About Justin McElrath

Lifelong Yankee fan from New Jersey looking to provide some outside the lines perspective to baseball in the Bronx. You can tweet me @Jtmac21. Go Yanks!

Oh Captain, My Captain!


It was business as usual on February 12th as I sat in my office, doing work and occasionally checking out my Twitter feed. All was well in the world as baseball was right around the corner with pitchers and catchers getting ready to report to Spring Training. Hope was in the air for the 2014 […]

Yankees game 99 lineup: 7/22/14


After last night’s error-fest, the Yankees look to bounce back as Chase Whitley takes the hill against the Texas Rangers. Opposing Whitley will be Nick Martinez, making his first start since landing on the DL. The Yankees look to get the bats cracking to help them get back on track in the tight AL East […]

AL East Round-Up: Lineups


We can all exhale; the 2014 season is finally upon us as the Dodgers took on the Padres last night. The full swing of action gets going in just a few hours, and Yankees baseball is just one day away. As we countdown the hours until the Yankees take the field in Houston, we have […]

AL East Round-Up: Bullpens

yanks pen

With only a few hours left until the baseball season gets underway on American soil, we continue our look at the five teams in the AL East. Earlier today we took a look at the starting rotations that each team will roll with at the start of this season. In this post we will take […]

AL East Round-Up: Starting Rotations

New York Yankees Spring Training

This day has been marked on our calendars for five long months, but the start of the 2014 MLB season is finally upon us. Technically 2 have been played already in Australia but unless you stayed up until 3 in the morning, tonight marks the return of Major League Baseball. The Yankees are scheduled to […]

2014 Bronx Pinstripes Hall of Fame Class


Every year the Baseball Writers of America vote for the prestigious honor of placing the best baseball players into the hallowed halls of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. In order for a player to be inducted, they need to receive 75 percent of the writers’ votes. The first class in 1936 saw five […]

Series Preview: Yankees vs Diamondbacks


The Yankees return to the field today after having the day off yesterday to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yesterday’s off day was one that was like no other with the events that took place in Boston. It is hard to write and not give prayers to those who were affected by the ruthless and gutless […]

Series Preview: Yankees @ Indians


In each of the first two series to start the season, the Yankees have only come away with a win in the final game. For the next four days in Cleveland, they will battle the Indians with the hopes of winning more than just one game. The Indians are coming off an offensive outburst yesterday […]

Series Preview: Yankees @ Tigers


After opening the season with two losses to the Red Sox, the Yankees won their first game of the season the “old” fashioned way. Two long-time Yankees locked down the win as Andy Pettitte threw eight fantastic innings leading to Mariano Rivera’s first save of the year. If the Yankees want to pick up wins […]

Series Preview: Opening Day! Yankees vs Red Sox


After months of waiting, the time is here for you to get out the game day jerseys, tune into the YES Network and finally watch regular season Yankees baseball! It has been a long off-season for the Bombers as they have been dealing with injuries and trying to set their major league roster. The team […]

Series Preview- ALCS: Yankees vs Tigers


Fresh off of their ALDS win against the gritty Orioles, the Yankees advance to the ALCS to take on the team that knocked them out of the postseason last year, the Detroit Tigers. What we learned from the ALDS against Baltimore has been that the Yankees pitchers are in their groove and the hitters are […]

ALDS series preview: Yankees vs Orioles


Before we take a look forward at what is to come in the ALDS, let’s travel back in time to the beginning of the season in late March and early April. Just about six months ago the Yankee faithful had serious questions about the pitching staff and how the Bombers were going to match up […]

Series Preview: Yankees @ Mariners

Hiroki Kuroda

A four game series in Oakland usually results in three or four wins for Yankee teams the past few season. However, this past weekend’s visit to the Bay City turned ugly as the Yanks were swept by the young and enthusiastic Athletics. For the Yankees they can put themselves back together with a three game […]

Series Preview: Yanks @ Rays


The month of June was scorching hot for the Yankees, with blistering temperatures and a 20-7 record, the best in baseball. The Bronx Bombers look to keep their June success as the calendar has turned into July.  Trying to slow down the Yankees will be AL East division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays. Things haven’t […]

Mariano Rivera Injury Update

In a routine he has taken part of since his days in the minor leagues, Mariano Rivera was in the outfield in Kansas City prior to tonight’s game against the Royals shagging fly balls. This time would be different than all the other routine catches he has made, as this time he would land awkwardly […]

Series Preview: Yanks @ Royals


Coming off a surprisingly difficult series against a division foe in the Orioles, the Yankees look to regain their winning ways against the struggling Royal. This season the Royals have had a tough time at their home ballpark not winning a single home game so far this season. Tonight, the Yankees have first time starter, […]

Series Preview: Yankees @ Red Sox

Yankees Series Preview

After a little Series Preview hiatus, we are back to talk Yankees versus Red Sox. The Yankees have had an average start to the season sitting at 7-6 and third in the AL East. As rough as it has been for the Yankees, it has been even worse for the Red Sox who are 4-8 […]

Series Preview: Yankees @ Rays – Opening Weekend


Since they walked off the field after losing the ALDS to the Detroit Tigers, we have patiently waited six months to see the Pinstripes take the field. On Friday the 2012 season will officially kick off for the Yankees as they start a three game set against the team that they will battle all season […]

Yankees Report: David Robertson Interview

DRob Interview

Music blaring, food cooking, drinks flowing and people stirring all around the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on a chilly Sunday afternoon made for a great family outing. In the middle of the crowd, you could find a long line of people sporting their New York Yankee paraphernalia waiting for the chance to […]

ALDS Series Preview: Tigers vs Yankees

ALDS Preview

After 162 games, the regular season is over and now it is time for the postseason as the New York Yankees head into the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees have claimed their 17th American League East crown as they are set to host the American League Central Champion Tigers in […]