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 [...]

Pitchers Near Perfect

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The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The [...]

Closer Look at Dandy Andy

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Andy Pettitte’s performance last night turned back the clock. For a span of about three hours, I felt as if I was 14 years old again. Number 46 dealing on the mound, pitching in a game against a division rival with first place on the line. Pettitte went 7.1 innings, giving up two hits, walking [...]

No Support for Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda's lack of run support has followed him from LA to NY.

When Hiroki Kuroda came to the Yankees in the offseason, many thought he would win at least 15 games now that he was coming to a team with a potent offense. As a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kuroda received very limited run support. In four yeas in LA, Kuroda was just 41-46 with [...]

Bats, Arms Can’t Find Rhythm

Both the pitching and offense haven't been able to get on the same page.

Coming into this year, the Yankees seemed to be one of the deepest teams in baseball. They had more arms than spots to put them, and a seasoned bench backing up future hall of famers. For the past two years, New York cracked the 850 runs scored mark, the only team to do so. Last [...]

CC Solid as a Rock

Sabathia has been almost automatic for New York.

Carsten Charles Sabathia is intimidating. He’s a stopper. He’s a horse. He’s an ace. In my opinion, he’s one of the best free agent signings in Yankees history. The Yankees desperately needed a win last night. With a Lonogoria-less Rays team, New York faced losing two out of three at home to their division rival. [...]

For Yankees, No Place Like Home

Since 2009, the Yankees have played some of their best baseball at home.

  After a split in a four game series on the road against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees will come home and begin a six game homestand, starting with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. So far this season, the Yanks have been somewhat disappointing. With inconsistent pitching and slumping stars, New York [...]

Yankees Game 21 Lineup: 04/29/12

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C.C. Sabathia is on the mound today in the rubber-match against the Tigers. Sabathia is 15-12 with a 4.52 ERA in 32 career starts against Detroit. Right-hander Max Scherzer (1-2, 8.24 ERA) is on the mound for Detroit. New York Yankees (11-9) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Mark [...]

Three Keys to a Three-Game Series

  With the ALDS tied at one game apiece, it is a best of three series (with Detroit holding home field advantage) to determine who advances to the League Championship Series.  Taking into account the first two games, here are three keys to the rest of the series: 1.  Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira Robinson [...]

Tale of Two Weekends

Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in 2011 vs Boston.

  On one hand, the Yankees were a rare Mariano Rivera mishap from taking two-of-three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  On the other hand the Yankees’ ace was blasted yet again by the Red Sox and their closer blew a crucial save to the team they are chasing the division.  A tale of [...]

Behind Enemy Lines: Yankees at Fenway Park

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  This weekend’s series between the Yankees and Red Sox—the two best teams in the American League—does not have a whole lot of playoff implications but should have great meaning to both teams; especially the Yankees who are 1-8 against Boston this season.  Here are a few things to look for this weekend at Fenway. [...]

Yankees rebound after two tough losses

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After a disappointing loss Sunday to the Mets, the Yankees dropped another tough one Monday in Cleveland.  Through 6 innings AJ Burnett was throwing his best game of the season, with just a notch over 80 pitches entering the 7th.  An odd pop-up down the third base line that looked to be Brett Gardner’s ball [...]

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 56: CC Dominates

Robinson Cano & Alex Rodriguez provided the run support via the long ball. Cano scored the first run on a solo home run that Angels rightfielder put an all-out effort as he actually went over the short wall. Alex Rodriguez broke the tie with a no doubt, two-run home run. CC Sabathia escaped a few [...]

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. [...]