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Sports by Colin:
Using a piercing cutter and pinpoint control, borderline Hall of Famer Andy Pettitte guided the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Saturday in Kansas City. As a three-time All-Star who has captured five crowns in pinstripes, the 40-year-old Pettitte (4-2, 3.83 ERA) whiffed seven Royals and only surrendered two runs over seven strong innings. Sitting atop the American League East with a record of 22-13, Pettitte, CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Mariano Rivera are the primary reasons New York remains dominant despite numerous injuries. Blessed with an extremely solid bullpen anchored by the ageless Rivera, … Continue reading →
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WHOLE BAG OF SHH
One thing to know about Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain: he really doesn't like it when he gets shushed, even by the greatest closer of all-time.
The international man of mystery, Vidal Nuno takes the mound today in the doubleheader against Cleveland.He pitched two weeks ago in relief, hurling two shutout innings, although some balls were hit so hard they bounced off the walls to the outfielders, who threw runners out trying to take extra bases. We haven't seen him since. But his cholesterol count looked great in Scranton...
On Friday, the New York Yankees returned to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to face the Royals for the first time since last year when Mariano Rivera suffered a torn ACL while shagging fly balls in the outfield. Rivera's teammates had a friendly prank waiting for him as he returned to the "scene of the crime", with a chalk outline in the spot where he fell and a sign...
DEFENDING THE NAME
Mickey Mantle’s family issued a statement and retained a law firm on Monday to dispute the allegation that the Hall of Famer used a corked bat when he played.
Not many MLB players can laugh off a season-ending ACL injury, but Mariano Rivera isn’t like most baseball players.
Rivera’s torn ACL occurred at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City last year when the legendary closer was shagging fly balls. The Yankees returned to KC on Friday and New York bullpen coach Mike Harkey had some fun by drawing a Rivera-shaped chalk outline on the warning...
Last night in Scranton, the eternal super-prospect Dellin Betances emerged from the bullpen and threw two scoreless innings, peaked at 97 on the radar, and walked only one batter. Only one. Been a long time since an appearance by Dellin Betances only produced one base on balls.That's because Dellin didn't start. But maybe he started his second life. The first one died from...
After notching his 500th career win last night as a manager, Joe Girardi and the Yankees look to take game two of a three game set against the Royals tonight. Andy Pettitte, who has cooled off since his hot start, gets the ball for New York against former Ray James Shields. Look for Robinson Cano to have a good game, as he has absolutely owned Shields throughout his career. In 75...
It seems like New York Yankees pitchers’ Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain have made nice and their short lived ‘feud’ is over. The Yankees PR department pulled off a great PR move by Tweeting out a photo of the two pitchers hugging in the clubhouse on Sunday morning singling that all is well.
It was reported that the two got into a tiff on Saturday prior to the Yankees game...
The New York Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East with the second-best record in all of baseball, so as soon as they have that best record in baseball status locked up – and maybe toss in a few highway robbery trades as well – all will be well in the universe, according to Yankees fans. One of the luxuries of being “business as usual” for baseball’s highest...
Reportedly, before the Yankees game against the Royals on Saturday, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera exchanged words in the clubhouse. Apparently Rivera was having trouble hearing the media’s questions because Chamberlain was speaking to loud to his family. Rivera said “Joba! Yo! Bro! Shhh. Stop it.”
Joba was having none of that from Rivera. Chamberlain responded...
The New York Yankees have yet another entry to the disabled
list. On Sunday, May 12, the Yankees placed infielder Edwin Nunez on the 15-day
disabled list due to tightness in his rib cage. Nunez last played on May 5, so
he is eligible to return to the lineup on May 20. Indications are that Nunez
should return by then.
Hoch reported that Nunez strained...
For the first time since his ACL injury in 2012, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera found himself shagging fly balls at Kaufman Stadium with New York in town to play the Kansas City Royals.
Before he came out, Rivera's teammates decided to play a funny prank on him by hanging up a sign that says "No Mo Zone" and a chalk-outline of himself:
(Courtesy of Busted Coverage)
The chalk outline is still there!!!