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 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 […]

Yankees game 89: Tanaka struggles, offense absent late

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New York Yankees 3 — Cleveland Indian 5 The Yankees score early but fall flat behind a struggling Tanaka. The Cleveland Indians turned to Trevor Bauer for the start against Masahiro Tanaka. After a lead off walk by Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would fly out to Michael Brantley in deep center field. Jacoby Ellsbury and […]

Yankees game 88: Early offense leads to a pair of pitching firsts

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New York Yankees 5 — Cleveland Indians 3 The Yankees scored early in support of a rookie and an All-Star rookie closed it out. After a scoreless first by Indians’ Justin Masterson, the second inning would go downhill and snowball. Brian McCann would start the inning with a double and Brian Roberts would double too, […]

Derek Jeter headlines the Yankees selected for 2014 All-Star Game

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The 2014 All-Star Game will take place in Minnesota Twins’ ballpark, Target Field. The New York Yankees will have three representatives at the Midsummer Classic. Derek Jeter, SS (14th All-Star selection) 9th starting. – Fan Vote .266/.319/.322, 81 hits, 2 home runs, 21 runs batted in Not necessarily going for his 2014 contributions but going […]

Yankees game 87: Offense scores early, pitching survives

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New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7 The Yankees erupt for a lot of offense but the pitching struggles to keep the lead. Against Ricky Nolasco, the Yankees hit him hard and hit him early. After a lead off walk by Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would hit a single to right field. Jacoby Ellsbury […]

Yankees game 86: Walk off error ends the pitcher’s duel

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  New York Yankees 1 — Minnesota Twins 2 (11 innings) The pitcher’s duel goes the Twins way in a poor defensive decision. The Yankees sent David Phelps to the mound against Twins’ starter Yohan Pino. Raise your hand if you expected a pitcher’s duel. Through the first four innings, each team got just one […]

Yankees game 85: Early offense holds up

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  New York Yankees 6 — Minnesota Twins 5 The Yankees scored early and the bullpen made it stand. Against Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson, Brett Gardner started the game with a triple. Brian Roberts, batting in the two spot started his career day with a line drive double to right field that easily scored Gardner. […]

Yankees game 84: Zelous debuts and snaps losing skid

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New York Yankees 7 — Minnesota Twins 4 The debut of a Yankee signals the end of the five-game losing streak. In the bottom half of the first inning against Masahiro Tanaka, Brian Dozier opened with a single and would score on a double that Chris Parmelee put into the right field corner. Parmelee would […]