Interleague Equals Success for Yankees

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  With Interleague play scheduled to start tomorrow around the MLB, it’s important to take notice of the impact on baseball ever since its inception in 1997. It allows territorial rivalries to be formed that ordinarily wouldn’t be created. Next year there will be a change, as the Houston Astros will  move to the American [...]

Series Preview: Rays @ Yankees

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After a much-needed travel day off, the Yankees will return to the Bronx for a six-game home-stand, which begins with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. When they opened up the 2012 season in Tampa Bay, the outcome wasn’t favorable for the Yankees. They were swept away in that initial three-game series and [...]

Could Things Get Any Worse?

Legendary closer, Mariano Rivera, may be forced to miss the season with a torn ACL. Life without Mo won't be easy, but the Yanks will have to move on and find ways to win.

In an odd turn of events last night, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL while shagging balls in the outfield during the batting practice session prior to the matchup with the Kansas City Royals. Catching fly balls has been part of Rivera’s daily routine throughout his career and ironically enough, it may be [...]

Yankees Top Two Turning it Around

Joe Girardi will rely heavily on C.C. Sabathia an Hiroki Kuroda this season as the Yankees are challenged with establishing the rest of their starting rotation

With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the starting rotation in New York through the first month of regular season play, it seems as though the top two starters, C.C. Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda, have at least turned it around with solid performances in their most recent starts, providing back-to-back wins for the team. Last night, [...]

Pineda on Pause, Pettitte to the Rescue

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They say you can never have too much pitching. In March when the Yankees announced Andy Pettitte would be coming out of retirement, many thought he would be a luxury. With the acquisitions of Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda, and the resigning of Freddy Garcia in the offseason, the Yankees seemed to have too many [...]

No Mo: Behind Big Bats and a Strong Bullpen, Yanks Have Had Little Need for Rivera

Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera, hasn't spent much time on the mound so far in 2012

With seven of their 12 wins this season coming by four runs or more, the Yankees haven’t needed to call on closer Mariano Rivera too often to this point. Rivera has only appeared in eight of the first 21 games, for a total of 7.1 innings on the mound. Five of those were save situations, [...]

Phelps To Rotation, Garcia To Bullpen

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Right-hander David Phelps has been promoted to the starting rotation after Freddy Garcia was demoted to the bullpen. Phelps is expected to start this Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, reports Jack Curry of YES Network. In 17.2 inning of long relief, Phelps has a 3.57 ERA with 12 hits and 14 strikeouts. Freddy Garcia [...]

Yankees Game 20 Lineup: 04/28/12

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Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is on the mound this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers. Garcia IS still looking for his first win of the season. Derek Jeter is today’s designated hitter. Left-hander Drew Smyly (0-1, 16.20 ERA) is on the mound for the Tigers. New York Yankees (11-8) Derek Jeter DH Nick Swisher RF Robinson [...]

Slow Starters

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After acquiring Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda in the offseason, the New York Yankees strong-point looked to be their starting rotation heading into 2012. But since losing Pineda for the season during spring training due to a shoulder injury on top of the struggles by the other starters on the mound, that rotation seems to [...]

Yankees Game 15 Lineup: 04/21/12

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Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is on the mound for the Yankees today in game two of a three-game set against the Red Sox. Garcia is still looking for his first win of the season. The Yankees are back to wearing their traditional road grey uniforms after wearing throwback uniforms from 1912 to commemorate the 100th [...]

Yankees Game 10 Lineup: 04/16/12

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The Twins and Yankees begin a four-game series tonight at Yankee Stadium. Right-hander Freddy Garcia will be making his second start of the season. Former Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano will get the start for the Twins. New York Yankees (5-4) Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Mark Teixeira 1B [...]