managed to get the Arizona Diamondbacks to acquire Vidal Nuno, the same Vidal Nuno who has some of the most under-whelming stuff of any pitcher in baseball, who couldn’t pitch his way out of a paper bag...
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Yankees game 101: McCarthy throws another gem in pinstripes

Texas Rangers 2 — New York Yankees 4 The New York Yankees are able to call on newcomers to be key in completing a series win at home. In a Thursday matinee, the Yankees called on Brandon McCarthy to go for the four-game series win over the Texas Rangers. Since joining the Yankees, McCarthy has put up a 1.42 ERA with two earned runs over 12.2 innings in two starts. He looked to...
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Yankees game 101 lineup: 7/24/14

The Yankees look to win their series against the Texas Rangers today in a matinee match-up from the Bronx. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball for New York against Colby Lewis. Derek Jeter gets the day off. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Texas Rangers (40-61) Shin-Soo Choo LF Elvis Andrus SS Alex Rios RF Adrian...
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3 MLB Teams that must make a Trade

Like I’ve been saying for weeks now, the MLB trade deadline is fast approaching. So far, we’ve seen some blockbuster trades, like the one that the A’s pulled off just a few weeks ago. But, I anticipate that there will be more blockbuster trades to come in the next 8 days. In this article, I’ll be focusing on the teams that must make a trade before the trade deadline. These...
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Preview: Yankees vs Rangers (7/24/14)

The series with Texas comes to a close with Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 1.42 ERA) taking on Colby Lewis (6-7, 6.37 ERA) in a weekday matinee. McCarthy’s home debut in the Bronx was a success. He threw six innings of one run ball allowing six hits, no walks and an impressive nine Ks, the most since April with Arizona. “It’s nice that it’s just at least a good first impression...
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Pitchers who leave the Diamondbacks get better. Pitchers they acquire get worse.

In his second start with his new team on Saturday, New York Yankees right-hander Brandon McCarthy fired six innings of one-run ball against the Cincinnati Reds. As it pertains to the Diamondbacks, it isn't just the results that are of interest, it's how he said he accomplished them. McCarthy, who was traded to the Yankees on July 6, used his cut fastball with increased frequency...
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Yankees have talked about John Danks; talks in early stages

The Yankees, to no one's surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks. The Yankees, having lost four starting pitchers to injury, are seeking to upgrade their rotation even after the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy is paying off early. Danks, still only 29, is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA. There is no evidence the sides are close to a deal and may be in only the early stages...
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5 MLB Trades That Need to Happen Before Deadline

With the MLB trade deadline nearing, there promises to be a nice amount of wheeling and dealing in the coming weeks. The likes of Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, Brandon McCarthy and Huston Strett are already off the market. This tells us a story of contending teams valuing pitching over hitting at this point in the process.  Continuing with that theme, we are going to check in on...
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D-backs cut off McCarthy's cutter controversy

PHOENIX -- Brandon McCarthy has two quality starts since joining the New York Yankees and he credits a return to the cut fastball -- a pitch he said the Diamondbacks did not want him to throw. After a 7-1 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday, McCarthy said his expanded arsenal made the difference. He threw about 20 cutters while giving up one run and six hits in six innings. "...
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Brandon McCarthy's wife gets stuck in traffic during his first Yankees win

Brandon McCarthy's wife gets stuck in traffic during his first Yankees win
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McCarthy's wife hits traffic jam on way to Yankee Stadium

Brandon McCarthy pitched very well in his New York Yankees debut on Saturday, allowing just six hits and one earned run over six innings to pick up a win over the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately, his lovely wife Amanda missed the start of the game. Amanda probably thought she wouldn’t hit much traffic heading to a […]
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Brandon McCarthy’s Wife Gets Stuck In Traffic During His First Yankees Win

Saturday was a great day for New York Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who recorded his first win in the Bronx as a Yankee. The same can’t be said for his wife, Amanda McCarthy, who got stuck in some brutal New York City traffic on her way to Yankee Stadium to see her husband pitch and missed some parts of the game. McCarthy’s wife totally ignored any distracted driving laws...
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McCarthy, big bats lead Yankees past Reds, 7-1

For two days in their post All-Star Game, playoffs-hopeful world, the Yankees began talking about injuries and how 80 percent of their starting rotation at the beginning of the season was now on a first-name basis with assorted surgeons and physical therapists. But after each game, they ended up talking about team-driven victories. Like on Saturday, when the Yankees made it 2-0...
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Yankees game 96: McCarthy dominant in home debut

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Cincinnati Reds 1 — New York Yankees 7 Brandon McCarthy allows one run over six innings in his home debut as a New York Yankee. Brandon McCarthy made his Yankee Stadium debut as a member of the New York Yankees and started with four scoreless innings, including five strikeouts. The offense would support him in his efforts and it started in the...
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Yankees, McCarthy Dominates in 7-1 Victory Against The Reds

photo credit: misternaxal via As the Yankees continue searching for starting pitching before the trade deadline, Brandon McCarthy continues showing the Yankees his ground ball pitching style works in New York. The Yankees acquired the struggling right-hander from the Diamondbacks earlier this month, and since his debut before the All Star Break, McCarthy has been dominant...
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Yankees cruise over Reds 7-1

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy earned his first win for the Yankees with an impressive debut in pinstripes, and Brett Gardner drove in three runs from the leadoff spot to send New York past the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Saturday. Carlos Beltran homered, Kelly Johnson hit a two-run single and the Yankees ended Alfredo Simon's six-game winning streak in the right-hander's first...
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Bad Day Ends On A Good Note For The Yankees

"Maybe it's just not their year."That, ladies and gentlemen, came from the mouth of the radio voice of the New York Yankees, Mr John Sterling. He spoke during the pregame show and was referring to the bad news the Yankees received yesterday, which kept coming as if it were so many dominos toppling:1. Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day DL due to elbow inflammation...
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Yankees game 90: Ellsbury breaks the tie in extras

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) New York Yankees 5 — Cleveland Indians 4 (14 innings) The debut of Brandon McCarthy needed some extra baseball to decide it. After a scoreless first inning by the Yankees bats, Brandon McCarthy took the mound for the first time as a Yankee. A pair of singles around an out would be a tough start for McCarthy. It would be compounded by a throwing...
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Can Indians continue to be 'smooth' vs. Yankees?

The New York Yankees appear confident Brandon McCarthy can continue the recent success he enjoyed for his old team while pitching for his new one. Looking to win three straight starts for the first time since 2012, McCarthy makes his Yankees debut Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. With CC Sabathia likely done for the season with a knee injury and...
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Preview: Yankees at Indians (7/9/14

Brandon McCarthy makes his first start for the Yankees since being traded from Arizon for Vidal Nuno. Josh Tomlin (4-6, 4.11 ERA) will be on the hill for the Tribe. McCarthy won his last two starts for the DBacks, allowing a combined three runs in 12 2/3 innings. He has spent the majority of his nine year Major League career as a starter and is better at throwing more pitches...
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Even new Yankee thrower Brandon McCarthy taking shots at team's proclivity to retire everyone's number

Brandon McCarthy wore No. 32 with the D-backs and the Oakland Athletics. Now tell us why the Yankees retired that number. (It was worn by catcher Elston Howard, retired in 1984.)In fact, the list is ridiculously long.1 Billy Martin3 Babe Ruth4 Lou Gehrig5 Joe DiMaggio6 Joe Torre7 Mickey Mantle8 Yogi Berra8 Bill Dickey9 Roger Maris10 Phil Rizzuto15 Thurman Munson16 Whitey Ford23 Don...
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