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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon McCarthy gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings of work, resulting in his third loss as a Yankee on Tuesday against the Tigers.
The Tigers were squaring up McCarthy well, racking up four doubles out of the nine total hits the right-hander gave up. McCarthy also walked two and struck out five, his fewest punch-outs in the month of August. The right-hander's numbers are still excellent since joining the Yankees, owning a 2.47 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 56/9 K/BB ratio in nine starts. He'll head north to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday next. Aug 26 - 11:15 PM

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Brandon McCarthy pitched his fourth career shutout Thursday, allowing four hits and striking out eight in a 3-0 win over the Astros.

The game was played in 2:07, as McCarthy (107) and Dallas Keuchel (96) combined to throw 203 pitches while both notching complete games. McCarthy improved to 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts for the Yankees. His previous shutout came last year for the Diamondbacks in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Aug 21 - 3:42 PM

Brandon McCarthy fell to the Rays on Friday after giving up four runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings of work.

McCarthy gave up two runs in the first inning and an error by Chase Headley to begin the seventh inning opened the door for two more to score. He struck out seven and walked one in the loss and now holds an impressive 2.30 ERA and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 43 innings over seven starts with the Yankees. Those in mixed leagues need to keep rolling with him.
Aug 15 - 10:18 PM

Brandon McCarthy yielded two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

McCarthy only made one mistake -- a two-run homer by Jose Ramirez in the second inning -- but it was enough to give him his first loss since joining the Yankees. He gave up seven hits and no walks while striking out eight batters. With upcoming starts against the Rays and Astros, those in mixed leagues should continue to roll with him.
Aug 9 - 4:42 PM

Brandon McCarthy moved to 4-0 for the Yankees after allowing just an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Tigers.

McCarthy struck out eight and threw 116 pitches tonight, his high total since 2009. He remains quite an injury risk, given his history, but the Yankees have little to lose by riding him as long as they can (he's a free agent at season's end). In five starts for his new team, he has a 2.08 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings.
Aug 4 - 10:40 PM

Brandon McCarthy allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings but went home with the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

McCarthy turned in his worst start in four outings since joining the Yankees, but it was still good enough for his third win in pinstripes. McCarthy walked one while striking out three in the game. He's got a 2.55 ERA in those four starts as a member of the Yankees, and the change of scenery appears to have done him some good. McCarthy will try to keep the good times going Monday against the Tigers.
Jul 30 - 12:19 AM

Brandon McCarthy pitched six innings and allowed just one run Thursday in a win over the Rangers.

Combining his last two starts with the Diamondbacks and his first three with the Yankees, McCarthy is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA since June 27. He has benefited from an easy schedule during that span, though. It'll continue Monday, when he faces the Rangers again, but things will get more difficult after that.
Jul 24 - 4:26 PM

Brandon McCarthy struck out nine batters over six innings of one-run ball in a 7-1 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Making his home debut in pinstripes, McCarthy was in control all afternoon, scattering six hits while walking none. The only run scored on a solo homer from Chris Heisey in the fifth inning. At the cost of Vidal Nuno, the 31-year-old was a solid addition to patch the injury-riddled rotation in New York, but he's a fringe option in mixed leagues now that he's calling the AL East home.
Jul 19 - 4:12 PM

Brandon McCarthy, making his Yankees debut, allowed four runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-4, 14-inning win over the Indians.

McCarthy joined the Yankees in the trade that sent Vidal Nuno to the D'Backs on Sunday. The right-hander allowed three unearned runs in the first inning and one earned run in the fourth. Overall, he surrendered nine hits, walked one, and struck out three. Combined with his time with the D'Backs, McCarthy is 3-10 with a 4.80 ERA and a 96/21 K/BB ratio. McCarthy will face the Reds at Yankee Stadium following the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 12:15 AM

Yankees acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash from the Diamondbacks in exchange for LHP Vidal Nuno.

The Diamondbacks will eat $2.05 million of the roughly $4.8 million remaining on McCarthy's contract, while the Yankees will pick up his $1 million assignment bonus. The tall right-hander holds a 5.01 ERA this season but sports an impressive 93/20 K/BB ratio and has seen a spike in his velocity. His ability to get grounders will help him at Yankee Stadium, though he won't have a very good defense behind him. McCarthy will make his Yankees debut on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Jul 6 - 11:43 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees have acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Vidal Nuno.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman are also saying that the trade is done. ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the D'Backs are also sending cash to the Yankees in the deal. Although he's 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA, McCarthy has upped his velocity this season and boasts a nice 93/20 K/BB ratio. Yankee Stadium obviously isn't an ideal landing spot, but he should be an upgrade over Nuno.
Jul 6 - 11:09 AM

Brandon McCarthy improved to 3-10, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings as the D'Backs easily defeated the Pirates by a 10-2 margin on Thursday.

McCarthy didn't have the benefit of much run support, as the D'Backs scored seven in the ninth. They did, however, kindly take the lead in the top of the sixth. McCarthy allowed eight hits and walked two while striking out six, earning his second consecutive win. Now with a 5.01 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 93/20 K/BB ratio, McCarthy will look to further improve his trade value in next week's start against the Marlins at home.
Jul 3 - 10:38 PM

Brandon McCarthy limited the Padres to one run in seven innings Friday to improve to 2-10 on the season.

Only against the Padres. The Diamondbacks are 3-0 this year when McCarthy faces San Diego and 0-14 when he faces anyone else. Since the beginning of last year, McCarthy has a 4-1 record versus the Padres and a 3-20 record against everyone else. We don't want it to sound like we're trashing McCarthy; he certainly deserves a better record than his current mark. Still, it is fortunate that he has gotten to pitch against the Padres once a month.
Jun 28 - 1:05 AM

Brandon McCarthy was tagged for five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.

McCarthy fell to 1-10 on the season. While his peripherals have generally been quite good even while he's racked up the losses, he gave up 10 hits and struck out just two in this one. A change of scenery would probably do him some good and might materialize at some point in the next few weeks.
Jun 22 - 1:46 AM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered three runs on seven hits across seven innings Monday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

McCarthy struck out only two. Milwaukee appeared on the verge of breaking the game open on several occasions, but McCarthy induced three double plays to limit the damage. Believe it or not, this was a step forward. He'd gone 0-3 with a 6.94 ERA over his past three starts. McCarthy hasn't won in his previous eight outings. McCarthy, now 1-9 with a 5.18 ERA, hosts the Giants on Saturday.
Jun 17 - 12:43 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman