Game 38: Swept

The Yankees scored in the typical fashion of the long ball with home runs from Andruw Jones and Curtis Granderson but the Red Sox used the home run ball tonight too. Home runs by Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia put the game out of reach. Two feel-good moments took place for those in [...]

Jorge’s Last Stand?

May 2, 1939. A dying Lou Gehrig takes himself out of the lineup because he knows that he is hurting the team. It is one of the most selfless acts in baseball history.Fast foward 72 years to the Yankees clubhouse on May 14, 2011. A slumping Jorge Posada takes himself out of the lineup because [...]

Time for a Line-Up change.

I don’t care what the temp. is, Mike. Granderson is 2nd in The Major Leagues with 12 home runs and leads the (regulars) Yankees in hitting but has only 26 RBI’s. Considering he’s usually batting 2nd in the line-up behind Jetes does this say anythings about The Captain? I think its time to make a [...]

Game 37: Nothing Working For Yankees

Everything appeared to go wrong for the Yankees tonight. CC Sabathia didn’t have his best stuff as he went 6.2 innings and gave up 6 runs. Beckett on the other hand, was absolutely dominant against the Yankees yet again. He struck out 9 Yankees over 6 innings without allowing a run. The Yankees only managed [...]

Game 36: Youkilis Makes The Difference

Bartolo Colon pitched 6 effective innings but is tagged with the loss tonight as he started a three-game series with the rival Boston Red Sox. In the end, the two-run home run surrendered by Joba Chamberlain to Kevin Youkilis in the 7th proved to be the difference. Russell Martin continued flexing his muscles amidst his [...]

Yanks v. Sox Pitching Matchups

Tonight RHP Bartolo Colon (2-1, 3.86) vs. RHP Clay Buchholz (3-3, 4.19) 7:05 p.m., YES Network, MLB Network Saturday LHP CC Sabathia (3-2, 2.89) vs. RHP Josh Beckett (2-1, 1.99) 7:10 p.m., FOX Sunday RHP Freddy Garcia (2-2, 2.61) vs. LHP Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96) 8:05pm, ESPN

Game 35: Simply Ugly

Ivan Nova struggled right from the beginning of the game. He allowed a total of 8 runs but only 4 were earned. 2 errors on a potential double play by Robinson Cano and pickoff attempt by Francisco Cervelli in what was a very long 2nd inning with 6 runs scoring. The Yankees attempted a rally [...]

Can Someone Turn Up the Heat?

It’s 9:00 PM and I’m sitting at home; warm and snug with the heat on 72. What’s killing me is knowing that I’ve never had the heat on in the middle of May! Why that’s a free month; you know, the one where you open all the windows; let the fresh air come in and [...]

Missed opportunities doom Yankees

At first glance, it would be easy to point the finger at Joe Girardi for using David Robertson instead of Joba Chamberlain in the 8th inning of last nights loss to the Kansas City Royals. However, the real blame has to go to the lack of hitting with RISP. The Yankees were 2-16 with RISP [...]

Game 34: Efforts Fall Short

A.J. Burnett pitched 7 innings allowing only one hit, but it was a home run and he did walk 5. Congratulations to Eric Hosmer on his first career home run (players seem to love doing that kind of thing in NY spotlight huh?) The offense was not able to come through when it counted. The [...]

The Captain Come to Life

The reports of his demise have been greatly exagerated. First, there have been complaints for years about Derek Jeter’s range at shortstop. Many have crie dfor him to be shifted to the outfield. Eduardo Nunez is supposed to be the heir apparent, but struggled mightily in the field when he started in Detroit to give [...]

The Last Days of Great Yankee

Jorge Posada is playing his last year with the New York Yankees. When he is finished, he will rank right among the very best Yankee catchers. Compare his career stats to those of Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey. Posada: .273 avg 1598 hits 267 hrs and 1035 rbis. Berra: .285 avg 358 hrs and 1430 [...]

Game 33: The Melkman Returns In Losing Effort

The fan favorite, and a personal favorite of mine, Melky Cabrera, returned tonight with the visiting Kansas City Royals. He made the most of his return with a no-doubt home run to centerfield to provide the only offense for the Royals. Freddy Garcia appeared shaky in the first inning but settled down and effectively went [...]

Pitching Matchups vs. Kansas City Royals

Tonight RHP Freddy Garcia (1-2, 2.88) vs. RHP Kyle Davies (1-4, 7.32) 7:05 p.m., YES Network Wednesday RHP A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.71) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (4-1, 3.59) 7:05 p.m., YES Network Thursday RHP Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.08) vs. RHP Sean O’Sullivan (1-2, 3.41) 7:05 p.m., YES Network / MLB Network

Soriano: Good News

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  Rafael Soriano hasn’t surrendered a run in four straight relief appearances. It might not sound like much, but Soriano began the season in an awful rut and now appears to be climbing out. His ERA was 9.53 on April 16 and now sits at a more comfortable 5.79. He also has nine holds on [...]

Fading Star

Fading Star

  To watch any player day in and day out, it’s hard to fully appreciate their contribution to the team as the season progresses. As fans, we’re often more vocal for the player that’s not pulling their weight than we are for the players that are producing at or above expectations. For the past 16 [...]

Game 32: Offense Goes Off For CC

Derek Jeter went 4 for 6 with 2 home runs. Curtis Granderson went 3 for 4 with a home run. Mark Teixeira got 2 hits, including a two-run home run. None of these blasts were as big as the grand slam by catcher Francisco Cervelli. The 5 home runs supported a grinding effort by CC [...]

The Reason Why the 2011 Yankees Will Contend: The Best Diamond in Baseball

The Best Diamond In Baseball

When you start to reflect on the season to this point; you have to start wondering how the Yankees are managing to hang in there and still lead the East. Our batting average as a team is pathetic; our baserunning is almost on par with a 9 year old Little League team and our bull [...]

Game 31: Young Splits Series

Bartolo Colon finally has his poor outing as he surrenders two home runs in hitter-friendly Rangers Stadium to the powerful lineup of the Texas Rangers. The Yankees lineup rallied to come from 5-0 to tie it, highlighted by a 3-run triple by Robinson Cano. Unfortunately, the left arms of Arthur Rhodes and Darren Oliver and [...]

Game 30: Nova Like A Star

The fastball and curveball of Ivan Nova helped him pitch a new career-high of 7.1 innings as he held the Texas lineup down, literally. 16 of the 19 outs were on the ground spread throughout the infield. Ironic that the last time the Yankees faced Texas pitcher Matt Harrison, he got them to hit into [...]