Crossroad – What is Best for Derek Jeter and His Legacy

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As the Yankees move to 9 – 3 over the last two weeks; there are a few statistics to point out. First – Curtis now leads the American League in runs scored. This is a stat that has no equal. The game is about scoring runs and powering out the opposition. Second – the Yankees [...]

Martin leads Yankees to another series win

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Shaun Marcum came into tonight’s game sporting a career ERA of 6.55 in 44 innings pitched versus the Yankees, but managed to hold the them to just one hit over the first three innings.  In the fourth inning however, the Yankees and Russell Martin broke out in a big way. Before Martin came to the [...]

Odd First Inning and Red-hot Swisher lead Yanks over Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers are visiting Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1997, when they were still a part of the American League.  An eventful first inning and red-hot Nick Swisher ruined their return visit. The bottom of the first inning featured a hit-batter, misplayed fly ball that was turned into a triple, fielder’s choice, [...]

Yankees not rushing Jeter back

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Derek Jeter was working out in Tampa over the weekend while the Yankees were taking two-out-of-three from the Colorado Rockies at The Stadium.  All reports out of Tampa are positive, but if it were up to Jeter, he’d “be playing now …”.  The Yankees do not seem to be in any rush to get Jeter [...]

Game 76: Young Nunez’s Big Hit On Old Timer’s Day

Home runs were the talk of the day. Nick Swisher started the Yankees comeback from 3-0 with a 2-run home run. Jorge Posada followed with a home run of his own to go back-to-back with the Yankees right fielder. Eduardo Nunez came through with the big single though to give the Yankees the lead. Mark [...]

Game 75: CC’s 1st to 10

With each month that passed, CC Sabathia record improved. This improvement through the season led him to becoming the 1st pitcher in the majors to get to 10 wins. Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson continue their hot swinging as they contributed 4 runs to support the big lefty. Mark Teixeira also hit a 2-run home [...]

Game 74: Giambino Back With A Bang

In a projected pitching duel of consistently inconsistent starters this season, Ubaldo Jimenez outdueled A.J. Burnett. Jimenez managed to keep the ball in the ballpark as well as around the strike zone. A.J. Burnett didn’t do either of those things. Burnett walked 5 over 5.1 innings. He also surrendered 2 home runs and 1 was [...]

Game 73: Heisey Goes Three Deep

Chris Heisey started the 2nd game of the doubleheader with a bang as he hit a leadoff home run for the Reds. The long ball became a common occurrence in tonight’s game. Unfortunately for the Yankees, it occurred 2 more times for Heisey. The Reds outfielder became the first player to hit 3 home runs [...]

The Leadoff Situation

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Joe Girardi has stated that Derek Jeter will return to the leadoff spot when he comes off the disabled-list on June 29th (which is when he is eligible to return).  This faith in Jeter, while predictable, can be questioned: (Note: all stats are through game 1 of Wednesday’s double-header vs. CIN). Argument for Gardner:  Coming out [...]

Game 72: Posada’s Blast Breaks Tie

In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Ramiro Pena started so that Alex Rodriguez can play in the 2nd game. Jorge Posada played 1B in the 1st game so that Mark Teixeira could play in the 2nd game as well. Both players made an impact on the afternoon game. Ramiro Pena’s impact was errors, 3 [...]

Yanks and Reds play two tomorrow

Cancellation of Tuesday night’s game means the Yankees will play a day-night double header Wednesday.  The Yankees will count on Freddy Garcia and Brian Gordon tomorrow against Cincinnati. Freddy Garcia pitched well enough to win last time out but has struggled over the past month.  He will be facing a more powerful lineup tomorrow than [...]

Game 71: Nova Wins In Cincy

The Yankees started the game by giving Nova a 4-0 lead. He gave up 1 run in the 1st but that was all of the offense until the 9th. The bullpen is still being sorted out as a 5-1 lead was handed to Luis Ayala and Boone Logan in the 9th. Unfortunately neither of them [...]

Assessing CC

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CC Sabathia is undoubtedly the Yankees best starting pitcher.  Barring any do-or-die regular season scenarios or injury, CC will open the first game of the Yankees’ playoff run (if they make it) and they will need him if they want to win another World Series.  He is the Yankees’ unanimous ace; but is he pitching [...]

Game 70: Swisher’s Smash Takes Series

With the game tied at 4 in the 8th, the Yankees needed 1 run to get the lead and they had 2 runners on base with Nick Swisher at the plate. The rookie Chris Carpenter pitched in such a big situation because of injuries and an overused reliever. Swisher took advantage of the situation and [...]

Game 69: Key Collision

In the bottom of the 6th, the Cubs lined into a double play including a play at the plate involving former Rays 1st baseman Carlos Pena and catcher Russell Martin. Martin successfully held onto the ball despite Pena’s best efforts as he kept the Yankees slim one-run lead.  (Click Image to see hit) Later, a [...]

Game 68: Cubbies Take Game 1

The Yankees could not solve the slow pitches of veteran Doug Davis as they returned to Wrigley Field for the second part of interleague this season. The Cubs did figure out Freddy Garcia, mainly young star Starlin Castro. The young shortstop hit 2 doubles and scored 2 of the 3 runs to support Davis. The [...]

Game 67: Sweep With Pie

It took the Yankees 12, but Brett Gardner came through to get the walk-off win to complete the sweep of the AL Champion Texas Rangers. Brian Gordon made his Yankees debut in today’s afternoon game and pitched well. He went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 runs over 7 hits. Gardner entered the game in the [...]

Next stop— Wrigley Field

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Tomorrow afternoon, the Yankees and their fans get to experience the long, and often criticized tradition of Friday matinée baseball at Wrigley Field.  Weekend match-ups such as this validate interleague play because two of the most iconic franchises in Major League Baseball will play in the second oldest ballpark in the country.  Despite all the [...]

Meet Brian Gordon: Today’s Starting Pitcher

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Jun 16, 2011 – When is a 32-year-old triple-A lifer a pitching prospect, sorta? When he’s been a pitcher for only four full seasons, and has knockout numbers. Which describes Brian Gordon, who’s going to fill Bartolo Colon’s old slot in the New York Yankees’ rotation, Thursday afternoon against the Texas Rangers. Fourteen years ago, [...]

Game 66: Infield Goes Deep

1B: Mark Teixeira hit 2 2-Run Home Runs (21 to tie with Granderson/Bautista) and they were from both sides of the plate. 2B: Robinson Cano hit a 3-run Home Run. SS: Eduardo Nunez (Happy Birthday to him) hit a Solo Home Run. 3B: Ramiro Pena hit a Solo Home Run. I don’t know how often [...]