Huffman has a moment to smile about

This got lost in the shuffle last night as the Yankees and Dodgers went into extra innings and some of the beat was racing to make their red-eye flights back to New York …

When Chad Huffman lined his two-run single into right field in the ninth inning on Sunday night, he clapped his hands excitedly and returned to first base. Yet the person on the field who knew him the longest could not congratulate him, not in front of 56,000 witnesses and a national TV audience.

Huffman was a teammate of Dodgers first baseman James Loney at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, and the 25-year-old Huffman has looked forward to the day when they would share a diamond again – under the bright lights at a big league park.

“We talked about when we were kids in Pony ball, actually, in high school and winning state championships together,” Huffman said. “It was fun to see him out there on first base. It was something I’ve been hoping to do for a long time.”

Huffman said his at-bat against Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton – a pivotal moment in New York’s four-run ninth – came after he got advice from Alex Rodriguez, who told him to stay on top of the ball, get something in the middle of the plate and hit the ball to right-center. The words of wisdom helped Huffman get his third big league hit, not that Loney should have been impressed.

“He wasn’t too, too happy with me,” Huffman said, laughing.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 29, 2010

Scranton/WB 1
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 7
W: Mills (2-6, 4.01); L: Redding (2-4, 4.20)
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Trenton 4
New Britain (Twins) 0 (7)
W: Noesi (5-1, 1.90); L: McCardell (0-9, 5.28)
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Trenton 2
New Britain (Twins) 5 (7)
W: Robertson (1-7, 4.98); L: Pope (2-4, 4.16)
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Tampa 5
Lakeland (Tigers) 0
W: Warren (7-5, 2.61); L: Kibler (1-2, 3.24)
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Charleston 4
Augusta (Giants) 2
W: Heredia (3-1, 4.07); L: Heston (2-9, 5.21)
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Staten Island 10
Aberdeen (Orioles) 8
W: Martinez (2-0, 1.12) L: Gurka (0-1, 5.68)
HR: SI: Mahoney, K (1)
S: Whitley (4)
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GCL Yankees 6
GCL Blue Jays 1
W: Quintana (2-0, 1.50) L: Estrada (0-1, 4.91)
HR: YAN: Sanchez (3)
S: Mullee, C (1)
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 30, 2010

Scranton/WB
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 7:00 PM

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Trenton
New Britain (Twins) 12:00 PM

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Lakeland (Tigers) 7:00 PM
Tampa

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Charleston
Augusta (Giants) 7:00 PM

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Staten Island
Aberdeen (Orioles) 7:00 PM

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GCL Yankees
GCL Braves, 12:00 PM

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yanks, need one good reliever with the ability to pitch 3 innings and hold the other team 7 of 10 outing. i was hoping gaudin or boone logan was going to handle that roll. if the yankees middle bull pens hold the ball game, they will win again.

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Speaking of prospects, why hasn’t the Yankees organization signed Japhet Amador, 1B from the AAA Mexican League?

He’s pretty advanced at 23, and he’s been impressive so far though 66 games – .358/.444/.608 with 12 HR & 57 RBI as well as good plate discipline.

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The new and improved Jon Albaladejo
By Mike Axisa
http://riveraveblues.com/2010/06/the-new-and-improved-jon-albaladejo-30710/

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Starting the bullpen carousel
By Joseph Pawlikowski
http://riveraveblues.com/2010/06/starting-the-bullpen-carousel-31028/

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON - JUN - 28 - - - - - -
TUE - JUN - 29 - vs Mariners - 7:05 PM - MY9
WED - JUN - 30 - vs Mariners - 7:05 PM - YES
THU - JUL - 1 - vs Mariners - 1:05 PM - YES
FRI - JUL - 2 - vs Blue Jays - 1:05 PM - YES
SAT - JUL - 3 - vs Blue Jays - 1:05 PM - YES
SUN - JUL - 4 - vs Blue Jays - 1:05 PM - YES/TBS

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 28, 2010

Rochester (Twins) 6
Scranton/WB 7
W: Ring (2-0, 1.38); L: Delaney (7-4, 5.32)
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Trenton 8
New Britain (Twins) 2
W: Mitchell (6-3, 4.70); L: Gutierrez (3-6, 4.91)
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Lakeland (Tigers) POSTPONED
Tampa
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Greenville (Red Sox) 5
Charleston 4
W: Ebert (6-1, 3.27); L: Marquez (0-4, 8.20)
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Staten Island 2
Aberdeen (Orioles) 4
W: Holloway (1-1, 0.00) L: Greene (0-1, 6.28)
HR: ABD: Schutz (1)
S: Walters, D (2)
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GCL Blue Jays 11
GCL Yankees 7
W: Escalante (1-1, 6.35) L: Reyes (0-1, 13.50)
HR: YAN: Nunez, Re (2)
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 29, 2010

Scranton/WB
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 7:00 PM

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Trenton
New Britain (Twins) 6:30 PM

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Tampa
Lakeland (Tigers) 7:00 PM

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Charleston
Augusta (Giants) 7:00 PM

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Staten Island
Aberdeen (Orioles) 7:00 PM

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GCL Yankees
GCL Blue Jays, 12:00 PM

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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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