Preview: Yankees at Rangers (7/29/14)


Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.45 ERA) brings his unbeaten pinstripes record to Texas to face Nick Martinez (1-6, 4.73 ERA). Since coming to the Yanks on July 6, McCarthy has been a staple in the reconstructed Yankees rotation. “It’s a nice feeling,” McCarthy said. “It’s the opposite of how I felt earlier this year, where I was a burden on […]

Previews: Yankees at Rangers (7/28/14)

David Phelps

David Phelps (5-4, 3.77 ERA) vs Yu Darvish (9-6, 2.92 ERA) take two, this time in Texas. Phelps pitched just five innings his last time out due to rain causing the game to be called. He allowed one run on five hits and is now unbeaten in his last eight starts. Darvish is still in […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/27/14)


The Yankees 10 game home stand comes to a close with Shane Greene (2-1, 2.79 ERA) on the mound against J.A Happ (8-5, 4.55 ERA). Greene has given the Yankees a boost in his first three big league starts. He took his first career loss last time out, committing three errors and allowing four runs […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/26/14)


Newly acquired Chris Capuano (1-1, 4.55 ERA) makes his first start in pinstripes against Drew Hutchison (6-8, 4.54 ERA) and the Jays. The Yankees acquired Capuano from the Rockies on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations and threw him right into the rotation. He was 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four Minor League starts with Colorado. […]

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (7/25/14)


The Blue Jays come to town for a three game set in an AL East showdown. Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.88 ERA) and Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.86 ERA) get the ball first. Kuroda’s last three outings have been sharp. He held opponents to a 2.79 ERA and .188 batting average in that span. He defeated the […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rangers (7/24/14)


The series with Texas comes to a close with Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 1.42 ERA) taking on Colby Lewis (6-7, 6.37 ERA) in a weekday matinee. McCarthy’s home debut in the Bronx was a success. He threw six innings of one run ball allowing six hits, no walks and an impressive nine Ks, the most since April with Arizona. “It’s […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rangers (7/23/14)

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David Phelps (4-4, 3.87 ERA) will go up against The Yu Darvish (9-5, 2.88 ERA) in the third game against Texas. Phelps started his second half strong, throwing 98 pitches through 6 1/3 innings to hold the Reds to three runs on six hits. He tied his season high seven Ks and hasn’t pitched fewer than six […]

About Girardi’s Decision to Leave Shane Greene in Last Night


To use the oft-quoted opening lines from Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Greene’s age of wisdom came with his five and two thirds innings of one-run baseball through his first twenty-two batters faced, and he looked pretty foolish as he made three errors […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rangers (7/22/14)


Chase Whitley (4-3, 5.10 ERA) and Nick Martinez (1-6. 5.10 ERA) go for game two in the Bronx. In three July starts, Whitley hasn’t made it past the fourth inning in three of them. He struggled against the Orioles in his last outing, throwing 68 pitches over just 3 2/3 innings giving up three runs. “It’s an […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rangers (7/21/14)


The Rangers come to town with Mike Mikolas (0-2, 10.05 ERA) taking on Shane Greene (2-0, 1.32 ERA) in the first game of four. Greene’s second Major League start was a good one, throwing 7 1/3 scoreless innings against Baltimore for his second win. He held the O’s to just four hits to his two […]

Scouting Report on Shane Greene


With 80% of the Bombers’ Opening Day rotation now on the disabled list, Brian Cashman has had to get creative in finding arms to surround last man standing Hiroki Kuroda. His most recent addition is rookie Shane Greene, a guy who came up for one forgotten relief appearance in April and has even less name recognition […]

Preview: Yankees vs Reds (7/18/14)

David Phelps

The Yankees start the second half of the season against the Reds. David Phelps (3-4, 3.94 ERA) will kick things off against Mike Leake (7-7, 3.54 ERA). Phelps last time out, he allowed two earned runs in six innings to bring his ERA down to 3.94. He will be fresh when he goes, having last pitched eight […]

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (7/13/14)


Chase Whitley (4-2, 4.94 ERA) gets the last start of the first half against Kevin Gausman (3-2, 3.51 ERA) in the rubber match against the O’s. The battered and bruised Yankee rotation has thrust Whitley back into the job. He only lasted three innings his last time out against the Twins, giving up eight hits […]

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (7/12/14)


Shane Green (1-0, 2.84 ERA) goes for his second Major League win against Chris Tillman (7-4, 4.11 ERA) and the O’s. Greene earned his second big league start after six strong innings of two run ball on Monday in Cleveland. He relyed heavily on his sinker to produce ground balls. “It was a little bit of a […]

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (7/11/14)


The last man standing from the opening day rotation, Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.20 ERA) goes up against Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.22 ERA) in a critical match up against the O’s. Kuroda has faced Baltimore twice so far this season, pitching well both times. He defeated them on April 7th in New York and took a […]

Preview: Yankees at Indians (7/9/14)


Brandon McCarthy makes his first start for the Yankees since being traded from Arizon for Vidal Nuno. Josh Tomlin (4-6, 4.11 ERA) will be on the hill for the Tribe. McCarthy won his last two starts for the DBacks, allowing a combined three runs in 12 2/3 innings. He has spent the majority of his nine year Major […]

Preview: Yankees at Indians (7/8/14)

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It’s Tanaka Tuesday in Cleveland. Masahiro Tanaka (12-3, 2.27 ERA) and Trevor Bauer (2-4, 4.42 ERA) face off in game two of four. Tanaka might have gotten his 12th win on Thursday, but it was the first time in his 17 outings that he didn’t earn a quality start. He also gave up a career high nine hits. “He probably […]

Preview: Yankees at Indians (7/7/14)

Shane Greene (Photo: milb)

Shane Greene will open the series against the Tribe in place of Vidal Nuno, who was sent to Arizona over the weekend. He will be taking on Justin Masterson (4-5, 5.16 ERA). Greene made his Major League debut on April 24 against the Red Sox, allowing three unearned runs in one third of an inning. […]

Preview: Yankees at Twins (7/6/14)


Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 4.08 ERA) takes on Ricky Nolasco (5-6, 5.49 ERA) in the last game of the Twins’ series. Kuroda’s last start against the Rays, he held them to two runs over eight innings, but the good old offense didn’t show up for him causing him to take a loss, shock. “Especially today, we were […]

Preview: Yankees at Twins (7/5/14)

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David Phelps (3-4, 4.26 ERA) looks to make it three in the row for the Yanks against Yohan Pino (0-2, 6.32 ERA) and the Twins. Phelps pitched well in his last outing against the Rays. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings taking a no decision. He has gone 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA […]