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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/21/14)

Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 2.30 ERA) gets the job of sweep protector as he goes up against Dallas Keuchel (10-8, 3.11 ERA) in the last game against Houston. McCarthy lost his last two outings thanks to the offense, or lack thereof, which was shut out both times. The Yankees are averaging 2.9 runs per game over […]

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Yankees game 124: Bullpen ruins Pineda outing

Houston Astros 5 — New York Yankees 2 With stronger arms resting, second level relievers put behind Pineda in loss. Michael Pineda makes his return to Yankee Stadium, first start in the Bronx since April and he was as great as he was back then. Through the first three innings, Michael Pineda had not allowed […]

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Yankees game 124 lineup: 8/20/14

After a heartbreaker last night, the Yankees will try to rebound and get their first win of the homestand against the Astros. Michael Pineda gets the ball for the Bombers in his second start back from the DL. Scott Feldman will go for the ‘Stros. Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup with elbow soreness […]

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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/20/14)

Michael Pineda (2-2, 1.82 ERA) makes his second start since coming off the DL against Scott Feldman (6-9, 4.45 ERA) and the Stros. Pineda was dominant in his return to the rotation retiring the first 12 Oriole batters he faced, but seemed to tire out by the fifth inning. Girardi took him out after 67 pitches. After […]

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Yankees game 123: Ninth inning moonshot sinks Yankees

Houston Astros 7 — New York Yankees 4 Losing the strike zone proves costly for the Yankees closer tonight. Through the first four innings, birthday boy Chris Capuano was in complete control.  He allowed three hits but struck out six and allowed no runs. The Houston Astros sent Brett Oberholtzer to the mound, like Capuano, […]

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Yankees game 123 lineup: 8/19/14

The Yankees are back in the Bronx to begin an important six-game homestand, beginning with the lowly Houston Astros. Brett Oberholtzer gets the ball against Chris Capuano in tonight’s contest. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: MY9 Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Houston Astros (52-73) Robbie Grossman RF Jose […]

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Top of the Yankees Lineup Has Gotten Back To Business

(New York Daily News) The Yankees eked out a close one yesterday, as they were saved by another strong performance by Shane Greene and a timely hit by the captain. This much-needed win halted a five game losing streak that dropped the Yanks to 8 games back in the AL East and 4.5 back of […]

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Preview: Yankees vs Astros (8/19/14)

Chris Capuano (0-2, 3.60 ERA) is still looking for his first win as a Yankee against Brett Oberholtzer (4-8, 3.87 ERA) and the Astros. Capuano is making his fifth start in pinstripes. He allowed four runs over six innings, K-ing seven his last time out in Baltimore. Adam Jones‘ two run shot in the fifth inning was […]

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Yankees game 122: Kuroda great, offense good in series win

New York Yankees 4 – Tampa Bay Rays 2 Hiroki Kuroda starts for the Yankees and the first inning would continue to haunt the righty. After getting the first out, Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce would hit a pair of singles to put runners on the corners. A ground out to second baseman Martin Prado […]

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Preview: Yankees at Rays (8/17/14)

The Yanks put the breaks on a five game losing streak with Saturday’s win. Hiroki Kuroda (7-8, 4.03 ERA) will try and get a winning streak going against Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.o3 ERA). Kuroda took a loss his last time out against the Indians, allowing three runs, five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. He hasn’t pitched […]

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Yankees game 121: Greene pitches gem, Captain comes up clutch

New York Yankees 3 – Tampa Bay Rays 2 The Yankees are looking to end a five-game losing streak and they turn to the rookie Shane Greene to snap the skid. In the first inning, Desmond Jennings would start the game with a double but Greene would respond with a pair of strikeouts around a […]

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Pulling A Yankees Lineup Out Of A Hat?

It was April 21, 1977, New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin, picked his lineup by pulling names out of a hat, against the Toronto Blue Jays. That game was won by the Yanks, 8-6. At this rate, it may not be a bad idea for skipper Joe Girardi to follow suit. It is quite hard […]

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Preview: Yankees at Rays (8/16/14)

Shane Greene (3-1, 2.89 ERA) takes a stab at ending the losing streak as he takes on newly-ish acquired Drew Smyly (1-1, 2.08 ERA). Greene’s last start was his best as a rookie. He threw a career high eight scoreless innings against the Tigers on, allowing five hits, which helped the Bombers hold on to a one run […]

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Yankees game 120: Offense held silent behind strong McCarthy start

New York Yankees 0 – Tampa Bay Rays 5 The struggles of the offense for the 2014 season continues tonight. Brandon McCarthy was greeted with a pair of hits, starting with Desmond Jennings single to right field. Ben Zobrist would add a single of his own to put runners on the corners. A walk would […]

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Tanaka to throw first bullpen session

Regardless of where the Yankees are right now in the standings, it’s not stopping Masahiro Tanaka from his rehab process. So far so good, after the platelet injection and about week of light outfield throwing sessions Tanaka continues to feel no pain. Now the Yankees will allow Tanaka to throw off the mound tomorrow. He […]

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Yankees lineup: Game 120 8/15/14

Yankees start the 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, where they have struggled since 2010. Regardless they have to turn it around now, and manager Joe Girardi will send out the primary lineup tonight. Brandon McCarthy is on the mound and looks to continue his resurgence in pinstripes. For the full […]

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Cashman not worried about job status, nor should he be

When the boss speaks, everyone listens. That includes general manager Brian Cashman, who’s contract is up after this season. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner sounded off Wednesday during the owners vote for the next MLB commissioner, and talked about Cashman’s status. Steinbrenner said he will wait till the off-season before turning his attention to general manager […]

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Preview: Yankees at Rays (8/15/14)

Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 2.21 ERA) will have to shake off his first loss in pinstripes to take on Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.41 ERA) and the Rays. McCarthy lost for the first time as a Yankee against the Indians. He allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings with no help from his offense. He’s […]

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Yankees game 119: Bullpen struggles in Pineda’s return

Tonight, for the first time since April, Michael Pineda took the mound for the Yankees. Michael Pineda pitched a scoreless first inning that featured a 95 mph fastball to strikeout Chris Davis. He would finish the second inning with a strikeout and the Yankees would snap a hitless streak that is indicative of their offensive […]

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Yankees game 119 lineup: 8/13/14

The Yankees close out their rain shortened series with the Orioles tonight, as Michael Pineda returns to the mound for his first start in about three months. Righty Chris Tillman gets the ball for the O’s. New York has an off-day tomorrow before heading to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays. Game time: 7:05 […]