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 [...]

Yankees Game 65 Lineup: 06/17/12

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The Yankees look to sweep the Nationals this afternoon, as they send right-hander Ivan Nova to the hill. In his last outing against the Braves, Nova went 7 innings, struck out 10 and walked one for his 8th win of the season. As expected, Nick Swisher is not in today’s lineup. Swisher has a bone [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Game 60 Lineup: 06/11/12

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Right-hander Ivan Nova is on the hill for the Yankees tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. In his last outing vs. the Rays, Nova gave up one run on four hits in eight innings in perhaps his strongest outing of the season. The Yankees are 9-2 when he takes [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Game 55 Lineup: 06/06/12

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The Yankees will send right-hander Ivan Nova to the mound tonight. Nova is 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA in his last three starts. The Yankees are a half game out of first place and could move to the top of the division with a win tonight (and a Baltimore loss). Alex Rodriguez is tonight’s DH. [...]

Changes to come in the AL East

Captain Derek Jeter will look to lead the rest of the lineup past the Rays in an attempt to turn the tides and take the top spot in the AL East

  With some key division match-ups set to take place this week between AL East teams, it may be a chance for the Yankees to either move up the ranks and get back on top with a few wins, or get pushed further down if they suffer any losses. The Yankees just wrapped up their [...]

Yankees Game 50 Lineup: 05/30/12

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Ivan Nova toes the rubber in the series finale against the Angels tonight. In his last start vs. the Athletics, Nova went 7 innings and only gave up 3 runs, two of which were via the long-ball. Eric Chavez is tonight’s DH. After tonight’s game, the Yankees will head to Detroit to take on the [...]

Yankees Game 45 Lineup: 05/25/12

Ivan Nova starts for the Yankees tonight and he'll attempt to end his month of May on a good note

On the road again, the Yankees travel for a stint in the West coast, beginning with a three-game set against the Oakland A’s. The Yankee offense picked it up slightly in their last game against the Royals, but it seems like they still don’t have any offensive consistency this season. Still seeking a win-streak longer [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Game 41 Lineup: 05/20/12

C.C. Sabathia has been the most reliable pitcher for the Yankees this year and they'll turn to him again today for a victory

Despite recording a career-high, 12 strikeouts, in his start yesterday, Ivan Nova didn’t  have enough to keep the Reds off the scoreboard and the Yankees lost 6-5. In order to take the first inter-league series of the season, the Yankees will turn to C.C. Sabathia this afternoon, in hopes of a game three victory. Sabathia [...]

Yankees Game 40 Lineup: 05/19/12

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Andy Pettitte pulled the Yankees out of their three-game losing streak by putting on a lights-out performance on the mound last night, by giving the club eight shutout innings as they went on to win 4-0 over the Reds. Ivan Nova gets the start this afternoon in pinstripes. In his last start, Nova suffered a [...]

Nova Hopeful For Next Start

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  via MLB.com Ivan Nova said that his sprained right ankle improved overnight and the Yankees right-hander is hopeful that he will be able to make his next turn in the rotation. Nova, who twisted his ankle fielding a Wilson Betemit grounder in Monday’s 8-5 Yankees win over the Orioles, is scheduled to pitch on [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Game 35 Lineup: 05/14/12

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The New York Yankees are in Baltimore for a two-game set against the first-place Orioles. Ivan Nova is on the mound for the Bombers tonight. This will be Nova’s seventh start of the season. Alex Rodriguez is back at DH. Eric Chavez is at third. Right-hander Jason Hammel (4-1, 2.09 ERA) is on the mound [...]

Yankees Game 29 Lineup: 05/08/12

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Right-hander Ivan Nova will take the mound for New York tonight as they face the Tampa Bay Rays. This will be the first time in month’s that he’ll be looking to rebound from a loss. Nova’s 15-game winning streak came to an end last week against the Orioles. It was his first loss since last [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Game 24 Lineup: 05/02/12

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Ivan Nova takes the hill for the Yankees tonight in the rubber-match against the Orioles. Nova is looking for his forth win of the season and his 16 consecutive. The right-hander hasn’t lost since last June 3. After tonight’s game, the Yankees will head to Kansas City to take on the Royals for a four-game [...]

Series Preview: Orioles @ Yankees

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  The Yankees will open a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. For the Yanks, Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound as he looks to improve upon his 1-3 record, as well as sub-par 4.38 ERA. Despite a loss in his last outing, due to a [...]

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 [...]