Game 52: Bartolo Goes The Distance

Bartolo Colon allows four hits and gets his first complete game since July 5, 2006. Who would have thought that the first complete game shutout of the season would be by Bartolo Colon? He was absolutely dealing as all of his pitches seemed to be working as he was hitting the corners and keeping the [...]

Game 51: Offense Backs CC

CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings allowing only one run to help the Yankees take 1 in this 3-game series after facing Hernandez and Pineda and falling short. Andruw Jones hit a bases-loaded double to clear the bases and Nick Swisher had a solo home run to account for 4 of the 7 runs today. [...]

Game 50: Walk-Off Single In 12

Tonight was another game against a powerful righty. Today was Felix Hernandez and like Pineda yesterday, he did not have his best stuff. The Mariners stretched King Felix for 7 innings on 128 pitches and he gave up 4 runs, much more than we have been able to do in the past 4 encounters with [...]

Game 49: Effective Outs

The first game of the West Coast road trip was a matchup of power arms lacking control. A.J. Burnett and the young righty Michael Pineda each walked 5 in 5. Mark Teixeira accounted for 2 of the 3 hits, including a solo home run in the 1st. A.J. Burnett escaped self-made jams with walks by [...]

The 2 hole in the yankees lineup

Has anyone else noticed how it seems to be very ironic the our 2 hole hitter seems to succeed each yr (specifically Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson)? I mean I am thrilled that Grandy is havin a break out year and i look forward to many more…..but is it Grandy or is it the fact [...]

Game 48: Jones Jacks 2 Off Jays

Andruw Jones got the start because there was a lefty on the mound and he’s being paid to hit when the lefty pitches. This afternoon, he earned his money with two home runs to help the Yankees take the series with the Blue Jays. Mariano Rivera made his 1,000th appearance but it was more notable [...]

Game 47: Pie In NY

Curtis Granderson had a big night going 4 for 5 and driving in the tying run and becoming the winning run. Mark Teixeira was the recipient of the walk-off pie. Russell Martin also hit his 9th home run of the season. CC Sabathia went the complete game and kept the Jays shut down after a [...]

Cali

I can not wait till the Yankees play in California!!!! Although I would prefer to see them in NY, I just hope there are still good seats available.

Game 46: The Unknown Continues To Baffle

Robinson Cano was the producer of the offense as he drove in all 3 runs. As a team, they hit 2 for 15 with RISP. These are inabilities that occur far too often. The Yankees did not have much experience against spot-starter Carlos Villanueva and it was noticeable, as usual since they only got 2 [...]

Game 45: Yanks Take Subway Series on 8-Run 7th

Hitting with runners in scoring position has been one of the biggest flaws in our game this season. The Yankees addressed that in today’s finale of the Subway Series in the Bronx. The Yankees went 5 for 10 with runners in scoring position today and had an 8-run 7th inning without a home run. Prior [...]

Game 44: 4 HRs Mean 0 LOB

The Yankees achieved a feat that they didn’t accomplish since June 19, 2001; they left zero on base. Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, and Russell Martin helped this with the long ball. Granderson & Rodriguez provided solo home runs while Teixeira & Martin hit two-run home runs to account for 6 of the 7 [...]

Game 43: Close Subway Series Opener Goes To NYM

The Mets had the hot bat of Justin Turner as he went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. The home run of Daniel Murphy’s that just landed inside the short porch of right field was the game-winning home run. The lone run of the Yankees came on the solo home run of Mark Teixeira. The [...]

Game 42: Yankees Bats Not Dampened By Rain

The Yankees opened the game quickly with a double by Jeter, a triple by Granderson, and a ground out by Teixeira made it 2-0. With 2 outs, Robinson Cano was hit in the back of the leg by a pitch and that started what ended up being a 5-run 1st inning. The Yankees never looked [...]

Game 41: Marathon Game Goes Yankees Way

Early in a nearly 5-hour game, Bartolo Colon threw 8 shutout innings of 3-hit baseball with 87 pitches. However, he did not factor into the decision as Mariano Rivera gave up the 1-0 lead and the extra innings began. Robinson Cano came through in the 15th inning off of the Orioles last relief pitcher, Mike [...]

Welcome to The Bronx Zoo – 2011 NYY Style

Granderson Blog Picture

Insanity – doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. As the weather is warming up the last three weeks; and players begin to accept their roles….or not, a team begins to develop the swag that will carry them to division glory or create tension and animosity that most fans never [...]

Game 40: 6 Runs End 6-Game Skid

Alex Rodriguez had the hot bat in Tampa as he delivered two solo home runs. David Robertson entered the game with the bases loaded to relieve Ivan Nova and struck out B.J. Upton and Kelly Shoppach in a huge moment of the game. With the 6-game losing streak, Girardi chose to not take any chances [...]

Yankees Need to Focus on the Rule of 5

This is my entry from the weekend after Colon pitched - got lost in the shuffle! What a game from Colon tonight. Two earned runs in six innings – those games we normally win. Garcia has done an admirable job as well philling in. And so Nova had a bad one recently; shake it off because all [...]

Perspective from Saturday Night at the Stadium

Saturday Night at the Stadium

This weekend was an absolute disaster – I get that. It was an incredible opportunity to rise to a challenge, bust out of a slump, and regain the top spot in the AL East – but it was squandered by bad pitching, silent bats, and horrible defense. I sat in right field, 10 rows off [...]

Game 39: 6th Inning Collapse Makes 6 L’s

Curtis Granderson achieved a feat that was only reached by one other, hitting a home run off of David Price as a lefty batter. This and a two-run single by Eduardo Nunez seemed like the oddities that indicated the tides have turned and the five-game losing streak had reached its end. Unfortunately 6 L’s can’t [...]

What’s Gone Wrong?! The Time Bomb was Ticking March 29th

I’m sorry; but when the articles started to appear by Sherman and King about how Posada was accepting his new role I just about wanted to wretch. You’ve got to be kidding! This is a Yankee that has driven himself and his game through competitive motivation – he has used anger, past experience and game [...]