Game 22: Close Win For Kuroda

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Baltimore Orioles 1 — New York Yankees 2   Two runs was enough for Hiroki Kuroda in tonight’s 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.   The Yankees offense was barely able to muster anything against the Orioles’ starting pitcher Jason Hammel. The Yankees lone offense came from Eric Chavez. The Yankees third baseman hit a […]

Yankee Former Farm Field in Upstate NY

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For all you Upstate New Yorkers, like me, this may aggravate you. Growing up as an thoroughly-obsessed Yankee fan, living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, where the only way to get to see the Bronx Bombers play in front of my-very-own-eyes would be to beg my parents to drive 5 hours downstate, surely tested […]

Left Out: Arod Struggling, Jeter Thriving Against Lefties

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Although his career numbers are better against right-handed pitchers, Alex Rodriguez has had great success off  lefties throughout the years. Entering the series against the Baltimore Orioles, Arod has collected 152 career homers, 443 RBI’s and is hitting .287 for his career against southpaws. However, this year so far has been different from the norm. […]

Yankees Injury Updates: Swisher and Gardner

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Gardner and Swisher both are on pace to be back on the field later this week, and early next: Brett Gardner (elbow) took swings in the cage Monday and did the same over the weekend. He’s now scheduled to take regular batting practice on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, the speedy outfielder should return from the […]

Series Preview: Orioles @ Yankees

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  The Yankees will open a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. For the Yanks, Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound as he looks to improve upon his 1-3 record, as well as sub-par 4.38 ERA. Despite a loss in his last outing, due to a […]

Yankees Game 22 Lineup: 04/30/12

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Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the Yankees tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles. Kuroda is making his fifth start of the season. Eduardo Nunez will start in left field tonight. Right-hander Jason Hammel (3-0, 1.73 ERA) is on the mound for Baltimore. New York Yankees (12-9) Derek […]

Pineda on Pause, Pettitte to the Rescue

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They say you can never have too much pitching. In March when the Yankees announced Andy Pettitte would be coming out of retirement, many thought he would be a luxury. With the acquisitions of Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda, and the resigning of Freddy Garcia in the offseason, the Yankees seemed to have too many […]

No Mo: Behind Big Bats and a Strong Bullpen, Yanks Have Had Little Need for Rivera

Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera, hasn't spent much time on the mound so far in 2012

With seven of their 12 wins this season coming by four runs or more, the Yankees haven’t needed to call on closer Mariano Rivera too often to this point. Rivera has only appeared in eight of the first 21 games, for a total of 7.1 innings on the mound. Five of those were save situations, […]

Phelps To Rotation, Garcia To Bullpen

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Right-hander David Phelps has been promoted to the starting rotation after Freddy Garcia was demoted to the bullpen. Phelps is expected to start this Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, reports Jack Curry of YES Network. In 17.2 inning of long relief, Phelps has a 3.57 ERA with 12 hits and 14 strikeouts. Freddy Garcia […]

Nick Swisher Has Low-Grade Strain

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Nick Swisher was taken out in the third inning of today’s game with cramps or tightness in his left hamstring. Swisher was sent for a precautionary MRI and the results showed that he has a low-grade strain in his left hamstring. Joe Girardi said its likely to take several days to heal, but its not […]

Game 21: CC Solid For 8

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Detroit Tigers 2 — New York Yankees 6   After the bullpen was needed for 7.1 innings, CC Sabathia gave them the day off with today’s 6-2 win to take the series against the Detroit Tigers.   The Yankees offense should have done a lot better than the score indicates. The Detroit pitching staff walked […]

Yankees Game 21 Lineup: 04/29/12

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C.C. Sabathia is on the mound today in the rubber-match against the Tigers. Sabathia is 15-12 with a 4.52 ERA in 32 career starts against Detroit. Right-hander Max Scherzer (1-2, 8.24 ERA) is on the mound for Detroit. New York Yankees (11-9) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Mark […]

D.J. Mitchell Called Up From Triple-A

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  Right-hander D.J. Mitchell has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees to give the Bombers an extra arm in the bullpen. In 4 starts this year for Scranton, Mitchell is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA. This could mean that David Phelps is in the rotation and Freddy Garcia is out. No official word yet. […]

Game 20: Freddy Falters in Loss

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Detroit Tigers 7 — New York Yankees 5   Freddy Garcia’s struggles continue in today’s 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.   In 1.2 innings, Garcia gave up 6 runs on 5 hits for another very poor outing that called on the bullpen much earlier than anyone wants. Garcia’s season ERA has now ballooned to […]

Yankees Game 20 Lineup: 04/28/12

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Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is on the mound this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. Garcia IS still looking for his first win of the season. Derek Jeter is today’s designated hitter. Left-hander Drew Smyly (0-1, 16.20 ERA) is on the mound for the Tigers. New York Yankees (11-8) Derek Jeter DH Nick Swisher RF Robinson […]

Captain Contribution: Derek Jeter Comes Through Time After Time

Captain Derek Jeter is a proven clutch performer for the Yankees

Even when he’s doing nothing, Captain Derek Jeter still finds a way to do something to help the New York Yankees win games, as he so often does. Detroit Tigers’ pitcher, Justin Verlander, kept the strong Yankee lineup in check for most of last night’s game. This included Jeter who went 0 for 3 on […]

Game 19: Wild Pitch Walk-Off

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Detroit Tigers 6 — New York Yankees 7   Wildness wins it for the Yankees in walk-off fashion with a score of 7-6 over the Detroit Tigers.   Reigning American League MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander faced the Yankees and they managed to get to the hard-throwing righty for 5 runs over […]

Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron Passes Away

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Former New York Yankee all-star Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron passed away today at the age of 81. As the first baseman for the New York Yankees from 1954-1962, he hit .294, with 165 HRs, 672 RBI, and 1,103 hits in 1,087 games. Moose won four World Series with the Yankees during his time in the Bronx. […]

Slow Starters

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After acquiring Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda in the offseason, the New York Yankees strong-point looked to be their starting rotation heading into 2012. But since losing Pineda for the season during spring training due to a shoulder injury on top of the struggles by the other starters on the mound, that rotation seems to […]

Yankees Game 19 Lineup: 04/27/12

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Ivan Nova will take the mound for the Yankees tonight as they face the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a three-game set. This is the first meeting between the two clubs since last year’s ALDS. Nova is making his fourth start of the season. The Yankees will hold a moment of silence for […]