About Ryan Nakada

Yankees fan for most of my life. Has always had a love for baseball, whether it be playing it, watching it, reading about it, or writing about it.

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Yankees game 107: Bats fall silent after early offense

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New York Yankees 2 — Texas Rangers 3 Early offense enough for Texas Rangers to take the rubber match. To say Brett Gardner is swinging a hot bat would be an understatement. To open tonight’s game against the Rangers’ Colby Lewis, Brett Gardner hit his fourth home run in his last 10 at-bats. After two […]

Yankees game 107 lineup: 7/30/14

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After a close loss and escaping with victory at the door of defeat, the Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda for the rubber match of the three-game series in Texas. The Texas Rangers will send Colby Lewis to the mound. Brian McCann is getting the day off tonight and Brian Roberts is not in the […]

Yankees game 106: A win is a win

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New York Yankees 12 — Texas Rangers 11 Every run matters in a win like tonight. Against Rangers starter Nick Martinez, Brett Gardner carried the home run swing from yesterday into tonight. He led off tonight’s game with a solo home run and put the Yankees on the board early. Derek Jeter would follow with […]

Yankees game 105: One bad inning too much for Phelps

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New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 The Yankees offense could not find the big hit behind David Phelps. The New York Yankees had a formidable task in front of them as they opened their series against the Texas Rangers with ace Yu Darvish on the mound. Through the first two innings, the […]

Yankees game 104: Yankees lose series on close contest

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Toronto Blue Jays 5 — New York Yankees 4 The Yankees fall in a close game to finish off a 10-game homestand. For the finale of a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Greene got the call to try and continue his strong debut season in the big leagues. After an infield single […]

Yankees game 103: Lefties cannot cut it in loss

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Toronto Blue Jays 6 — New York Yankees 4 A pair of lefty relievers and some sloppy defense proves costly in today’s game. Making his Yankees debut, Chris Capuano got the call for the start. After getting the first two outs in the first inning, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch. Dioner Navarro and […]

Yankees game 102: Score early and often in opener

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Toronto Blue Jays 4 — New York Yankees 6 The Yankees fall behind early but bounce back quickly behind Hiroki Kuroda. The Blue Jays got two singles from Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera to put runners on the corners against Hiroki Kuroda with one out. Kuroda would fall behind slugger Jose Bautista 3-0 and left […]

Yankees game 101: McCarthy throws another gem in pinstripes

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Texas Rangers 2 — New York Yankees 4 The New York Yankees are able to call on newcomers to be key in completing a series win at home. In a Thursday matinee, the Yankees called on Brandon McCarthy to go for the four-game series win over the Texas Rangers. Since joining the Yankees, McCarthy has […]

Yankees game 100: Rain shortened victory

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Texas Rangers 1 — New York Yankees 2 (5 innings) The Yankees game lasts just five innings in victory after heavy winds and heavy rain. The New York Yankees had a tough task ahead of them, going against Rangers ace Yu Darvish. After a scoreless first that featured two strikeouts, the Yankees would get their […]

Yankees game 99: The Chase is on in the Bronx

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Texas Rangers 1 — New York Yankees 2 (14 innings) In a marathon affair, the Yankees would need to comeback once to celebrate a newcomer’s debut in pinstripes. For the Yankees, Chase Whitley got the start. His start was a bend-not-break, type of start. In five of the six plus innings that Whitley started, he […]

Yankees game 98: Errors and ineffectiveness snaps streak

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Texas Rangers 4 — New York Yankees 2 Ineffectiveness at the plate snapped the Yankees three game win streak since the All-Star break. In the first inning, against Texas Rangers’ starter Mils Mikolas, Derek Jeter would be the first base runner through a walk. He would move over to second on a balk and an […]

Yankees game 97: A walk-off completes the sweep

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Cincinnati Reds 2 — New York Yankees 3 Unexpected eighth leads to unexpected ninth for third straight win and a New York Yankees sweep. The New York Yankees got three on in the second inning but a strikeout of Mark Teixeira by Johnny Cueto. That would be the one true threat at scoring against Cueto […]

Yankees game 96: McCarthy dominant in home debut

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Cincinnati Reds 1 — New York Yankees 7 Brandon McCarthy allows one run over six innings in his home debut as a New York Yankee. Brandon McCarthy made his Yankee Stadium debut as a member of the New York Yankees and started with four scoreless innings, including five strikeouts. The offense would support him in […]

Yankees game 95: Phelps, offense on point to start the second half

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Cincinnati Reds 3 — New York Yankees 4 David Phelps and the offense did just enough to start the second half of the season on a positive note. After a quick first inning with two strikeouts for David Phelps, the Yankees offense got started. Cincinnati Reds’ starter Mike Leake would open the game by hitting […]

2014 All-Star Game: Derek Jeter perfect at the plate

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National League 3 — American League 5 In his 14th and last All-Star Game, Derek Jeter led off for the American League and was perfect. The Yankees captain received a very warm reception during the player introductions. He took the field and nearly turned back the clock to All-Star Game ’98, his first appearance at […]

Yankees game 94: Rain shortens first half finale

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New York Yankees 1 — Baltimore Orioles 3 (5 innings) The Yankees end the first half of the season with a rain-shortened finale. The Yankees got some instant offense to open their game against Orioles’ starter Kevin Gausman. Brett Gardner led off with his ninth home run of the season. One batter and one run […]

Yankees game 93: Greene great in second start

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New York Yankees 3 — Baltimore Orioles 0 Shane Greene improves to 2-0 with a very impressive start in Baltimore. After going 4.2 no-hit innings in his first major league start in Cleveland, Shane Greene would repeat his no-hit efforts in Baltimore. Through the first four innings, Greene generated seven ground outs as he kept […]

Yankees game 92: Wild game ends in walk off loss

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New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 (10 innings) The Yankees and the Orioles were in a tight game that ended in walk-off fashion. The first run in tonight’s American League East matchup came from the Yankees and a familiar face to the Orioles fans in Camden Yards. On the first pitch to Brian […]

Yankees game 91: Bullpen lets it get away

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New York Yankees 3 — Cleveland Indians 9 A tired bullpen could not help David Phelps in tonight’s game. In the first inning, Derek Jeter got an infield single off of Indians’ starter T.J. House. Mark Teixeira would get a hit with two outs and Brian McCann would walk to load the bases. Unfortunately for […]

Yankees game 90: Ellsbury breaks the tie in extras

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New York Yankees 5 — Cleveland Indians 4 (14 innings) The debut of Brandon McCarthy needed some extra baseball to decide it. After a scoreless first inning by the Yankees bats, Brandon McCarthy took the mound for the first time as a Yankee. A pair of singles around an out would be a tough start […]