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He went hitless for 17 at-bats long enough to obscure the memories of his torrid stretch earlier this month. But Alfonso Soriano jolted back to life in the eighth inning on Wednesday smashing a two-run home run to give the Yankees a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays.
Soriano pummeled an 80-mph pitch from knuckleballer R.A. Dickey who has struggled somewhat pitching in the American League. Dickey looked solid for most of the evening until Robinson Cano ripped a two-out single that inning. Two pitches later Soriano had shuttled the Yankees (67-59) toward their 10th victory in 13 games.
The Yankees could complete a four-game sweep of the downtrodden Blue Jays on Thursday. This late in the season still clinging to life in the Wild Card chase every victory is vital. To grab one on a night like Wednesday when their offense was mostly quiet and their pitchers were the lowest men on the totem pole was divine.
Working in a spot start Adam Warren gave up two runs and departed midway through t...
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Well here’s a sentence I never thought I would type: Alfonso Soriano is the hard hittin’est of them all. And it’s hardly a sentence because there’s a word in there that isn’t in the English language (unless you speak Diamond Hogger).
Starting one calendar week ago today, Soriano had one of the biggest weeks in baseball history; and one that is worthy of him being named...
Derek Jeter will participate in his second simulated game today for the Yankees, but will incorporate running the bases for the first time since he was sidelined earlier this month with a calf-strain.
Manager Joe Girardi will not reveal what the plan moving forward is for the 39-year-old captain and did not confirm or deny if he’ll be ready for this weekend’s series against the...
After a very impressive win against Boston and a day off, the Yankees are back in the Bronx for a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Ivan Nova will start the first game, and will try to continue his recent string of success. Phil Hughes gets the ball for the nightcap. You can check out a full preview of today’s double-dip here.
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David Huff makes his Yankees debut in Tampa Bay. Credit: Bronx Baseball Daily
David Huff is a relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers acquired him on May 26, 2013 via waivers after the Cleveland Indians designated him for assignment on May 24, 2013.
He made his Yankees’ debut the same day, but was DFA’d again on the 28th of May, in a move that corresponded...
Jayson Nix was hit by an R.A. Dickey knuckleball during Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jays. He jogged to first base but was removed and sent for X-Rays which revealed a fractured left hand.
This is obviously nothing new for the Yankees who have seen their fair share of injuries over the course of the season. Nix had already been sidelined for an extended period after...
On Wednesday, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined an elite club by notching his 4,000th career hit in professional baseball.It is certainly no small feat to record that many hits over a career even if about one-third of them were amassed while playing in Japan.In fact, Ichiro recorded 1,278 hits in Japan's top baseball league, with the other 2,722 coming while playing...
The latest entry in the long-running series in which Brian Cashman discusses the current state of the New York Yankees. With his headwarmer.
Cashman: I’ve been thinking a lot about Dempster hitting A-Rod.
Headwarmer: Thinking? That’s not like you, Bri.
Cashman: It just doesn’t make sense to me. A-Rod has been living in his own reviled bubble for so long. Why would the Sox want...
Andy Pettitte pitched six effective innings, Curtis Granderson homered, and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 5-3 on Thursday after a 3 1/2-hour rain delay for their 10th straight victory against the Blue Jays.
Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run single, and the surging Yankees took advantage of a missed call to win their fifth consecutive game and 10th in 12 overall. New York improved...
New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined rare company today with hit No. 4000, a single off of Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
The first nine years of his pro career were spent in Japan with the Orix Blue Wave where he collected 1278 hits. He continued his hitting ways with the Seattle Mariners notching 10 straight seasons of 200...
Jayson Nix hit a tying homer in the seventh inning and a game-ending single in the ninth, lifting the Yankees to their second comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, 3-2 in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep.
In the opener, Robinson Cano and Chris Stewart each hit three-run homers to rally the Yankees from four runs down to beat the Blue Jays 8-4. Toronto lost...
In case you haven't heard, football is back at Yankee Stadium. It's too bad Joba Chamberlain doesn't know that the season doesn't start for a couple of weeks.
The Yankees reliever lost his footing while applying a tag to Jose Reyes that nearly knocks the Blue Jays shortstop over during the first game the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Maybe the struggling...
Ichiro Suzuki notched his 4,000th hit on Wednesday and if you really think about it, that is a ridiculous feat to accomplish. The hits occurred between his time between the Majors and Nippon Professional Baseball. Congrats, sir.
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Only Pete Rose (4,683), Ty Cobb (4,357), Hank Aaron (4,095), and Stan Musial (4,001) have ever collected 4,000 hits at the professional level. They were joined today by New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Suzuki slapped a single in the first inning tonight for his 4,000 hit against Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Suzuki of course collected some of these hits in professional...
Alex Rodriguez has boosted YES Network’s flagging New York Yankees ratings. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers are on pace for their highest rated month of the season, and “The ’99ers” was the second-most viewed ESPN “Nine […]