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Yankees game 126 lineup: 8/22/14

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Yankees will try to build off an absolute gem thrown by Brandon McCarthy yesterday, as they welcome in the Chicago White Sox for a weekend series. The Orioles lost earlier today to the Cubs, so New York has a chance to gain ground in the AL East. Shane Greene gets the ball for the Bombers against John Danks. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium ...
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Factor12 Top50 thru 8/21 (Brandon McCarthy)

RANK PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Felix Hernandez 28 185.33 33.425 2 Clayton Kershaw* 26 153.33 33.284 3 David Price* 28 201.33 32.102 4 Corey Kluber 28 186.33 31.751 5 Johnny Cueto 28 192.67 31.130 6 Chris Sale* 25 136.00 31.034 7 Garrett Richards 26 168.67 30.879 8 Adam Wainwright 32 176.00 30.576 9 Wade Davis 28 55.33 30.518 10 Jon Lester* 30 170.67 30.397 11 Max...
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Yanks hitters talk it out, do just enough to back McCarthy gem over Astros

Night after night they struggled to score runs and hit in the clutch. The blame for seven losses in nine tilts and rapidly fading October hopes was correctly on the Yankees hitters — and they knew it. So, when the hitters prepared for Thursday’s game against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, they decided it was time to meet. According to Chase Headley and Brett Gardner, a rather...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Yankees Win Game, But Win McCarthy Trade by Landslide

Yesterday Brandon McCarthy continued the renaissance he began after being traded to the Yankees earlier this season, throwing a complete game, four-hit shut-out. He and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel combined to pitch the shortest game in the history of the new Yankee Stadium: two hours and seven minutes.Are you kicking yourselves, Arizona Diamondbacks? If not, you should be.We all...
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Yankees Avoid Sweep Behind McCarthy’s Gem

A recap of Thursday’s series finale is followed by notes highlighting the set’s first two games. When the Yankees acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 6, they were receiving the pitcher with the major leagues’ second-worst ERA, 5.01. What a difference a change of scenery can make. McCarthy (5-2; 1.90 ERA)  fired a complete-game four-hit shutout...
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McCarthy bests Keuchel in complete-game duel, Yanks avoid sweep

  Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double and the Yankees backed McCarthy with flawless fielding. The Yankees' fans also made fine plays - sitting in the first row behind the Houston dugout, comedian...
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Yankees game 125: McCarthy goes the distance in win

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Houston Astros 0 – New York Yankees 3 With the Yankees looking to avoid the sweep, Brandon McCarthy got the matinee season finale. Through the first three innings, Brandon McCarthy left most of the outfield yawning as he generated five ground outs and three strikeouts while allowing one ball to reach the outfield. A good pitching effort always needs offense...
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McCarthy, Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double and the Yankees backed McCarthy with flawless fielding. The Yankees' fans also made fine plays - sitting in the first row behind the Houston...
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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/21/14)

Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 2.30 ERA) gets the job of sweep protector as he goes up against Dallas Keuchel (10-8, 3.11 ERA) in the last game against Houston. McCarthy lost his last two outings thanks to the offense, or lack thereof, which was shut out both times. The Yankees are averaging 2.9 runs per game over the last two weeks. “Whether the game means more, whether we’re chasing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup Maximizer: How Gross is Robbie Grossman?

#75 Robbie Grossman (L) – Hou – OF – @NYY (McCarthy-R) – 1:05 PM – 1% owned The answer is… it doesn’t matter. You’re adding him to your fantasy lineup, not wining and dining the poor fella. As far as I’m concerned, the grosser the better.  I'd add two of him if I could on Thursday, when he squares off against Brandon McCarthy in Yankee Stahdium. Lefties...
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What To Make Of The Yankees’ Replacement Starters

A remarkable thing happened in the first week of August. The New York Yankees took three of four games from a Detroit Tigers team that now boasts about as good a starting rotation as we’ve ever seen, at least on paper. Following their deadline acquisition of former Rays ace David Price, the Tigers can now roll out a rotation featuring Max Scherzer (2013 Cy Young winner), Price...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 120: Offense held silent behind strong McCarthy start

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images New York Yankees 0 – Tampa Bay Rays 5 The struggles of the offense for the 2014 season continues tonight. Brandon McCarthy was greeted with a pair of hits, starting with Desmond Jennings single to right field. Ben Zobrist would add a single of his own to put runners on the corners. A walk would put McCarthy in hot water right away, loading the bases with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees lineup: Game 120 8/15/14

Courtesy of: EPA/JUSTIN LANE Yankees start the 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, where they have struggled since 2010. Regardless they have to turn it around now, and manager Joe Girardi will send out the primary lineup tonight. Brandon McCarthy is on the mound and looks to continue his resurgence in pinstripes. For the full preview of tonight’s game you can...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Rays (8/15/14)

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 2.21 ERA) will have to shake off his first loss in pinstripes to take on Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.41 ERA) and the Rays. McCarthy lost for the first time as a Yankee against the Indians. He allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings with no help from his offense. He’s 4-2 with a 2.93 ERA in 10 career games against the Rays. Cobb held...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy (SP, NYY) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: A lot of times when pitchers switch from the NL to the AL, they’re greeted with the harsh reality that, well, offenses are more potent in the AL. This has not been the case for Brandon McCarthy, who has been fantastic since joining the Yankees at the beginning […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Indians (8/9/14)

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Brandon McCarthy (4-0, 2.08 ERA) and his unbeaten streak goes up against Corey Kluber (12-6, 2.55 ERA) and the Tribe. McCarthy is unbeaten in five starts since joining the Yanks. His last time out he held the Tigers to an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings. His first Yankees start came in Cleveland on July 9, and he allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings...
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Slumping Indians send Kluber to the hill

Brandon McCarthy has won all four starts he has made for the New York Yankees since his first one came against the Cleveland Indians. He'll probably need to be sharp in this rematch since he's up against the dominant Corey Kluber. Runs figure to be at a premium with these red-hot starters on the mound Saturday as the Yankees look to defeat the Indians for the eighth straight...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Slumping Indians send Kluber to the hill

Brandon McCarthy has won all four starts he has made for the New York Yankees since his first one came against the Cleveland Indians. He'll probably need to be sharp in this rematch since he's up against the dominant Corey Kluber. Runs figure to be at a premium with these red-hot starters on the mound Saturday as the Yankees look to defeat the Indians for the eighth straight...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy: Tinkering or Regression

Note: We’re thrilled to have Drew Fairservice join the FanGraphs team of writers. He’ll be contributing here on a regular basis, and we think you’ll like him a lot. In the run-up to the trade deadline, we read countless reports of team X sending scouts to watch player Y’s next start, a standard baseball practice […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Series versus Tigers’ golden rotation

Swing and a miss – That seemed to be the trend during one of the New York Yankees’ newest pitcher, Brandon McCarthy’s, performance against the Detroit Tigers, Monday night. The Tigers now have the dream team rotation of Major League Baseball. They have three American League Cy Young winners making up their rotation: Justin Verlander (2011), David Price (2012) and Max Scherzer...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy, Yanks Lock Down Tigers Bats

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are the first team to face the past three Cy Young award winners on three consecutive days. Monday night, they sure didn’t look intimidated by that fact as they beat the Tigers 2-1 in the first game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium. Max Scherzer gave up nine hits over seven innings, dropping to 13-4. He only allowed two runs, but...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 111: McCarthy gets just enough in win

Detroit Tigers 1 — New York Yankees 2 Overcome the odds (and a high pitch count) to take the series opener. Brandon McCarthy took the mound against 2013 Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer. McCarthy would strike out five in the first two innings but three Tigers reached base so after two innings, McCarthy had a pitch count of 50. That pitch count is not ideal for a long game on...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy moves to 4-0 with Yankees

The trade for Brandon McCarthy continues to pay dividends for the New York Yankees. On Monday night McCarthy allowed just one unearned run in 5 2/3 innings of work against the Detroit Tigers. The win against the Tigers moves him to 4-0 since his trade to the Yankees. In five starts with the team he owns a 2.08 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings of work. McCarthy had thrown 116...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Evaluating the trade deadline moves

With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline done, the New York Yankees made multiple trades to help boost and reconstruct their roster. Most of the moves made by general manager Brian Cashman were small, but they have already been paying their dividends. When it was made known that 4 of the 5 starting pitchers would be out for injury, Cashman began making moves. There was no time...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Tigers (8/4/14)

The Yankees come back from their road trip to take on the Cy Young stacked Tigers. Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 2.55 ERA) gets the pleasure of facing off against Max Scherzer (13-3, 3.27 ERA). McCarthy has been enjoying his time in pinstripes. In four starts for New York he is 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA. He had his roughest outing with the team against Texas, allowing four runs and nine hits...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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