Found May 17, 2013 on
IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Last night, I'm chewing on McChicken parts in a White Plains doofuss bar, where all the TV screens but one are tuned into the eternal Knicks and Rangers hell worlds - (too painful for my delicate system.) I'm watching the tube where YES - the Yankees version of Fox News Channel - flashes a graphic of Michael Pineda, the great beached whale of Tampa, and I try to imagine what the Yankee Hannity hucksters are saying. I figure it's an update: Today, Pineda threw off a supermodel's stomach or ate 50 eggs in 30 minutes, or maybe passed his 12-step certification - some blah-blah-blah to remind us that this budding goliath remains in our custody, planning to someday rise from the sea and stomp Tokyo into a giant pile of animal bedding.Moments later, up to the plate strides Jesus Montero, the Second Coming of Thurman, or Chili Davis, or maybe Matt Nokes - nobody yet knows. I strain to see Jesus's batting average, which stands at - huh? - .203. OK, I figure he's hitti...
BEST OF MAXIM
When Curtis Granderson caught the final out of today’s game, the Yankees set a new American League record. The team, that has been decimated by injuries and picked against since the beginning of the season, is now 18-0 when scoring first. The Yankees are the only team in the major leagues who have yet to lose whenever they push the first run across. The franchise record for most...
It’s May 18th and the Yankees are sitting atop the AL East which comes as a surprise to many for a plethora of reasons. No one thought the Yankees could continue their dominance for going on two decades, even if the Yankees were healthy. Right now, on the Yankee’s disabled list, sits names like Jeter, Rodriguez, Teixeira, Youkilis, Chamberlin and now Pettitte.
So how are the...
You may have seen a couple of days ago the matchstick made Yankee Stadium. That took years to build and is pretty amazing, especially as to how detailed it was. Well, we have already seen something that comes pretty close to topping it. A Derek Jeter portrait that is simply amazing, as it is made entirely out of Legos. The New York Yankees shortstop has never looked as clutch as...
Hiroki Kuroda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When an MLB team’s roster features Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte and Robinson Cano getting overlooked is not uncommon.
The New York Yankees roster, or current DL is littered with stars that have all rightfully earned their popularity over the years.
But if I had to name the Yankees most valuable...
New York Yankees left-handed starting pitcher Andy Pettitte
exited his last start due to injury, and the club placed him on the 15-day
disabled list yesterday with a strained left trapezius muscle, according to
Kieran Darcy of ESPN New York.
General manager Brian Cashman told reporters that the team doesn’t
consider the upper shoulder/back injury to be “overly serious...
For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain told Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to never “shush” him again. The remark came in the middle of an interview Mo was having with some of the media after Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Chamberlain apparently got so loud, that Mo had to tell him to keep his voice down...
After leaving in the fifth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night in New York, borderline Hall of Fame Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte was sent to the 15-day disabled list with a strained trapezius muscle. A three-time All-Star who has captured five crowns in pinstripes, the 6-foot-5, 225 pound Pettitte (4-3, 3.83 ERA) is one of the primary reasons New York...
Hiroki Kuroda pitched dominantly in a 5-0 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Kuroda would work 8 innings, surrendering no runs while walking just 1 with 5 strikeouts. With the win, the New York right-hander improves to 6-2 on the season with a 1.99 ERA in 58.2 innings of work.
Following a solid 2012 season with the Yankees (his first with the club after leaving...
Wedge tossed early – Everyone got to pitch!
Tonight’s article is a little different, because this team is a little different. On a night where everything went off script, the Mariners pushed through and did just enough to get the win.
Seattle 3, NY Yankees 2
When: 7:05 PM ET, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
When Joe Girardi took over the then Florida Marlins in 2006, little was expected of him. The team was young, inexperienced and projected to finish in dead last. Girardi guided them to a 78-84 record, en route to winning Manager of the Year for the National League. After having disagreements with management, as most people seem to have with the Marlins nowadays, Girardi was fired...
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told David Lennon of
Newsday that the team has kept up contract talks with pending free agent
Robinson Cano’s new agent, adding that the sides are “going to continue in the
weeks to come to work through things and try to come to an agreement."
Cano recently parted ways with agent Scott Boras in favor of
a new agency headed...
The Yankees may embrace their Evil Empire nickname, but Nick Saban is not enjoying being called “the devil himself.”
Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis whipped out that phrasing at a recent booster meeting, the second time that an SEC-affiliated coach has compared Saban to Lucifer himself.
Saban responded Thursday.
“It really is a little terribly disappointing,” he said...
Tonights article is a little different, because this team is a little different. On a night where everything went off script, the Mariners pushed through and did just enough to get the win.
Mariners outlast Yankees 3-2 thanks to Morses 10th HR of the year
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke talks about the Seattle Mariners win over the...
One of baseball's best kept secrets is Hisashi Iwakuma. If he was on the Yankees, Red Sox, or Phillies we'd hear a lot more about his dominance. Instead, he's stuck in Seattle, where the weather is dreary and the team is mediocre.Since coming over from Japan in 2012, Iwakuma has pitched brilliantly, especially in the role of starting pitcher. The 32 year old righty...
Seattle Mariners (19-21) Chance of Postseason Play: (19.8%) at Cleveland Indians (22-17) Chance of Postseason Play: (46.1%)
Series 14, Games 40, 41, 42 and 43.
Progressive Field: 0.905, Slight Pitchers Park.
Weather: Beautiful weather on the North coast this weekend! Especially for baseball.
Friday , May 17 7:05 EDT (STO)
Ubaldo Jimenez (3-2, 5.55...