Found September 03, 2012 on
Lady At The Bat:
The New York Yankees owe a debt of gratitude to J.J. Hardy of the Baltimore Orioles. Had it not been for his error in Saturday's game at the Stadium, the Yankees might have been swept by the Birds, and would be sharing the AL division lead going into today's action. As it is now, the lead is 2 games, and it is entirely possible that the Yankees could be in second (or even third) place by the end of the week.If they owe a debt of gratitude to Hardy, they owe a swift kick in the nuts to Joe Girardi. I'm not one to criticize any manager, especially when his team has a winning record. I usually give Girardi the benefit of the doubt while others are slamming him. But even I couldn't believe some of the moves he made in this series. To name a few:1. Removing Hiroki Kuroda, who has been his best starter this year, after 8.1 innings in the series opener. Kuroda had given up 4 runs but he looked perfectly capable of getting the final 2 outs, thereby giving the offense a chanc...
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From Pete Caldera:Mark Teixeira (sore left calf) was due to take BP on the field for the first time in a week and said he’s targeting Thursday’s series opener at Baltimore for his return.
Curtis Granderson (tight right hamstring) could be in the lineup tomorrow night, according to manager Joe Girardi.With the lead down to one, it's pretty obvious that all these injuries...
From George King:
Used to hearing bad news when a player heads for an MRI exam, the Yankees received a positive report Saturday about Curtis Granderson’s right hamstring.
Granderson left Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles after two innings for what was called a tight right hamstring. The test revealed no strain, sprain or pulled muscle.
“They said it was tendinitis...
Chris Dickerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend?
1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer.
2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and is on track to return shortly...
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During Monday's Yankees-Rays game, Robinson Cano fouled a ball straight for his own radio booth and Yankees play by play man John Sterling. You can hear the amazing sound of the ball whacking Sterling's mic, as Suzyn Waldman steps in and Sterling comes back to life with a baseball in his hand. The accompanying video from MLB.com has...
The New York Yankees have designated infielder Ramiro Pena for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was just recalled from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, tweets Peter Botte of The New York Daily News.
In addition, the Yankees have called up Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas as teams...
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The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his last outing vs. the Indians, Garcia lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for the no-decision.
Curtis Granderson is back in center.
Right-hander Alex Cobb (8-8, 4.39 ERA) is on the mound for Tampa...
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Dickerson RF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Freddy Garcia
Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 3
Phil Hughes hit a huge bump in the road and a bus of relievers appeared in today’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Through 5 innings, Phil Hughes pounded the strike zone aggressively, a trait he was not known for. He hit his first small bump in the road when Mark Reynolds hit his first home run of the game in the 5th inning. This...
According to a report from the New York Daily News, The New York Yankees expect their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to return to the lineup today against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rodriguez fractured a bone in his right hand back on July 24th in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
The report indicated that Rodriguez had good workouts for Class-A Tampa over the weekend and all...
When are we finally going to realize that Buck Showalter is not only the best manager in the game today, but quite possibly the greatest manager of all time!? Buck is best known for building up franchises with mediocre players and bringing them to the playoffs. Maybe even better known for his brief stints with the Yankees and Diamondbacks who both won World Series titles a year...
Joe Saunders and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, J.J. Hardy drove in two runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 4-0 on Monday.
The Orioles, trying to close in on the AL East-leading New York Yankees, won for the eighth time in 10 games. They had lost four in a row at Toronto.
Acquired recently from Arizona, Saunders (1-1) retired the first 17 batters before...
Mark Reynolds hit a three-run shot in the sixth inning for his second two-homer game of the weekend series and the Baltimore Orioles closed in on the American League East-leading New York Yankees with an 8-3 victory Sunday.
Randy Wolf (1-0) made his first appearance for Baltimore when starter Chris Tillman left with right elbow stiffness after the third inning. He helped the Orioles...
Wow, it is an amazing time to be a baseball fan here in the region.
If you told me in March that that the Orioles would be contenders and would be a game out of the American League East after Labor Day, I would have laughed you out of a room.
I – and many others – was against Major League Baseball instituting a second wild card. I even didn’t consider the Orioles in the whole...