Yankees @ Red Sox (4/22/14)

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Masahiro Tanaka (2-0, 2.05 ERA) will lead Jacoby Ellsbury and the Yankees into battle against Jon Lester (2-2, 2.17 ERA) and the Red Sox. Tanaka will get his first taste of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry in his fourth career start. He has been terrific so far, setting a club record with 28 K’s in his […]

Yankees @ Rays (4/20/14)

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Since Tanaka started in the double header against the Cubs, Vidal Nuno (0-0,14.54 ERA) gets his first start of the season in the final game of the series against Cesar Ramos (0-1, 7.50 ERA) and Tampa Bay. Nuno gets the call for a spot start following three relief appearances this season. He was smacked around […]

Yankees @ Rays (4/19/14)

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The series is tied at a game apiece as Ivan Nova (2-1, 5.94 ERA) is on the mound against Chris Archer (1-1, 4.50 ERA). Nova found his curveball his last time out against the Sox, limiting them to two runs and eight hits over 7 1/3 innings. He’s 6-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 13 […]

Yankees @ Rays (4/18/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86 ERA) and Erik Bedard (0-0, 0.00 ERA) face off in game two tonight in Tampa Bay. Kuroda has been reliable again this season, throwing back to back wins. He allowed only a two run homer through his first six innings of work on April 12 before another two run seventh inning. Kuroda […]

Yankees @ Rays (4/17/14)

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After a successful homecoming, CC Sabathia (1-2, 6.63 ERA) and The Bombers head down to Florida to take on David Price (2-0, 2.91 ERA) and the Rays. Sabathia has been running into a habit of struggling in one bad inning this season. The Yankees were thrilled by his first five innings against the Red Sox on […]

Cubs Double Header (4/16/14)


After rain spoiled Jackie Robinson Day, the Yanks and Cubs will play a double header that starts with Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21 ERA) taking on Jason Hammel (2-0. 2.63 ERA). Tanaka struck out 10 in his Yankee Stadium debut against the Orioles but took a no decision allowing three runs on seven hits. The three runs came off a Jonathan Schoop homer. “If […]

Mick Kelleher’s Man of the Week – Carlos Beltran

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Congratulations to Carlos Beltran on being BronxPinstripes.com Man of the Week for 2nd week of the 2014 season. Beltran was one of the biggest pick-up for the Yankees during free agency in the offseason, landing a 3-year, $45 million contract with the Yankees in early December 2013. Once the signing was official, there was a […]

Yankees vs Red Sox (4/13/14)

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The first Sox series of the season comes to a close with Ivan Nova (1-1, 8.68 ERA) taking on Felix Doubront (1-1, 9.00 ERA). Nova’s two starts of the year have been battles. He survived without his curveball on April 3rd in Houston with the help of four double plays. He wasn’t so lucky against the O’s in New York, lacking both his curve and […]

Yankees vs Red Sox (4/12/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.92 ERA) gets his shot at the rival Red Sox and John Lackey (2-0, 1.38 ERA) in game three of four in the Bronx. In the Yankees’ home opener, Kuroda showed signs of his old consistent self.  He went 6 1/3 innings giving up two runs on eight hits and it was […]

Yankees vs Red Sox (4/11/14)

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CC Sabathia (1-1, 7.50 ERA) gets his first start against the rival Red Sox this year taking on fellow lefty Jon Lester (0-2, 2.51 ERA). Sabathia bounced back from an Opening Day disaster with a better outing against the Jays. He limited them to four runs and seven hits over six innings to pick up […]

Commence the Rivalry: 2014


  Michael Pineda (0-1, 1.50 ERA) gets the honors of kicking off the rivalry for the 2014 season against Clay Buchholz (0-0, 12.46 ERA) and the Red Sox. The Yanks waited a long time to see Pineda and he gave them a lot to be excited about. He limited Toronto to one run on five hits […]

Mariano Gets Yet Another Award

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Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that the Reliever of the Year Award for the American League will be named after none other then Mariano Rivera. The National League’s Reliever of the Year Award will be named after Trevor Hoffman. The official name of the awards are the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award […]

Yankees vs Orioles (4/9/14)


Tanakamania takes over the Bronx! Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.57 ERA) makes his first start at home after an impressive start to his MLB career in Toronto. He will be up against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 18.90 ERA) in the rubber match against the Os. Tanaka’s Major League debut was a success, the 25 year old earned a victory over […]

To Boo or Not to Boo? The Psyche of a Fan


We’re all guilty of it. We have all been at a game and booed the opposing team, or booed a player who left our team and has just returned for the first time in an opponent’s jersey. We boo the enemy and applaud our guys, because they are our team, they go to battle for […]

Yankees vs Orioles (4/8/14)

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Ivan Nova (1-0, 3.18 ERA) is coming off a hard fought win against the Astros to start the season. He will be up against Wei-Yin Chen (0-1, 6.35 ERA) in game two against the Os. Nova pitched without his sharp curveball in Houston, which made his start a battle. He had to rely on his sinker and […]

Home Opener (4/7/14)


After a long cold winter, baseball is finally back in the Bronx. Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 3.00 ERA) gets the home opener honors against Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1, 6.00 ERA.) Kuroda gets the ball for the home opener after being one of the team’s most reliable starters in 2013. He got the season off to a good start […]

Yankees @ Blue Jays (4/6/14)

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Before heading home for the first time this season, CC Sabathia (0-1, 9.00 ERA) has to take on Drew Hutchison (1-0, 0.00 ERA) in the last game against Toronto. Sabathia hopes to bounce back from a less than stellar Opening Day start where he allowed six runs in the first two innings. He finally settled down […]

Yankees @ Blue Jays (4/5/14)

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One Yankee debut after another. Michael Pineda is finally ready to throw his first official pitches as a Yankee, having missed the last two seasons due to right labrum surgery. He will be taking on the knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in game two today in Toronto. Pineda has lost some of his velocity, but said that his command and slider […]

It’s Tanaka Time! Yankees @ Blue Jays (4/4/14)

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The time is finally here. After all the talking, speculating and hypothesizing, Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound for his MLB debut. The star from Japan makes his first start in Canada for America’s baseball league against a Canadian American baseball league team. Any questions? Tanaka’s best pitch is a splitter that scouts continue to rave […]

Yankees @ Astros (4/3/14)

It’s up to Ivan Nova to avoid an embarrassing sweep at the hands of a 111 loss team. He will be up against Brett Oberholtzer while looking to build upon his impressive 2013 campaign. Nova’s .673 career winning percentage as a starter is the third highest for any pitcher with at least 50 starts, behind […]