Player Appearances Alert: Bernie, Tex, Ibanez

Bernie Williams

Where: The Steiner Sports Store Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City, NY 11530 Private Signings: (Pre-Order on website below) Bernie Williams: 6/23 Rickey Henderson & Mark Teixeira: 6/30 Raul Ibanez: 8/2       Public Live Signings: Bernie Williams: 6/23 from 12-1:30 pm At Last Licks Scarsdale 8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 Rickey Henderson: 6/30 [...]

No Small Ball in New York

The Yankees are all smiles when they're crossing the plate after a home run. But the smiles seem to stop without them, as they can't seem to win unless they homer.

  This past weekends Subway Series was highlighted by spectacular heroics and even larger swings at the plate. Game one on friday was an all-out attack on Mets ace, Johan Santana, who pitched the teams first no-hitter in history just a week prior. The Bombers jumped on him though in this start. Robinson Cano hit [...]

Texas-Sized Turnaround for Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira has really been heating up and so have the Yankees in their last six games

Throughout his career, Mark Teixeira has been known for his rather slow starts at the plate. This season was no different, as his bat was very sluggish to begin 2012. Through April, Teixeira was barely able to keep his batting average above .200. He finished the month with a BA of .244, and provided the [...]

Teixeira’s Troubles

Mark Teixeira has struggled to find his stroke so far this season.

With Mark Teixeira sitting out tonight, it’s a good time to look at his production so far in the 2012 season. Or, lack thereof. Tex is hitting just .228 with five homers, 20 Rbi, and an awful “un-Teixeira-like” OBP of .283. We know he is a notoriously slow starter, but this trend has continued for [...]

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 36 Lineup: 05/15/12

C.C. Sabathia will attempt to keep his undefeated record in tact tonight when he faces the division leading Orioles

The Yankees pulled out a huge come-from-behind win last night in Baltimore. It was a back and forth battle throughout until the Yankees finally pulled ahead for good in the seventh inning. They’ll need to continue their winning ways again tonight against the Orioles, as they continue to claw their way back up the division ranks. [...]

The Importance of Mark Teixeira

Teixeira's two run shot helped give the Yankees an 8-5 win in Baltimore last night.

For two-plus seasons the Yankees have been waiting for Mark Teixeira to return to his 2009 form—the form they deemed worthy of an 8 year, $180M contract.  In the two seasons after his first in pinstripes, the Yankees saw Teixeira’s batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage all drop to career lows.  His productivity [...]

Home Confines Comfort Curtis

Curtis Granderson's run production has been limited to the confines of Yankee Stadium.

It’s been common knowledge that players, regardless of sport, perform better at home. They can sleep in their own beds and can stick to the routines and superstitions that make them comfortable. This season so far, Curtis Granderson has taken home success to a whole new level. It seems as if his run production only [...]

Yankees Game 31 Lineup: 05/10/12

C.C. needs to keep it rolling for a big win in tonight's final game of the set against the Rays

  After last night’s blunder on the mound in the top of the ninth inning, by assumed-to-be interim closer, David Robertson, the Yankees need to bounce back in a big way in tonight’s battle of the best, between the Tampa Bay’s David Price and New York’s C.C. Sabathia. Last night, David Phelps gave the team [...]

Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

The bewildered Phil Hughes and the Yankees will look to get the club a win today as they still try to get it together.

  Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score. This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an [...]

Yankees Game 27 Lineup: 05/05/12

Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight's game for the Yankees against the Kansas City Royals

After getting a much needed victory last night in Kansas City to snap their three-game losing streak, the Yankees will take on the Royals again tonight in game three of the four-game road series. Hiroki Kuroda will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees tonight, following yet another strong performance by C.C. Sabathia last night. [...]

Left Behind: Yanks Sluggers Slump When it Matters Most

Cano, A-Rod, Teixeira, and Granderson have failed to produce for the Yanks when their swings matter most

The Yankees storyline through the first month of play, has been an intriguing one. Between the pitching woes that have left fans as well as Joe Girardi scratching heads with more questions than answers. Mixed in with a few key injuries that have plagued the team early: Newly acquired starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, out for [...]

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 [...]

Odd First Inning and Red-hot Swisher lead Yanks over Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers are visiting Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1997, when they were still a part of the American League.  An eventful first inning and red-hot Nick Swisher ruined their return visit. The bottom of the first inning featured a hit-batter, misplayed fly ball that was turned into a triple, fielder’s choice, [...]

Game 66: Infield Goes Deep

1B: Mark Teixeira hit 2 2-Run Home Runs (21 to tie with Granderson/Bautista) and they were from both sides of the plate. 2B: Robinson Cano hit a 3-run Home Run. SS: Eduardo Nunez (Happy Birthday to him) hit a Solo Home Run. 3B: Ramiro Pena hit a Solo Home Run. I don’t know how often [...]