New York Yankees 2015 Blueprint

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Welcome to hot stove baseball. The time of year when a big time trade or signing can hold you over through a harsh winter. It is also when the chic thing to do is remark on how the recently crown World Series champion, is the model for how to build a winning team. Fans of […]

Yankees game 155: McCann muscles up for Tanaka

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Masahiro Tanaka returns to the mound and Brian McCann supplied a lot of power in support.

Beltran and Gardner could be done for the season

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The injury bug continues to bite back, even as the Yankees attempt to make a desperate stretch run push. Brett Gardner has been suffering from a mild abdominal strain, but according to Joe Girardi there’s no timetable for his return. He originally suffered the injury back in Cleveland where he missed one game, but re-aggravated it Friday […]

Yankees game 135: Long ball gets McCarthy in finale

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New York Yankees 3 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 The Blue Jays crush the ball to get back and eventually win today’s game. In yesterday’s game, the Yankees could not muster more than one hit and could not score at all. With one swing, Brett Gardner matched the hit total and put the Yankees on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pulling A Yankees Lineup Out Of A Hat?

Martin, feisty as ever in a confrontation with Drew Coble in 1983 (Photo courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS)

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 […]

Yankees game 118: Orioles power the way to the win

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New York Yankees 3 — Baltimore Orioles 11 Early offense blown away by late game long balls in series opener. Brett Gardner led off the game in a great way, hitting a triple to left center field just beyond the reaching center fielder Adam Jones. Derek Jeter would hit a ground ball that scored Gardner […]

Yankees game 111 lineup: 8/4/14


The New York Yankees return home after a six-game road trip and they have a tall task ahead of them. The American League Central-leading Detroit Tigers come into town to start a four-game series. The series of Cy Young winners will be rolled out, starting with Max Scherzer. For the Yankees, Brandon McCarthy will take […]

Yankees game 110: New faces help Yankees to win

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New York Yankees 8 — Boston Red Sox 7 An early exit allowed a new face to have a great debut to take the series in Fenway. Brett Gardner started the game with a leadoff single against Clay Buchholz. He would be erased on a double play, despite the hit-and-run. Buchholz would pitch a scoreless […]

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 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 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 96: McCarthy dominant in home debut


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 83: Back and forth game goes Rays way

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Tampa Bay Rays 6 — New York Yankees 3 The Yankees were mixed up in a see-saw affair in today’s matinee game. After a scoreless first inning by Vidal Nuno, the Yankees generated some instant offense to back up the lefty. Brett Gardner led off the bottom half of the first inning with his eighth […]

Yankees game 78: Bombs away in BoSox shutout

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Boston Red Sox 0 — New York Yankees 6 The Yankees benefited from three home runs and the unexpected effort of Vidal Nuno. In the first inning, the n0w 40 year old Derek Jeter hit a one-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury would follow with a double to put two in scoring position for Mark Teixeira. The […]

Yankees game 74: Offense loses the second Tanaka loss

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Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 0 The Yankees bats could not get started in a special day of the season. After Masahiro Tanaka worked through a pair of singles, the Yankees looked to have a fantastic start to the bottom half of the first. Brett Gardner hit a line drive down the right […]

Yankees game 69: Number 11 helps Tanaka to 11

Masahiro Tanaka's absence in the second half may cost the Yankees a post season spot.
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Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 3 Masahiro Tanaka continues to be one of the best pitchers in the game. In the first start for Masahiro Tanaka, he faced the Toronto Blue Jays. The first major league start for Tanaka started the worst way a pitcher could want it, a leadoff home run. […]

Yankees game 59: Stop the streak, avoid the sweep

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Oakland Athletics 1 — New York Yankees 2 The Yankees, mired in a four-game losing streak entering today turned to their stopper, Masahiro Tanaka. In the first inning, catcher John Jaso put the A’s on the board with a solo home run to right field. Tanaka would bounce back and retire the next 10 batters […]