Found May 10, 2013 on
Andy Pettitte had two odd moments on the mound over the last couple of weeks. These senior lapses have resulted in crucial runs allowed.
Let’s begin with last Sunday’s start against the A’s ….
Pettitte was facing Luke Montz leading off the 4th inning. The score was 1-1. From the windup, Pettitte pitched himself into a full count. Montz then fouled off a couple of pitches, which led to the 8th pitch of the at-bat….
That is when Pettitte decided he would throw from the stretch. Andy delivered a belt-high, 88 mph fastball down the center of the plate and Montz cracked it into the leftfield seats, giving Oakland the lead. The Yankees would come back and tie the game, but eventually lose on an 8th inning homer by Josh Donaldson.
Why throw that single pitch from the stretch, with no runners on base? I’m not sure the question was asked and I’m not sure anyone even noticed.
3-2 count, nobody on, nobody out, pitching from stretch for the first time in the at-bat
Then there was...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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...
Wednesday night it paid off to have a former National League Manager of the Year at the helm of the New York Yankees. Girardi, who won the award in 2006 with the Florida Marlins, had to show off some of that National League ingenuity in game two of the interleague matchup with the Colorado Rockies. Before the game even started, Girardi raised some eyebrows with his decision to bat...
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...
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...
The New York Yankees have a long and storied history filled with a countless number of great players. It would be impossible for anyone, even the most diehard of Yankees fans, to recite them all on cue.Well, not unless you are this 18-month-old girl, who masterfully recites both names and numbers of some of the greatest Yankees in history. She has a little help from her parents,...
The Yankees’ coaches had a good time messing with Robinson Cano after racking up his 1,500th hit on Thursday night. We aren’t sure what they wrote on the ‘fake’ ball but they sure had a good time yucking it up after Cano took a close look at the ball which they had written on. Classic old men joke.
Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Curtis Granderson delivered a base hit in his first rehab game on Friday and is now able to play a full nine innings. Granderson has been out since early in Spring Training when he broke his arm on a pitch from J.A. Happ, but appears to be ready to return to the Yankees’ outfield, most likely to left field.
Granderson played his first rehab game with the with the Scranton/Wilkes...
Back on Wednesday night, the best catch in the realm of Major League Baseball might have a come from a fan in Coors Fielder.
After Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells hit a home run against Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio, a fan in the left field seats made a great catch of the ball with his hat:
Your browser does not support iframes.
(Courtesy of Beer Mug Sports)
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)
On Wednesday night, Joe Girardi batted David Phelps eighth in the lineup ahead of rookie Austin Romine. The part I have never seen the Yankees do in any World Series game or interleague matchup was the pitcher batting ahead of the catcher.
Of course, it’s not unprecedented, and that drew the ire of some critics. Tony LaRussa made a living on batting the pitcher eighth and many...
The chalk outline is still there!!!
Your browser does not support iframes.No glove? No problem?This Colorado Rockies fan made it work Wednesday night when he was able to snag a home run hit by New York Yankees hitter Vernon Wells by using nothing but his hat. The spectacle took place in the thin air of Coors Field.The Yankees went on to win, 3-2, so Wells' blast proved to be crucial.