Pettitte Leaves With Leg Injury

Andy Pettitte left Wednesday's game with a leg injury.

Andy Pettitte left Wednesday’s game in the 5th inning after taking a line drive off the bat of Casey Kotchman to the left ankle. Pettitte went down instantly, though managed to convince Joe Girardi and the training staff to let him remain in the game. After a few warm-up pitches, Pettitte threw just one pitch [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell Shines as Scranton Wins

D.J. Mitchell turned in another fine start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pulled off a 3-1 victory last night because of a strong pitching performance by D.J. Mitchell, who threw seven innings of one-run baseball. Mitchell allowed just five hits on the day while striking out six. Despite this, he didn’t factor into the decision, as the Yankees would break a 1-1 [...]

DJ 4K?

Jeter hits number 3,000 against David Price last year.

Derek Jeter has done just about everything there is to do in professional Baseball. Win the World Series (five times), win World Series MVP (2000), win Gold Gloves (five-time winner), make the all-star team (soon to be 13 times). He’s even collected 3,000 career hits, joining an elite club. When it is all said and [...]

Kuroda in Cruise Control

Hiroki Kuroda has been on quite the roll lately, finally finding some consistency on the mound

  Perhaps it was the nerves of transitioning to a new team that got the best of him in the beginning of the year. Or maybe it was just the pressure of playing baseball in the big apple that took some time for him to adjust to. Whatever the case may be, Hiroki Kuroda seems [...]

Swisher Starting to Sizzle

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With last week’s heatwave in the New York City area, Nick Swisher’s play started to warm up as well. Swisher is 13-for-31 (.419) with two home runs and eight RBIs in his last nine games – he picked up career hit 1,000 on saturday against the Mets. He’s picking a good time to get things [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Four Combine for Scranton’s Shutout

Adam Warren and three relievers pitched a combined shutout against Indianapolis

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren started for Scranton, tossing five shutout innings before being pulled. He ultimately would combine with Chase Whitley, Juan Cedeno, and Ryota Igarashi to shut out Indianapolis 4-0. Warren had allowed just five hits and a walk on the day. The win brought Warren’s record on the season to 5-5. [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz’s Great Performance Wasted

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz turned in seven innings of one-run ball, but saw a great effort wasted as the Yankees couldn’t put anything together offensively. Ortiz allowed just five hits and struck out seven. Justin Thomas took the loss when he allowed three runs on four hits in just two-thirds of an inning. Ronnier [...]

Yankees Game 69 Lineup: 06/22/12

Andy Pettitte is really warming up and he gets the start in tonight's series opener with the Mets at Citi Field.

The Yankees had an off day yesterday and return to baseball today with a trip across the city for another for another weekend Subway Series against the Mets. The Yankees enter the series coming off of a two-game losing streak, their first since the end of May. They swept the Mets last time when they [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Mitchell, Miller Chased Early

D.J. Mitchell got shelled in Louisville last night (Photo Credit: Adam and Daniel Parker on Flickr)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre D.J. Mitchell lasted just two innings last night, getting torched for six runs on seven hits and three walks as the Yankees fell to Louisville 11-6. The loss dropped Mitchell to 5-4 on the season. Things didn’t get much better for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Mitchell left, as both Mike O’Connor and Manny Delcarmen got [...]

A-Rod will be A-ok

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Alex Rodriguez has been a mainstay in the middle of the lineup for his entire career, lengthening orders and delivering fatal blows to opposing teams. From his days in Seattle to his days in the Bronx, A-Rod has been the model of consistency. You could pencil him in for at least 30 home runs and [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Betances Walks Seven in Loss

Dellin Betances' season-long struggles continued last night (Photo Credit: 500px.com)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up [...]

Cano No Help This Year

Despite decent offensive numbers, Robinson Cano's misleading stats haven't been to beneficial to the Yankees so far this season.

Compared to the last few seasons where the Yankees have become accustomed to the consistent production from the bat of Robinson Cano, there hasn’t been too much of the same on display this season. His .299 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBIs that pad his stats this year are a bit misleading, because [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy’s Bat Powers Tampa

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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton couldn’t get going offensively, managing just four hits in a 4-2 loss to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. In fact, only Ronnier Mustelier was able to cobble together an extra-base hit. The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-7 on the evening and leaving seven on base. Adam [...]

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Could Dellin Betances be on his way to the bullpen full-time? (Photo Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily)

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Tracy K’s Five in Tampa Victory

Matt Tracy might be the best starting pitcher in the New York Yankees minor league system right now.

A quick note before we go any further: Today marked the Opening Day of short-season ball. I’ll do the best I can to keep up with it and include Staten Island in the wrap-ups (likely on nights where one or more of the other affiliates are off). However, I’m not going to try and cover [...]

Yanks Streaking, Host Braves

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When CC Sabathia takes the mound tonight against the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees will have a chance to do something they haven’t done in seven years – have a 10-game winning streak. That streak came in May of ’05, as Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez are the only mainstays from that team. If Interleague play [...]

Yogi Berra: An Unconventional Legend

Yogi Berra is the most unforgettable, unconventional, legendary catcher in Yankee and baseball history

  His husky build on top of his short, 5’ 7” stature, didn’t make for the most athletic frame. And his unorthodox style of play cast a constant shadow of doubt that he could ever make it as a professional ballplayer. But what he lacked in size and support, he made up for with his [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Ortiz Phenomenal in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Victory

Ryan Pope started for Trenton and combined with three other pitchers to shut out the Harrisburg Senators (Photo Credit: The Times-Tribune)

  AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz pitched another great game for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today, earning his sixth win of the season. The veteran righty tossed 7.2 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Offensively, the Yankees jumped on the Syracuse Chiefs right away, as eight men hit in the first inning while they scored three [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Trenton Explodes for 19 Runs in Win

Jose Pirela hitting his third home run of the season on Saturday Night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]

Segedin Starting in Center for FSL All-Star Game

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A natural third baseman, Tampa outfielder Rob Segedin worked to make the conversion towards becoming a regular right fielder this past off-season. Tonight, he will learn another new position, this time on the fly as he starts in center field for the North Division in the Florida State League All-Star Game. He has never played [...]