Ryan McMahon

On The Fly: Depleted Yard Goats Strive To Reach .500

The Yard Goats haven't been at .500 since the first week of the season when they were 3-3. At 27-28, they can reach that goal Tuesday when they open a three-game series at Trenton, which is the Double A affiliate of the Yankees. It's not going to get any easier for the Goats, who lost their best hitter, Ryan McMahon, and closer James Farris to Triple A recalls last week. ... Yale's heavyweight crew is in the midst of one of its finest seasons. The Bulldogs' varsity eight boat edged Washington in Gold River, Calif., Sunday in the Grand Final for the IRA National Championship. This was Yale's first IRA title. The event dates to 1895. Yale's first crew debuted in 1852. The...