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)

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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 […]

Preview: Yankees at Twins (7/4/14)


The Yankees put the breaks on a five game losing streak to kick off the series in Minnesota. Now Chase Whitley (3-2, 4.70 ERA) will get the ball in game two against Kyle Gibson (7-6, 3.77 ERA). Whitley’s first five starts were solid, giving the crumbling Yankees rotation a glimmer of hope, but the last […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (7/2/14)

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It’s up to Vidal Nuno (2-4, 5.42 ERA) to avoid the sweep at the hands of Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.14 ERA) and the Rays. Nuno will look to improve off his last start. He threw 5 2/3 innings of scoreless two hit ball in a win against the rival Red Sox. It was his first career win […]

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (6/30/14)

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The AL East gauntlet continues with David Phelps (3-4, 4.35 ERA) taking on Chris Archer (4-5, 3.29 ERA) and the last place Rays. Phelps was coming off back to back wins when he took on the Blue Jays his last time out. He would not get his third in a row as he was tagged […]

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (6/29/14)


Chase Whitley (3-1, 4.07 ERA) gets the rubber match against John Lackey (8-5, 3.45 ERA) and the Sox. Whitley struggled his last time out against the Blue Jays. In his shortest outing of the year, he went 3 1/3 innings allowing 11 hits and eight earned runs in the loss. “You’re not going to have […]

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (6/28/14)


Masahiro Tanaka (11-2, 2.11 ERA) will take on the rival Red Sox in the Bronx with Jon Lester (8-7, 3.14 ERA) going for Boston. Tanaka took only his second loss of the year against Baltimore in his last start. He allowed six hits and three earned runs over seven innings but the bull pen didn’t reward his hard […]

Preview: Yankees vs Red Sox (6/27/14)

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Vidal Nuno (1-4, 5.88 ERA) gets the honors of kicking off the series with the rival Red Sox taking on Brandon Workman (1-0, 2.88 ERA). Nuno hasn’t won since May 7th, is on a two game losing streak. His last outing against Baltimore he went 6 1/3 innings allowing four earned runs on six hits, with two […]