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Player of the Game
Maybe it's a good thing that Jack Hannahan was ejected tonight. His replacement, Jose Lopez, took advantage of his only at bat with a 3-run home run in the 9th inning. In just one at bat, Lopez scored 5.75 points, winning him his 6th Player of the Game and his 2nd in 3 games.
The Indians did not get shut out due to a rally in the top of the 9th inning. The Indians decided to finally start hitting very late in the game. They only had 6 hits going into the inning and added 4 more hits and put 4 runs on the board, avoiding the shut out and forcing the Yankees to bring in their closer.
Justin Masterson was not the same pitcher that he had been his last 3 starts. He lacked command tonight and the Yankees took advantage of their opportunities. Masterson had thrown 58 pitches by the end of the 2nd inning. To his credit, though, Jack Hannahan did not make a play that he should have, which prolonged the inning. Masterson ended the day...
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English: CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At the start of the 2012 season, I asked my father, ‘what could be the worst thing to happen to the New York Yankees this season?’
He responded without even taking a breath, “CC Sabathia getting injured.”
So when the news broke, prior to today’s third and final afternoon romp with the Cleveland Indians, that CC Sabathia was...
Before the Yankees completed a 3-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians yesterday the news broke that ace CC Sabathia was headed for the 15-DL.
And if that wasn’t enough to swallow during the 5th inning, veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte took a line drive off his left lower leg; and everyone in Yankee Stadium froze.
Pettitte threw just one more pitch; a perfect strike but the 40-year...
From Jon Lane:Brett Gardner (elbow) will join the Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla., next week during the series against the Rays to take dry swings, but is still not expected back prior to the All-Star break. Gardner will first play in rehab games when teams return to action with the goal for him to be activated at full strength. He suffered a second setback on June 10 while playing...
The Yankees were dealt a tough injury blow on Wednesday after Andy Pettitte suffered a broken left ankle. The veteran lefty was hit on a liner up the middle by Casey Kotchman, and was unable to put weight on the leg while pitching to the next batter.
This news game on the heels of the announcement that CC Sabathia was placed on the 15 day DL with a strained groin. The Bombers will...
The Cleveland Indians have optioned Jeanmar Gomez to Triple-A Columbus, opening a spot in their starting rotation that will go to Zach McAllister.
The team recalled left-hander Scott Barnes from Columbus on Monday before the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. Barnes will work out of the bullpen.
McAllister is expected to be called up from Columbus to start...
Someone please wake up Bud Selig or pull him away from his early bird special.
I am sitting with my Grandpa in Mantua, Ohio, watching the Yankees beat up the Indians, and I just saw one of the worst calls I have seen in a long time.
Tonight was yet another example of why Bud Selig and MLB need to stop crossing their arms and actually do something about instant replay.
Cleveland Indians 4 — New York Yankees 6 Phil Hughes threw 8 scoreless en route to a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. Phil Hughes spread 6 hits over 8 scoreless innings for another start without a home run. Through his 8 scoreless innings, he hardly faced any difficult spots. The most difficult [...]
New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes struggled through a 4 1/3-inning, six-run loss against the Atlanta Braves last week, so he took the mound Tuesday looking for improvement against the Cleveland Indians. "Larry and I always talk about bounce-back outings," said Hughes, referring to pitching coach Larry Rothschild. "You try to put together as many good ones...
Last season was a banner year for second basemen in terms of fantasy baseball. The usual suspects (Cano, Pedroia, Kinsler, Phillips) all had excellent years, while guys like Ben Zobrist, Howie Kendrick, and Ryan Roberts also put up big years. Coming into 2012, second base was a position fantasy owners felt like they could count on for big production in the middle infield. Unfortunately...
The Boston Herald June 22, 2012Dear Editor,As an avid Red Sox fan, I believe that Yankees should be punished on the field, but not in inconsequential trials that take up America's time and money ('Jury: Clemens not guilty,' June 19).- Katherine Lazarski, Bristol, Conn.
So Chris Perez is confused about Cleveland fans again. We’ve already been over the Indians closer’s incredibly myopic complaints about attendance at Progressive Field that he renewed in a recent interview with Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, but now Perez is complaining about the attendance at Cleveland Browns Stadium as well.
“I don’t understand,” Perez told Kepner...