Yankees Game 131 Lineup: 8/31/12

Kuroda takes the mound tonight to kick off a key series against the Orioles in the Bronx

HUGE. That’s the one simple word that could be used to describe the next few series for the Yankees. The next few weeks on the schedule are full of games against division rivals, some of whom are just a few games back from the front-runners in the Bronx. The intense action kicks off tonight with […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Clinches Division

Francisco Cervelli and Chris Dickerson celebrating as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees won their fifth division title in six seasons (Photo Credit: Chris Dickerson on Twitter)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees John Maine took the ball tonight for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and turned in a masterful performance which would lead them to clinch their fifth division title in the past six years. Maine, a mid-season addition for the Yankees, turned in seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits and a walk while striking out five […]

Franklin Named Manager of The Year in Eastern League

Tony Franklin was the latest manager in the Yankees system to win his league's Manager of the Year award (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

Tony Franklin has won two championships and secured four playoff berths in his six years as the Trenton Thunder manager. He’s 99 games over .500 in regular season play. Despite this, Franklin had never won the Eastern League Manager of the Year award. Until today, when the 62-year-old skipper of the first place team in […]

Yankees Game 130: Errors and Ineffective in Loss

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Toronto Blue Jays 8 — New York Yankees 5   Defensive errors and offensive struggles play a big role in today’s 8-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.   CC Sabathia pitched today and while he didn’t have his best game on the mound, the defense also slipped up behind the Yankees ace. Through 7 […]

Yankees 130 Lineup: 8/30/12

C.C. Sabathia will shoot for another solid start since his return from the DL

Phil Hughes continued the success of the starting rotation last night by putting on a stellar seven-inning performance, giving up just four hits and one earned run as the Yankees held on tightly and edged out the Blue Jays by a score of 2-1. Yankee ace, C.C. Sabathia will look to provide his club with […]

Miley Selected as International League Manager of the Year

Dave Miley was voted as the International League's Manager of the Year for the second time in five years (Photo Credit: Marie De Jesus)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees manager Dave Miley accomplished something truly remarkable yesterday. In his seventh season managing the Yankees affiliate in the International league, the 50 year old Miley won the league’s Manager of the Year award – despite not playing a single game in their home stadium over the course of the season. Currently, his team […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Garcia Blasts Trenton into Playoffs

Two home runs from Adonis Garcia led the Thunder into the playoffs (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AA: Trenton Thunder Adonis Garcia led the Thunder offense with two of the team’s four home runs as they defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 7-4 on Tuesday night. David Adams and Addison Maruszak each had a home run as well. Garcia, Adams, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Gil all had multiple hits on the evening. […]

Yankees Game 129: Hughes Solid Through 7

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Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 2   Phil Hughes pitched 7 solid innings in tonight’s quick 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.   Over 7 innings, Phil Hughes was only hurt by the biggest flaw in his season, the home run. Rookie infielder Adeiny Hechavarria got to Hughes for his first […]

Yankees Game 128: Error Key in Extra Inning Loss

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Toronto Blue Jays 8 — New York Yankees 7 (11 Innings)   The Yankees went from one pitch to win the game to an error leading to the 8-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in 11 innings.   David Phelps got the start in place of the injured Ivan Nova and was impressive in […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Russo Comes Up Big in Thirteenth

Kevin Russo drove home the eventual winning run in the 13th inning (Photo Credit: All Things Bubba on Blogspot)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Kevin Russo hit a double into center field in the 13th inning, scoring Darnell McDonald and giving the Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Russo, the clear offensive hero on the night, reached base in five of six trips to the plate, which included two hits and three walks. […]

Yankees Game 128 Lineup: 8/27/12

David Phelps finds himself back in the starting rotation tonight, this time filling in for the injured Ivan Nova

After taking two of three games from the Indians in Cleveland, the Yankees head back to the Bronx for a home-stand that opens with the first of a three-game set against the Blue Jays. As they inched slightly further ahead in the division ranks, the Yankees will look for the success to continue in their […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Scranton Now Two Wins from Division Title

A view from the stands as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre moved one win closer to winning the International League North title as they defeated Lehigh Valley 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. Justin Thomas turned in an excellent outing, tossing seven innings of two-run baseball. Thomas allowed just three hits in the outing while striking out five Lehigh Valley hitters, earning his second […]

Yankees Game 127: Granderson Gets His 200th

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New York Yankees 4 — Cleveland Indians 2   Curtis Granderson hit his 200th career home run in today’s 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the rubber game of the 3-game series.   Freddy Garcia started today’s game and was unable to finish the 5th inning despite giving up just 2 runs. Garcia would […]

The Nineth Untucked

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Brian Cashman didn’t want him.  The fans didn’t understand the signing but the Yankee’s ownership saw something in Rafael Soriano that everyone else did not.  Soriano has accomplished what has for over a decade been unthinkable, he’s stepped into the shoes of future Hall of Famer, Mariano Rivera. Let me be clear.  Rivera is the […]

Yankees Game 127 Lineup: 8/26/12

Freddy Garcia will attempt to keep up his improved pitching this afternoon, a little help from the bats would be appreciated as well.

Last night Hiroki Kuroda pitched well but as has been the case in many of his losses this year, he had no run support to back up his performance and the Yankees lost 3-1. The offensive struggles continued as the team missed out on chance after chance to drive runners in and left runners stranded […]

Yankees Game 126: Can’t Get The Big Hit

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New York Yankees 1 — Cleveland Indians 3   The Yankees couldn’t take advantage of opportunities in tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians.   Hiroki Kuroda struggled early in his 8 inning-complete game outing and it would be too much. In the 1st inning, the first two Indians that reached base got on base […]

Yankees Game 126 Lineup: 8/25/12

Hiroki Kuroda  has been one of the best starters this year for the club. They hope for another stellar performance tonight in order to maintain the division lead.

C.C. Sabathia made his return from the DL last night in a big way. He looked better than 100% after going 7.1 innings, allowing four hits, just one earned run, and struck out nine batters as the Yankees picked up a much-needed win and slightly extended their narrow division lead. Tonight they will look for […]

Yankees Game 125: CC And Swisher Set Things Right

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New York Yankees 3 — Cleveland Indians 1   Nick Swisher was the entire Yankees offense in CC’s return to the mound in tonight’s 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.   CC Sabathia made two returns. His return to Cleveland and his return from an elbow injury. The injury seemed to be non-existent as he […]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mesa Blasts Game-Winning Home Run in 11th

The Melk-man delivers in the 11th inning with a game-winning home run (Photo Credit: SWB Yankees)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Melky Mesa led off the 11th inning with a blast to right-center field, giving the Yankees a 4-3 lead, and a few minutes later, a victory for the eighth straight time as they hit their longest winning streak since August of 2010. This comes after Buffalo had jumped out to an early […]

Yankees Nova Placed on 15 Day DL

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  Yankees have placed Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 22, with right rotator cuff inflammation.  Let’s hope a little R&R can get Nova back on track and looking more like the pitcher that was on the mound before the All Star break. Sabathia, Pettite, and now Nova on the DL.  The […]