Found October 03, 2012 on
Today is the last day of the 2012 Major League Baseball regular season. The New York Yankees will conclude their series vs. Boston Red Sox, while the Baltimore Orioles will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees are in good position to win the AL East. Regardless of what happens, the Yankees will somehow be playing meaningful postseason baseball.
Unfortunately, the Yankees will not be successful this postseason. For those of you who follow the Bombers closely, this notion probably crossed your mind one, two, or a hundred times. This isn’t a crusade against the Yankees. I’ve been watching them all year – the problems that have been plaguing them are problems that will be detrimental in the playoffs.
Hit the jump to see these problems and why the Yanks will get some Fall golfing in….
5.) The Problems With RISP
New York ranks 18th in the majors with an average of .252 with runners in scoring position. Their .228 average with runners in scoring position with 2 outs is also 18th b...
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English: Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees went into to last night with a one-run lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
The Yankees fought hard vs. a more complete Red Sox. And after 12-innings, the Bronx Bombers won, in walk-off fashion, 4-3.
And Yankee fans owe a lot of that win to the moves made by skipper Joe...
WRONG SIDE, BUDDY
Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But on fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building. In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium...
"One game at a time." It is a mantra of baseball managers, an approach that enables them to focus on the one thing that they can control -- the game in front of them -- without worrying about other concerns.
"One game at a time." The Yankees' Joe Girardi -- in a decision that was curious at best, dangerous at worst -- used precisely that rationale for extending...
David Cone may have some racial sensitivity classes in his future after a comment he made on Tuesday.
The former Cy Young Award winner and current Yankees TV analyst for YES Network referred to outfielder Ichiro Suzuki’s bat as a “chopstick” on the telecast during the Yankees-Red Sox game.
“Probably a ball, but Suzuki with the chopstick,” Cone said while watching a replay...
In the final regular season home game, the Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight against the Boston Red Sox. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Kuroda lasted only 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on ten hits while striking out four.
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-6, 7.68 ERA) is on the mound for the Red Sox.
New York Yankees (94-67)
Derek Jeter SS...
Manny Banuelos, considered the New York Yankees' top pitching prospect, is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday that likely will sideline him for the 2013 season. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure in Pensacola, Fla., on the 21-year-old Banuelos, who hasn't pitched since May for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees apparently thought the injury...
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was back in the
lineup last night, returning from a calf injury that’s sidelined him for much
of the past month. In his return, Teixeira batted fifth and went 1-3 with a
two-run home run and a walk.
Teixeira initially injured his calf at the end of August.
The strain caused the slugger to miss roughly a week and a half of action...
The New York Yankees are down to the wire folks, they beat the Boston Red Sox last night in the second inning alone. The Yankees made it look like batting practice as they scored 9 runs in the second inning against the Red Sox, they are hanging onto the A.L. East with a one game lead and you can bet the Red Sox are going to do what they can to try to derail the men in pinstripes...
From The Daily Kos:
[A]ccording to his 2007 financial disclosure forms, Romney—who claims to be a Red Sox fan—was invested in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, the broadcast arm of the New York Yankees corporate empire. As the anchor says at the end of this clip from 2007, "You never know until you look at somebody's stock portfolio what they're thinking."
Just when you think they're out, they keep reeling you back in. The Red Sox were poised to help the Orioles grab a share of the American League East with one game left to play, but let a win slip through their fingertips. Raul Ibanez homered off Andrew Bailey in the ninth inning and singled home the winning run off Andrew Miller in the 12th, capping off a wild night in the Bronx...
As CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees on Monday night, he might be understandably licking his chops at the prospect of facing this Red Sox lineup. Without the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury or Dustin Pedroia batting for Boston, Sabathia will instead get a chance to face a Red Sox lineup that is a bit, shall we say, lacking in star power. However, there is one possible fly in Sabathia...
It's a 1-game lead with 2 games to play. The Yankees beat a dead Red Sox team last night while the Orioles lost to a Rays team that was on life support. The big joke about the Boston Red Sox these days is that they are actually the Pawtucket Red Sox. Six players in last night's Boston lineup started 2012 in triple A. Meanwhile, the Yankees had their full lineup in the game...
Mike Francesa debates Nick Swisher v Mark Teixeira statistics and history as Yankees in the postseason. Recollections, baby. Caller: Have Victor put up the stats. Francesa: You are going to look...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Breaking news, Robinson Cano of the Yankees did not flunk a drug test despite what you might have read on Twitter. Len Berman says there’s as much truth to this rumor, as the falsely reported deaths of actors Vince Vaughn and Morgan Freeman.
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