Yankees Mid-season Report Card

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The Yankees were in a steady state of mediocrity for the majority of the first half, with a few flashes of greatness that made fans believe this team could be dangerous in October. The offense has been the biggest disappointment thus far, but the pitching staff has been a pleasant surprise considering all the injuries […]

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 75: Whitley crushed in first loss

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New York Yankees 3 — Toronto Blue Jays 8 There were few bright spots in a series opener like the one in Toronto. With one out in the first inning, Melky Cabrera would hit a double deep into center field off of Yankees starter Chase Whitley, who has won his last three starts. Adam Lind […]

Yankees game 73: Nuno victim of the long ball

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Baltimore Orioles 6 — New York Yankees 1 Vidal Nuno was the victim of the home run in today’s game. In the first inning, center fielder Adam Jones hit a laser into left field that was a without a doubt solo home run. In the fourth inning, Adam Jones would not hit a home run […]

Yankees game 64: Tanaka goes the distance

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New York Yankees 4 — Seattle Mariners 2 When Masahiro Tanaka starts, you generally expect the Yankees to win. Tonight was one of those nights. Through the first three innings, Masahiro Tanaka faced the minimum and produced six ground outs of the first nine batters. The first hit would come in the fourth inning on […]

Yankees game 57: Bullpen loses lead and the game

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Oakland Athletics 5 — new York Yankees 2 (10 innings) The Yankees offense and bullpen could not support the best Hiroki Kuroda start of the season. For the American League-best Oakland Athletics, Scott Kazmir got the nod for the start. With two on and one out in the first inning, the return of Mark Teixeira […]

Yankees Lineup: Game 55 6/1/14

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Yankees look to take the rubber match against the Minnesota Twins as the Yankees old friend Phil Hughes takes the mound for the Twins. The Yankees counter with Chase Whitley. As we reported yesterday Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup today, Kelly Johnson is at first base, Zoilo Almonte will DH. You can get […]

Teixeira Day-to-day, Pineda Shutdown Again

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Just when the Yankees were getting some good news on the injury front, Mark Teixeira was pulled from today’s game at the start of sixth inning with an apparent sore wrist. This comes after Tex had four full days rest and and was reinserted back into the lineup yesterday. Teixeira was 0-for-1 with 3 walks […]

Beltran and Teixeira Injury Updates

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The Yankees issued a statement this afternoon regarding the latest on Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira. Start off with Tex, he saw his personal physician today, and the ultrasound confirmed the inflammation in his surgically repaired wrist. The Yankees have him listed as day-to-day. There is a chance he might be out of the lineup […]

Yankees Game 46: Sale dominates close game

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New York Yankees 2 — Chicago White Sox 3 The return of Chris Sale was too much for the Yankees in the series opener in the South side. The Yankees came up empty in the first inning, all three strikeouts, and this would be telling of how the game would go with Chris Sale in […]

Yankees Game 42: Pitching makes early offense stand in win

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Pittsburgh Pirates 3 — New York Yankees 4 The offense scored early and the pitching makes it stick in the first of a doubleheader today. Hiroki Kuroda got the start for game one and got the first out before second baseman Neil Walker took him deep to right center field for the home run that […]

Yankees Game 41: Home run happy at home

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Pittsburgh Pirates 1 — New York Yankees 7 The Yankees ride the bats of four home runs in tonight’s win. After yesterday’s game got postponed to tomorrow’s doubleheader, the rested bats got to Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. With one on and one out, Mark Teixeira hit his third home run of the week, his ninth […]

Injuries Piling Up Fast for Yankees

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With the starting rotation down to just two opening day starters, the last thing anyone wanted to deal with was more injuries, but tonight things got worse for the Yankees. Start off with Carlos Beltran, who already looked like he might not be 100% tonight. There were rumors swirling that something might have been bothering […]

Yankees Game 36: Reynolds walks off his old team

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New York Yankees 5 — Milwaukee Brewers 6 The former Yankee turned back the Yankees in the series finale. From the beginning of the game, you would think the Yankees had this game well in control.  Brett Gardner opened with a double and after one out, Garza would lose the strike zone, walking the bases […]

Yankees Game 35: Extra opportunities give and take in loss

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New York Yankees 4 — Milwaukee Brewers 5 Opportunities were taken advantage of on both sides in tonight’s game. After a quick first inning for Milwaukee Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, CC Sabathia made his return to his brief home in 2008. When he was acquired in 2008, Sabathia put the Brewers on his left arm, […]

Yankees Game 33: Strong start enough for Nuno

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New York Yankees 9 — Los Angeles Angels 2 Early in tonight’s game, you would think the Yankees and the Angels switched uniforms. After a full count walk by Jacoby Ellsbury, Derek Jeter hit a routine fly ball to right center field. Mike Trout and Collin Cowgill approached it from their respective positions, each calling […]

Yankees Game 29: Cold start, hot finish in win

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Tampa Bay Rays 3 — New York Yankees 9 The Yankees as a whole struggled early on but a second time around proved different for Masahiro Tanaka and the offense. Over Tanaka’s young major league career, he has had a theme of surrendering at least one home run in each start, today would not be […]

Yankees Game 28: Inabilities in extras prove costly

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Tampa Bay Rays 10 — New York Yankees 5 (14 innings) In Joe Girardi‘s 1,000th game as the New York Yankees manager, it seemed like it would never end in a 14-inning marathon. Early on in the game, defensive miscues proved costly. In the second inning, Vidal Nuno served up a high fly ball to […]

Yankees Game 26: Rainy return for Robbie Cano

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Seattle Mariners 6 — New York Yankees 3 On a rainy night in the Bronx, the once beloved Yankee made his first return to the Stadium. While there was a game tonight, the talk of the night was the return of Robinson Cano. In his first at-bat, Robinson Cano was greeted with a shower of […]

Yankees Game 25: Pitcher’s duel decided behind the plate

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Los Angeles Angels 2 — New York Yankees 3 In a low-scoring clash, a catcher struggling to catch would be the x-factor. The Yankees sent Masahiro Tanaka to the mound in tonight’s rubber match with the visiting Los Angeles Angels. He would strikeout the side in the first but gave up a pair of singles. […]