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 [...]

Jeter, Granderson Pacing All-Star Voting

Derek Jeter currently leads all Shortstops in All-Star voting (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Last night, Major League Baseball revealed its updated American League All-Star voting tallies. For both Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson, it appears that almost regardless of what happens between now and when the rosters are unveiled on July 1st, they will be in the starting lineup representing the Yankees at the Mid-Summer Classic. The tally [...]

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 [...]

Baseball is in Swisher’s Blood

Nick says he still calls his dad (left) after every game

Ever see Nick Swisher without a smile on his face? Every day at the ballpark, he’s bouncing around, signing autographs for fans, doing secret handshakes with security guards and cops, pumping up teammates for the game, and it seems as if he simply enjoys life. But where did Swish get all of his swagger? What [...]

Game 33: Ibanez powers Yanks past Mariners

Raul Ibanez continues to come through in a big way for the Yankees offense

Raul Ibanez provided the Yankees with a powerful bat once again this afternoon, helping lift the team to a 6-2 victory over the Mariners for their third straight win. Ibanez went 2 for 3 in the game, with two RBIs, one coming from a home run in the fourth inning which he blasted over the [...]

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 [...]

Raul Ibanez Proving to be Nice Pickup

Raul Ibanez has been a nice addition to the Yankee offense through the early part of the season

With all of the injuries that have nagged the Yankee organization early this season, it’s obviously resulted in a call for immediate help from the bench, as well as aid from the farm system. A dwindling depth chart has led the Yanks to ask more out of some than they expected and one in particular [...]

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 [...]

Is Swish the Key to Offense’s Success?

Swish the Key to Success

It’s incredible how sometimes one player can make such a huge impact on an entire team’s performance. Not to say that Nick Swisher deserves all the credit for yesterday’s monster win over the Kansas City Royals, but after the offensive eruption that occurred, it may be some indication that the Yankees simply seem to swing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Yankees Injury Updates: Swisher and Gardner

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Gardner and Swisher both are on pace to be back on the field later this week, and early next: Brett Gardner (elbow) took swings in the cage Monday and did the same over the weekend. He’s now scheduled to take regular batting practice on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, the speedy outfielder should return from the [...]

Nick Swisher Has Low-Grade Strain

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Nick Swisher was taken out in the third inning of today’s game with cramps or tightness in his left hamstring. Swisher was sent for a precautionary MRI and the results showed that he has a low-grade strain in his left hamstring. Joe Girardi said its likely to take several days to heal, but its not [...]

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, [...]

Yankees not rushing Jeter back

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Derek Jeter was working out in Tampa over the weekend while the Yankees were taking two-out-of-three from the Colorado Rockies at The Stadium.  All reports out of Tampa are positive, but if it were up to Jeter, he’d “be playing now …”.  The Yankees do not seem to be in any rush to get Jeter [...]

The 2 hole in the yankees lineup

Has anyone else noticed how it seems to be very ironic the our 2 hole hitter seems to succeed each yr (specifically Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson)? I mean I am thrilled that Grandy is havin a break out year and i look forward to many more…..but is it Grandy or is it the fact [...]