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As if things weren’t bad enough for the New York Yankees, now they have one of their veterans making some bold predictions.
The Bronx Bombers made a trip to West Point Saturday afternoon to close out a very long and stressful spring training, but it’s what long-time Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte said before the game that has baseball analysts scratching their heads.
“I don’t let my mind go in that direction because I think we’re going to win our division and I expect us to be in the World Series. Bottom line,” Pettitte told ESPN.com. “I think we got the pitching and bullpen to do that and I feel like if people think we’re going to be short on scoring runs, we’re going to figure out how to score enough runs to me. To me, I feel great about our club.”
The Yankees are already without starters Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Michael Pineda to open up the season against the Red Sox Monday afternoon. They acquired Vernon Wells from the Angels on Tuesday to
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Many of the preseason projections have the New York Yankees missing the playoffs this season, but veteran starting pitcher Andy Pettitte believes otherwise.
"I don't let my mind go in that direction because I
Regular Season Game 1
YANKEES vs Red Sox
First Pitch: 1:05 PM | TV: YES/ESPN | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Ben Francisco DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
LHP CC Sabathia
RED SOX (0-0)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Wonder what it takes to have a photo featured on the front page of the New York Times? Take Alex Rodriguez, an iPhone and an Instagram account and presto.
On Saturday the New York Yankees and the United States Military Academy met with the Bombers finishing off the Cadets with a 10-5 win over Army at Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field.
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Francisco Cervelli brought in the only runs for the Yankees today. (Photo Credit: Brent Mayne)
Boston Red Sox 8 — New York Yankees 2
The regular season is officially under way in today’s 8-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
CC Sabathia is the ace of the Yankees pitching staff and got the start today. After a strong first inning that featured two strikeouts, a walk of Jarrod...
Alex Rodriguez says he's committed to returning from hip surgery and is looking forward to proving he can regain the form that made him a three-time AL MVP.
The New York Yankees third baseman spoke before Monday's opener against Boston, his first public comments since the Jan. 16 operation on his left hip. His surgeon said A-Rod should be able to return to the Yankees around...
The New York Yankees defeated Army 10-5 in an exhibition baseball game on Saturday. Look inside for photos of the event.
Your browser does not support iframes.Army played host to the storied Yankees Saturday afternoon in what was essentially a final tuneup for New York before they open their regular season on Monday.All in all, it was a patriotic affair in West Point. The game combined America's national pastime and its bravest men and women, with arguably the greatest sports franchise in history...
Sorry, world. The New York Yankees just won April Fools' Day 2013. The Yanks serenaded their hated rivals the Boston Red Sox with "The Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back as the Sox walked onto the field at Yankee Stadium. Perfect revenge for all those "Evil Empire" jokes throughout the years.
And the music the Yanks walked out to? The theme from...
Kevin Youkilis earned the respect of teammates and fans during his eight-plus seasons in Boston. None of that matters now.
“Now he’s one of the bad guys. We’ve got to worry about him,” Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester told reporters on Sunday.
Youkilis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2001, won two World Series rings and was selected to three All-Star Games during his time in...
We shouldn't get too caught up over one game right? NAHHHHH. CUE THE DUCKBOATS.
162-0 baby! The Red Sox attacked an unusally shaky CC Sabathia and Jon Lester managed to work through a rough inning and let the bullpen come in and do shut down the Yankees and come out with an 8-2 win.
This wasn't a classic Sox victory with the lineup cranking out three or four homers...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 1 @ 1:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (0-0, 0.00) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (0-0 0.00)
TV: NESN, YES, ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (0-0, 0.00) vs Hiroki Kuroda, RHP (0-0, 0.00)
TV: NESN, YES, ESPN2, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio...