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Yankees.com: Prado homers, delivers walk-off winner for Yanks
(12 Comments - 8/23/2014 10:40:42 am)

White Sox (59-68) @ Yankees (64-61), Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:05pm
(26 Comments - 8/23/2014 12:19:59 am)

NJ.com: Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy explains adjustment that’s helped him dominate
(31 Comments - 8/22/2014 7:39:59 pm)

North Jersey: Out on Castillo
(25 Comments - 8/22/2014 1:44:27 pm)

FanGraphs: Brian McCann Probably Couldn’t Be Given Away For Free
(27 Comments - 8/22/2014 10:41:24 am)

Yankees.com: McCarthy masters Astros in four-hit shutout
(7 Comments - 8/21/2014 9:32:41 pm)

NY Post: Joe Girardi out of options as Yankees’ ship sinks
(25 Comments - 8/21/2014 4:40:17 pm)

Yankees.com: Yankees Stink
(19 Comments - 8/21/2014 1:26:18 pm)

Astros (53-73) @ Yankees (63-60), Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:05pm
(51 Comments - 8/20/2014 11:17:01 pm)

Whatever
(18 Comments - 8/20/2014 6:19:08 pm)


Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.
-alskor

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.
sabernar

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
Jeter is King

Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.
OldYanksFan




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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Yankees.com: Effective McCarthy absorbs first loss with Yanks

NEW YORK—Brandon McCarthy made one costly mistake, but it was all the Indians needed to ride another dominant performance by Corey Kluber toward Cleveland’s 3-0 victory at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

McCarthy allowed a two-run home run to Jose Ramirez in the second inning, the rookie shortstop’s first career home run, and Cleveland never looked back.

McCarthy (4-1) was solid again, which has become expected since he was traded to the Yankees last month. The veteran right-hander allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings.

This was McCarthy’s first loss in six starts as a member of the Yankees, and it ended a personal six-game winning streak.

Kluber stifled the Yankees’ offense throughout his six innings. The Yankees mounted their best scoring chance against the right-hander when they led off the sixth inning with a pair of singles, one of which came off the bat of Derek Jeter. The captain’s 3,431st career hit moved him past Honus Wagner and into sole possession of sixth place on Major League Baseball’s all-time list.

It can be annoying when you have one of those tip your hat to the opposing pitcher games when it feels like the offense is to blame and not the pitcher, but this one didn’t feel like that.  Kluber’s on one a hell of a run, and the Yankees couldn’t do much against him.  Paul O’Neill deserved better.

--Posted at 5:46 pm by SG / 17 Comments | - (0)



Indians (57-59) @ Yankees (61-54), Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:05pm

CLE: Corey Kluber (#28, 28, RHP, 12-6, 2.55) vs. NYY: Brandon McCarthy (#38, 30, RHP, 7-10, 4.37)

Lineups
Cleveland
1. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
2. David Murphy (L) LF
3. Michael Brantley (L) DH
4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5. Yan Gomes (R) C
6. Nick Swisher (S) RF
7. Lonnie Chisenhall (L) 3B
8. Jose Ramirez (S) SS
9. Chris Dickerson (L) CF

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
5. Chase Headley (S) 1B
6. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
7. Martin Prado (R) 3B
8. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
9. Francisco Cervelli (R) C

Remember how good Masahiro Tanaka was this season?  In some ways, Kluber has been as good or even better.

Player Age Tm Lg W L ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO BF ERA+ FIP WHIP
Kluber 28 CLE AL 12 6 2.55 165.2 144 54 47 10 35 177 664 147 2.49 1.08
Tanaka 25 NYY AL 12 4 2.51 129.1 111 39 36 15 19 135 508 154 3.07 1.01

Needless to say, I am not loving the Yankees’ chances today.  Maybe the pre-game tribute to Paul O’Neill will get them amped up though.

--Posted at 10:31 am by SG / 41 Comments | - (0)



Yankees.com: One-Legged Man Wins Ass-Kicking Contest

NEW YORK—The home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium was clearing out late on Thursday afternoon, and behind closed doors, the Yankees had decided that Esmil Rogers was the best choice to serve as their spot starter for Friday’s series opener against the Indians.

There was only one problem: Rogers’ cell phone kept kicking over to voice mail, and so manager Joe Girardi guessed that his pitcher was on the subway. Rogers eventually got the message and so did the Yankees’ bats, pounding the Indians in a 10-6 victory.

New York sent 10 men to the plate in a five-run first inning, providing Rogers—who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on July 31—with all of the support he’d need in his first Yankees start.

“Unbelievable; an unbelievable opportunity,” Rogers said. “When you come in the first inning and they got five right away, I just told myself try to throw five or six innings and win the game.”

Rogers worked five solid frames of one-run ball before Carlos Beltran blew the game open in the sixth with his 11th career grand slam and first as a Yankee, crushing a John Axford pitch into the lower deck in right field.

The Indians had intentionally walked Jacoby Ellsbury to load the bases for Beltran, who was 1-for-8 lifetime against Axford before that matchup.

“I faced John Axford many times in the National League; I guess I had maybe like one hit against him,” Beltran said. “He felt that it was the right matchup for me. I was able to put a good at-bat and come through for the team.”

You’d have thought the Yankees could finally win via an easy blowout when they scored five runs in the first. 

You’d have been wrong.  But a win is a win.

Congratulations to Derek Jeter on tying Honus Wagner on the all time hits list.  It’s virtually impossible that Jeter will get past anyone else by the end of the season, but passing Wagner would be a pretty major accomplishment.

--Posted at 12:05 am by SG / 12 Comments | - (0)




Friday, August 8, 2014

Indians (57-58) @ Yankees (60-54), Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:05pm

CLE: Trevor Bauer (#47, 23, RHP, 4-6, 4.20) vs. NYY: Esmil Rogers (#53, 28, RHP, 1-0, 5.84)

Lineups
Cleveland
1. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
2. Mike Aviles (R) 3B
3. Michael Brantley (L) DH
4. Carlos Santana (S) 1B
5. David Murphy (L) LF
6. Nick Swisher (S) RF
7. Chris Dickerson (L) CF
8. Jose Ramirez (S) SS
9. Roberto Perez (R) C

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
5. Brian McCann (L) C
6. Chase Headley (S) 1B
7. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
8. Martin Prado (R) 3B
9. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF

The over/under on innings pitched by Rogers tonight is two.
The over/under on runs allowed by Rogers is nine.

--Posted at 2:57 pm by SG / 86 Comments | - (0)



NJ.com: Yankees: Esmil Rogers will take David Phelps’ start Friday

NEW YORK — The weeklong mystery is finally over.

Esmil Rogers will start for the Yankees against the Indians on Friday, the team said.

David Phelps was set to start the game, but the righty went on the disabled list Monday with elbow inflammation.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the team will call up righty Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mitchell would serve as bullpen depth.

The Yankees claimed Rogers off waivers from the Blue Jays on July 31.

Well, this ought to be interesting.  Rogers has made 42 career starts and has an ERA of 5.59 in those games.  Opposing batters have hit .300/.367/.482 in 1002 plate appearances in those starts.

--Posted at 8:20 am by SG / 22 Comments | - (0)




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Yankees.com: Sun Rises in the West

NEW YORK—It is a small sample size, but the battery of rookie right-hander Shane Greene and catcher Francisco Cervelli has produced favorable results, to the point where Yankees manager Joe Girardi has expressed a preference to keep the pair together.

Now, there is little doubt that Cervelli should count on getting an assignment behind the plate in five days. Greene sailed through eight scoreless innings, scattering four hits to pick up his third Major League win in a 1-0 victory over the Tigers on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Greene surrendered a leadoff single to Ian Kinsler in the ninth before Girardi summoned David Robertson, who shut the door for his 31st save as the Yankees took three of four games from the Tigers in the series.

New York produced its only run off starter Rick Porcello in the third inning. Carlos Beltran stroked a two-out single, moved to third on a Chase Headley hit and scored as Stephen Drew lifted a ground-rule double down the left-field line.

Have to be happy beating one of the top two teams in the league three times in a four game series.

Well, not necessarily happy since this team still stinks.  How about, less unhappy?

--Posted at 3:36 pm by SG / 32 Comments | - (0)



Tigers (62-49) @ Yankees (59-54), Thursday, August 7, 2014, 1:05pm

DET: Rick Porcello (#21, 25, RHP, 13-5, 3.18) vs. NYY: Shane Greene (#61, 25, RHP, 2-1, 3.68)

Lineups
Detroit
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF
3. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Don Kelly (L) 1B
7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) SS

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Martin Prado (R) 3B
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
5. Chase Headley (S) 1B
6. Stephen Drew (L) SS
7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
8. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
9. Brendan Ryan (R) 2B

I’m trying to tell if that’s a house money lineup or not.  It kind of is, and it kind of isn’t.

It’s pretty wild that Porcello and Greene are effectively the same age (25 years and 223 days vs. 25 years and 263 days).  One has 1010 MLB innings, and one has 29.1.

The Yankees have already won two more games in this series than I expected them to, but it would be kind of nice if they actually won the series. 

It won’t happen, but it would’ve been nice.

--Posted at 9:35 am by SG / 77 Comments | - (0)



Newsday: Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia knows how it feels to be David Price

The Yankees would have preferred Price to be starting for them rather than the Tigers, who added a third Cy Young winner to their collection with the July 31 deadline deal. It’s not like Brian Cashman didn’t try.

Not only did Cashman call his Rays counterpart, Andrew Friedman, about trading for Price, he also dialed up the Red Sox’s Ben Cherington to discuss Jon Lester and John Lackey. Those conversations didn’t get very far.

Both GMs told Cashman they had been given approval by ownership to trade their elite pitchers anywhere in the majors—except to the Yankees.

Cashman expected as much from the Red Sox. Who do you think came up with the term “Evil Empire” anyway? He held out a sliver of hope on Price, but Friedman soon gave him the thumbs-down. So the Yankees, the contender that most wanted an ace-type starter, got shut out while the two teams that least needed one—the Tigers and A’s—wound up with Price and Lester, respectively.

I can kind of see the Red Sox’s point of view if they do intend to make a serious run at Lester once he hits free agency.  I don’t know why the Rays wouldn’t at least listen to what the Yankees might have offered.

--Posted at 8:18 am by SG / 6 Comments | - (0)




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Yankees.com: Yankees Stink a Bit Less

NEW YORK—Brian McCann connected for a go-ahead home run off Justin Verlander in the seventh inning, leading the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Chase Headley also slugged a fifth-inning homer into the second deck in right field, his second as a Yankee, while Verlander remained winless at the current Yankee Stadium.

Chris Capuano received a standing ovation from the home crowd after striking out eight Tigers over 6 2/3 scoreless innings, permitting five hits and just an unearned run.

Adam Warren relieved Capuano after a pair of two-out singles in the seventh, qualifying for the win when McCann gave the Yankees the lead with a blast that carried into the right-field bullpen—his 13th homer of the season.

Warren pitched out of trouble in the eighth after Stephen Drew committed two errors on the same play—bobbling Victor Martinez’s grounder and then throwing wildly to first base. Warren struck out J.D. Martinez and got Nick Castellanos to fly out, stranding two men aboard.

When Drew made his errors I thought for sure this one was going to end up as another tough loss, but kudos to Warren for getting out of a mess.

All is not rosy though, as Mark Teixeira came out of the game with some sort of hand injury, the severity of which is yet to be announced.  Hopefully it won’t be too long.

--Posted at 9:59 pm by SG / 23 Comments | - (0)



Tigers (62-48) @ Yankees (58-54), Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:05pm

DET: Verlander (10-9, 4.66) vs. NYY: Capuano (1-2, 4.50)

Lineups
Tigers
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
7. Bryan Holaday (R) C
8. Andrew Romine (S) SS
9. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
9. Martin Prado (R) RF

A 4.50 ERA is better than a 4.66 ERA.  Advantage, Yankees.

--Posted at 3:50 pm by SG / 53 Comments | - (0)




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Yankees.com: Yankees Stink

NEW YORK—The Yankees’ one-run victory over the Tigers on Monday marked the team’s 15th straight game decided by two runs or fewer. Manager Joe Girardi said afterward that he didn’t mind the consecutive narrow games so long as they won them.

But Tuesday night, after seeing a two-run lead disappear, and ultimately dropping the second game of the series to Detroit, 4-3, it appeared as though preserving the win in their 16th straight close game had begun to finally wear on them.

Locked in a 3-3 game in the 12th inning, Alex Avila crushed his eighth home run of the season to deep right-center field off Matt Daley in the Yankees reliever’s second inning of work.

The loss spoiled a superb night from Hiroki Kuroda, who spun one of his most efficient games this season, lasting seven innings and surrendering three runs over just 91 pitches.

Annoying game.  Annoying season.

--Posted at 10:27 pm by SG / 30 Comments | - (0)



Tigers (61-48) @ Yankees (58-53), Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:05pm

DET: David Price (#14, 28, LHP, 11-8, 3.11) vs. NYY: Hiroki Kuroda (#18, 39, RHP, 7-7, 3.98)

Lineups
Detroit
1. Rajai Davis (R) CF
2. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Torii Hunter (R) RF
6. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) SS

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Martin Prado (R) RF
9. Brendan Ryan (R) 2B

I haven’t seen a matchup this one-sided since yesterday.

--Posted at 4:30 pm by SG / 131 Comments | - (0)



Heyman: Nationals Claim Matt Thornton on Waivers, so the Yankees Let Them Have Him

#nats put in claim on matt thornton, and nats get him

I’m guessing the Yankees jumped at the chance to lose the second year of Thornton’s deal.  On the surface, Thornton’s stats look pretty good with a 3/1 K/BB rate and a 2.55 ERA.  But if you look beyond those,he’s had a negative impact in a lot of the situations he’s been asked to deal with.  His RE24 is -2.54, which I think paints a better picture of how he’s impacted the team.

The Yankees do still have David Huff, who’s not really a lefty specialist.  Then again, I’m not sure Thornton who throws nothing but 92-95 mph straight fastballs was either. 

--Posted at 1:40 pm by SG / 29 Comments | - (0)



WSJ: Masahiro Tanaka Feels Nothing, Yankees Rejoice

Masahiro Tanaka’s priceless right elbow didn’t explode Monday. It didn’t bark, it didn’t grab. The Yankees’ invaluable ace played catch for the first time since he left the rotation in early July with an elbow injury, and there were no tweaks, there was no soreness. It was a normal game of catch, and that represents one of the biggest victories of the Yankee season so far.

“I think it all went well,” Tanaka said.

It was the first major test for Tanaka, whose arm holds the key to the Yankees’ season. After dominating the league for the first three months of the season, Tanaka complained of elbow soreness after a loss to Cleveland on July 8. An MRI revealed he had a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

Because the tear was small, doctors advised him to undergo a platelet-rich plasma injection and hope the area would stabilize without season-ending surgery.

Tanaka took three weeks off, finally picking up a baseball on Monday to make 25 throws from 60 feet in the Yankee outfield before the team’s game against Detroit. Had he felt any discomfort at all, his season might have been over. Next season, too.

It seems to me that the true test will be how he feels over the next few days than how he felt yesterday but this is good news.

--Posted at 10:31 am by SG / 17 Comments | - (0)




Monday, August 4, 2014

Yankees.com: Blind Squirrel Finds Acorn

NEW YORK—The Yankees knew that starting a homestand against the American League Central-leading Tigers was going to be challenging. They knew that facing the last three AL Cy Young Award winners in the first three games of their series was going to be even more challenging. They knew that they would need to score runs.

But what they didn’t know—and maybe what they should have known—was that Monday night, Brandon McCarthy was going to be the Brandon McCarthy they’ve come to know over the last few weeks. He outpaced Tigers ace Max Scherzer for nearly six innings, allowing an unearned run, which was just good enough for a hard-fought 2-1 victory for New York.

The win was McCarthy’s fifth win in six Yankees starts in what could be called a midseason renaissance since starting the season 3-10 in Arizona. The most noticeable change he has instituted has been varying his pitch selection, which had become too sinkerball-heavy with the D-backs. His comfort with catcher Brian McCann continued to play a large role in the opener.

On Monday, McCarthy wasn’t his most-dominant self—he had thrown 69 pitches after three innings—but it was his ability to escape jams that impressed. In the second, he avoided bases-loaded trouble by striking out the next three batters, going on to record eight strikeouts.

McCarthy’s certainly making a case to be in the Yankees’ rotation in 2015.

--Posted at 9:48 pm by SG / 20 Comments | - (0)



Tigers (61-47) @ Yankees (57-53), Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:05 pm

DET: Max Scherzer (#37, 29, RHP, 13-3, 3.27) vs. NYY: Brandon McCarthy (#38, 30, RHP, 6-10, 4.56)

Lineups
Detroit
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. Torii Hunter (R) RF
6. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
7. Don Kelly (L) 3B
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Eugenio Suarez (R) SS

Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
9. Martin Prado (R) RF

There should be a rule that if you can’t even slug .400, you shouldn’t bat third.  Actually, research has shown you should hit your best hitter leadoff and your worst hitter third so the Yankees are running an optimal lineup.

When you look at the pitching matchups in this series, you realize that it’s pretty much pointless for the Yankees to make the postseason just so they can get their asses handed to them by Detroit or Oakland. 

Not that we really need to be that worried about it.

--Posted at 4:13 pm by SG / 46 Comments | - (0)



CBS Sports:  Tanaka plays catch, feels good after throwing for first time since injury

As expected, Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch on Monday afternoon for the first time since suffering a partially torn elbow ligament the week before the All-Star break. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection three weeks ago.

Sweeny Murti of WFAN has an update:

Tanaka was sweaty and smiling after 50-pitch game of catch. Told me he felt good and no pain. First of many steps.

— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 4, 2014

It’s only the first step, but there’s a very good chance the flat squad team will be getting an All Star addition shortly.

--Posted at 2:29 pm by SG / 7 Comments | - (0)



Yankees.com: Hell Freezes Over

BOSTON—The Red Sox wished Stephen Drew well when they dealt him to the Yankees last week, offering a fresh start to his season as he relocated from the home clubhouse to join the visitors’ dugout, but they didn’t expect that he would come back to hurt them so quickly.

Drew had a pair of hits and drove in four runs in his third game against his former club before Brett Gardner gave the Yankees the lead with his career-high 15th home run, powering a wild 8-7 slugfest victory over the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park.

“It was a good game for all of us, getting a win,” Drew said. “It’s been a whirlwind for three days, but it’s still baseball, so you go out there and do your job. That’s the way I look at it.”

Gardner’s solo shot came off Craig Breslow, putting Esmil Rogers in position to pick up the victory in his Yankees debut. New York took two of the three games in Boston, and Gardner said that he sees signs that the offense is finally getting on track.

“I feel like it,” Gardner said. “I’ve been saying that all year and we’re [110] games in. It’s about time. Hopefully we can take this momentum home with us this week against the Tigers, get on a little roll and get a winning streak going.”

Rk Name Age Tm bWAR
1 Mike Trout 22 LAA 5.8
2 Josh Donaldson 28 OAK 5.2
3 Kyle Seager* 26 SEA 4.5
4 Michael Brantley* 27 CLE 4.4
5 Robinson Cano* 31 SEA 4.3
6 Adrian Beltre 35 TEX 4.2
7 Jose Bautista 33 TOR 4.2
8 Alex Gordon* 30 KCR 4.2
9 Brett Gardner* 30 NYY 4
10 Adam Eaton* 25 CHW 3.8
11 Jose Abreu 27 CHW 3.8
12 Jose Altuve 24 HOU 3.8
13 Dustin Pedroia 30 BOS 3.7
14 Steve Pearce 31 BAL 3.7
15 Ian Kinsler 32 DET 3.5
16 Leonys Martin* 26 TEX 3.4
17 Salvador Perez 24 KCR 3.3
18 Lorenzo Cain 28 KCR 3.3
19 Ben Zobrist# 33 TBR 3.3
20 Edwin Encarnacion 31 TOR 3.2
21 Erick Aybar# 30 LAA 3.2

You kind of wish the Yankees would have done better than splitting six games against the teams with the two worst records in the AL, but I’ll take it.  Unfortunately, the Yankees suffered yet another blow to their rotation with the news that David Phelps left the game with elbow inflammation.  Right now it looks like he will miss at least one start. I’ve been concerned about Phelps ever since he had some forearm tightness last year, but hopefully this is just a passing thing. 

The rotation may get a reinforcement soon, as Michael Pineda pitched pretty well in a rehab game yesterday, getting up to 94 mph.

Also encouraging is the new that Masahiro Tanaka could play catch today.  I’m still not very optimistic that he will be able to avoid Tommy John surgery but stranger things have happened.

--Posted at 7:11 am by SG / 25 Comments | - (0)




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Yankees (56-53) @ Red Sox (49-61), Sunday, August 3, 2014, 8:00pm

NYY: David Phelps (#41, 27, RHP, 5-5, 3.89) vs. BOS: Clay Buchholz (#11, 29, RHP, 5-7, 5.87)

Lineups
Yankees
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
9. Martin Prado (R) RF

Boston
. Brock Holt (L) 3B
2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
6. Daniel Nava (S) RF
7. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
8. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
9. Christian Vazquez (R) C

Someone ought to tell ESPN that this matchup is no longer a primetime worthy matchup.

--Posted at 4:27 pm by SG / 85 Comments | - (0)




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Yankees.com: Pigs Fly

BOSTON—If the Yankees are to accomplish their goal of being present in the postseason race, now that their final third of the season has officially started, they’ll need to take advantage of whatever opportunities come their way.

Three straight walks by a rookie starter would qualify as one of those chances, flashing in neon orange. The Yankees did not miss it, as they sent 10 men to the plate in a four-run third inning to spark a 6-4 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park.

--Posted at 10:10 pm by SG / 27 Comments | - (0)



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