About Ryan Nakada

Yankees fan for most of my life. Has always had a love for baseball, whether it be playing it, watching it, reading about it, or writing about it.

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Game 73: Hughes Solid Through 8

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Cleveland Indians 4 — New York Yankees 6   Phil Hughes threw 8 scoreless en route to a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.   Phil Hughes spread 6 hits over 8 scoreless innings for another start without a home run. Through his 8 scoreless innings, he hardly faced any difficult spots. The most difficult [...]

Game 72: Cano, Kuroda Beat Cleveland

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Cleveland Indians 1 — New York Yankees 7   Robinson Cano continues his hot hitting in tonight’s 7-1 against the Cleveland Indians.   Two runs in each of the first 3 innings provided an easy start for Hiroki Kuroda. The Japanese right-hander went 7 innings with the only run he allowed coming after he had [...]

Game 71: Cano Breaks The Tie

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New York Yankees 6 — New York Mets 5   Robinson Cano broke the tie game and gave the Yankees the 6-5 victory to take the Citi Field part of the Subway Series over the New York Mets.   The Yankees had to deal with the seemingly un-hittable R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. [...]

Game 70: Home Runs Turn The Game Around

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New York Yankees 4 — New York Mets 3   Two big home runs turned the entire game around in tonight’s 4-3 win over the New York Mets.   Ivan Nova’s 5.2 innings was not too bad but some errors put extra pressure on him. An error in the 4th inning by Alex Rodriguez put [...]

Game 69: Five-Run First Does Pettitte In

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New York Yankees 4 — New York Mets 6   Five-run 1st inning was too much to overcome in tonight’s 6-4 loss to the New York Mets.   Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees tonight and he struggled right away. A two-run single and a Nick Swisher-assisted three-run home run made a five-run deficit for [...]

Game 68: Braves Outblast Bombers

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Atlanta Braves 10 — New York Yankees 5   A Yankee Stadium record nine home runs between these two teams made for a 10-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves in today’s game.   In a day where the temperature reached the 90′s, the bats were just as hot. Phil Hughes could not get things going [...]

Game 67: The Streak Ends

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Atlanta Braves 4 — New York Yankees 3   The Yankees had opportunities to continue their winning ways but fell short in tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, ending their winning streak at 10.   A sharp line drive at Mark Teixeira off of the bat of Jason Heyward brought in the game-winning run [...]

Game 66: CC Ks 10 For 10th Straight W

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Atlanta Braves 2 — New York Yankees 6   CC Sabathia goes the whole way in tonight’s 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves for the Yankees 10th straight win.   CC Sabathia surrendered a lead-off triple to Michael Bourn that scored but that was just 1 of 2 runs he would surrender through tonight’s game. [...]

Game 65: Nova Completes the Interleague Dominance

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New York Yankees 4 — Washington Nationals 1   Ivan Nova started this 9-game interleague trip with a win and ended it with a win in today’s 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals, finishing it undefeated.   In 7.2 innings, Ivan Nova spread out 7 hits and contained the Nationals to just one run from [...]

Game 64: Yankees Homerless Win in 14

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New York Yankees 5 — Washington Nationals 3 (14 innings)   Mark Teixeira came through in the 14th inning in today’s 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals, their 8th win in a row.   In today’s marathon of a game, Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees. In his 7 innings of work, he only gave [...]

Game 63: Hughes Goes 6 For Yankees 7th Straight

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New York Yankees 7 — Washington Nationals 2   Phil Hughes went 6 strong innings to get the Yankees their 7th straight win in tonight’s 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals.   In all of the starts by Phil Hughes, he has given up at least one home run. Today was the first start where [...]

Game 62: Granderson’s Blast Completes Sweep

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New York Yankees 3 — Atlanta Braves 2   Curtis Granderson backed up Hiroki Kuroda on route to a win by a score of 3-2 and a sweep of the Atlanta Braves. This was their 6th win in a row.   Hiroki Kuroda went 6 innings of dancing out of danger. He gave up 9 [...]

Game 61: A-Rod Goes Grand in Comeback

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New York Yankees 6 — Atlanta Braves 4   Alex Rodriguez begins the comeback rally in tonight’s 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.   Recently, CC Sabathia can be considered the weakest member of the starting rotation. Despite giving up 4 runs and 10 hits allowed, this outing was not a bad outing. 3 of [...]

Game 60: Nova Rises Yankees To 1st Place Tie

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New York Yankees 3 — Atlanta Braves 0   Ivan Nova went 7 strong in tonight’s 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.   In the 7 innings of work, Nova gave up just 5 singles without allowing a run and walking just 1 while striking out 6. Four relievers combined to finish off the game [...]

Game 59: Russell Muscles the Subway Series Sweep

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New York Mets 4 — New York Yankees 5   Russell Martin hits two big home runs, the second being the game-winning home run in the 5-4 win today over the New York Mets, completing a sweep in the Subway Series.   Andy Pettitte had early struggles in a 36-pitch 2nd inning. Three hits, two [...]

Game 58: Teixeira Turns The Tide

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New York Mets 2 — New York Yankees 4   With the Yankees down by 1, Teixeira puts them ahead for the eventual 4-2 win over the New York Mets.   Phil Hughes was only hurt by the long ball in his 6.1 innings of work. Shortstop Omar Quintanilla took Hughes deep in the 3rd [...]

Game 57: Bomb After Bomb After Bomb

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New York Mets 1 — New York Yankees 9   The Yankees put a pounding on recent no-hit pitcher, Johan Santana, in tonight’s 9-1 over the New York Mets.   Robinson Cano started the offense for the Yankees with a two-run home run off Johan Santana in the 2nd inning. But he wasn’t done starting [...]

Game 56: Defense Slipped in Finale

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Tampa Bay Rays 7 — New York Yankees 3   Some errors loomed large in tonight’s 7-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.   In a battle of left-handed aces, both CC Sabathia and David Price were far from dominant. Despite Sabathia’s 12 strikeouts through his 7 innings of work, he allowed 5 runs, 3 [...]

Game 55: Nova Dominates

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Tampa Bay Rays 1 — New York Yankees 4   Ivan Nova was dominant in tonight’s 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.   Nova went 8 innings into tonight’s game before needing help from the bullpen. After a lead-off single by Desmond Jennings, Nova didn’t allow another hit until a double by Sean Rodriguez [...]

Game 54: Martin Goes Grand

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Tampa Bay Rays 0 — New York Yankees 7   Andy Pettitte continues to impress in tonight’s 7-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.   Andy Pettitte looks like he hasn’t missed a year of baseball as he went 7.1 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. The veteran left-hander looked dominant over the struggling offense of [...]