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Masahiro Tanaka yielded four runs and nine hits in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

Most of Tanaka's issues this year have been with the home run ball. Tonight, though, he never allowed one. However, he did walk three and strike out just three. He had just one previous three-walk start this season and none with as few strikeouts. In fact, he had a 71/10 K/BB ratio in his previous 11 starts. So, this one looks like an aberration. He gets a bumbling Red Sox lineup next time out.
Jul 30 - 12:42 AM

Carlos Beltran hit his eighth homer Wednesday against the Rangers.

Beltran didn't get to partake in the fun of Tuesday's 21-5 game, having received the night off. The homer was his first in eight games since he returned from the disabled list. He's 5-for-26 with two RBI overall in that span.
Jul 30 - 12:36 AM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Caleb Cotham from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's taking Chris Capuano's spot on the roster. Cotham earned the promotion with a 2.17 ERA and 53/10 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jul 29 - 1:56 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

The move comes after Capuano allowed five runs over just two-thirds of an inning in a spot start Tuesday. The left-hander held a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 16 appearances -- four starts -- this season for the Yanks. He should be able to catch on elsewhere pretty quickly on a minor league deal.
Jul 29 - 1:54 PM

Brett Gardner and his Yankees teammates took it to the Rangers on Tuesday, with the outfielder going 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and five runs scored in the 21-5 rout.

Gardner walked three times to go with his three hits, reaching base in six of his seven plate appearances on the night. The 31-year-old scored runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings before adding a two-run homer for good measure in the ninth. Gardner is batting .297/.379/.471 with 11 homers, 46 RBI, 15 steals and 72 runs scored, second-most in the American League.
Jul 29 - 1:23 AM

Chris Young had a monster game Tuesday, finishing 3-for-6 with a grand slam, five RBI and four runs scored against the Rangers.

Young came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and took Wandy Rodriguez deep for his 12th homer of the year. The grand slam was his second of the season. Young also had an RBI double in the sixth, his second double of the game. The 31-year-old is hitting .263/.315/.491 overall.
Jul 29 - 1:11 AM

Didi Gregorius went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

Gregorius had a three-run triple in the Yankees' 11-run second inning. He added three more singles on the night, raising his batting average nine points with one huge game. Even with nights like Tuesday -- and Monday, when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI -- Gregorius is a defense-first shortstop who is hitting .257/.307/.354 on the year.
Jul 29 - 1:05 AM

Brendan Ryan had two RBI doubles -- both coming in the second inning -- and finished 2-for-6 with three RBI in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

The Yankees batted around in an 11-run second inning, with Ryan providing a two-run double early before capping the scoring with another RBI double later in the inning. The offensive performance was unusual for Ryan, who had just eight RBI in 49 games all of last season. Ryan is hitting a deceptive .276/.323/.517 through 11 games this year.
Jul 29 - 1:00 AM

Chris Capuano wasn't long for Tuesday's game, allowing five runs over 2/3 of an inning against the Rangers before exiting.

Amazingly, Capuano escaped with a no-decision in the game, as the Yankees were able to do even more damage against Rangers starter Martin Perez. The start was just Capuano's fourth of the year and his first since May 29. The Yankees certainly don't want another outing like Tuesday's, so the club may look to acquire another starter ahead of Friday's trade deadline. Capuano now owns a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP on the year.
Jul 29 - 12:50 AM

Ivan Nova (arm) is on track to make his next scheduled start.

Nova had to be pulled early from Monday's outing due to some arm fatigue, but it's viewed as part of the recovery from Tommy John surgery. "I'm not hurt," the right-hander said.
Jul 28 - 6:05 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Diego Moreno from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Moreno allowed two earned runs on three hits in a one-inning appearance last month with the Yankees. The 28-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role.
Jul 28 - 5:28 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Nick Goody to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Goody was up in the majors for two days but did not make an appearance. He owns an impressive 1.68 ERA and 70/14 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A, so another shot is probably coming soon.
Jul 28 - 5:26 PM

Ivan Nova was pulled after only five innings Monday because he was dealing with "arm fatigue," according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

It doesn't appear at this point that it might affect Nova's next scheduled start, but it's something worth noting nonetheless. Nova holds a 3.38 ERA over six starts since returning from Tommy John surgery, although he's struck out only 18 over 34 2/3 innings.
Jul 27 - 11:47 PM

Chris Capuano will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.

It will presumably just be a spot start. Capuano holds a 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 15 appearances -- three starts -- this season and allowed four runs over an inning of work in his last game.
Jul 27 - 11:39 PM

Ivan Nova got the win after holding the Rangers to two runs in five innings, helping the Yankees to a 6-2 victory on Monday.

Both runs scored in the second inning on an RBI double to Elvis Andrus and an RBI single to Leonys Martin. Nova allowed five hits and two walks overall while striking out three. The right-hander has been solid in six starts since making his season debut on June 24, brandishing a 3.38 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP and an 18/12 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings. Nova will take the mound in Chicago against the White Sox over the weekend.
Jul 27 - 11:37 PM


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