Found August 17, 2013 on NESN.com:
Ny_26th_annual_e82d
In 2009, when the Yankees’ expensive acquisitions meshed together for the team’s first World Series title in almost a decade, it was a 37-year-old brought up through the club’s system who got some of the biggest wins of all. Four years later, with New York fielding its shoddiest team in some time, that same pitcher is doing it again. Andy Pettitte went 6 2/3 innings Friday night, including retiring the first eight batters he faced, to pace the Yankees in their 10-3 win over the Red Sox. The win gives the Yankees, who are well back in American League East race at 63-58, a much-needed series-starting win against the AL East-leading Red Sox (72-52). “It’s good to get the first one, always,” Pettitte said. “Obviously, it makes it a lot easier to feel like you can win the series when you can win the first one. … We scored a lot of runs. It was a good win — it was a great win for us. We’ve got to win the series. We’ve got to win every series, it seems like.” Pettitte got significant help fro
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA

A-Rod's lawyer rips Yankees

Alex Rodriguez's new lawyer, top New York criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina, says the team misled A-Rod about his injuries.

As expected, it turns out Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis are not engaged

The gossip rags, sports blogs and women who felt they actually have a chance at landing the New York Yankees captain were all whipped up into a frenzy early on Thursday when a photos of Derek Jeter and semi-longtime gal pal Hannah Davis published in the New York Daily News showed the gorgeous supermodel sporting […]The post As expected, it turns out Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis...

Derek Jeter's WAG Hannah Davis has Better Muscle Tone, More Hair than He does

By now you know Derek Jeter is dating Direct TV Genie Hannah Davis. The Post nabbed them getting Starbucks yesterday. So who has better tone? The aging SS or the SI cover model (yeah, she grabbed some real estate there...)? Here's 22 more pics if you need help deciding. [More Bob’s Blitz Babes] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com...
THEY NAMED NAMES

A-Rod's people leaked documents?

Members of Alex Rodriguez's inner circle reportedly leaked names of players implicated in the Biogenesis scandal, including Ryan Braun, to the media.

The Yankees are now officially Done. Finished. Over. Kaput. Smoogey. Phlarm.

Yesterday, August 17, 2013—a date which will live in infamy— the United Yankees of America formally ended its reign as a major power in the baseball world.From now on, the best thing that can happen is that we lose. Yes, lose. Today, tomorrow, all next week and all next month. Just lose. (Except on Mariano's Day.) There is no point to winning a game here and there. It won...

Yankees' Derek Jeter out until at least next week

When asked if shortstop Derek Jeter will rejoin the New York Yankees' lineup by Sunday night, manager Joe Girardi told reporters -- including Kieran Darcy of ESPN New York -- that he "wouldn't think so." The skipper also wasn't willing to commit that Jeter will be available in time to be activated next week, as he continues to recover from the calf ailment...

Yankees transfer David Phelps to 60-day DL

The New York Yankees recently recalled left-hander David Huff to replace Dellin Betances in their bullpen. To make room for Huff on their roster, New York transferred right-hander David Phelps to the 60-day disabled list, according to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger. Phelps has been on the DL since the beginning of July with a strained forearm. Initially, the Yankees thought...

A-Rod denies leaking documents implicating others

‘If I’m going down, so are others’, seems to have been Alex Rodriguez’s frame of mind when he reportedly had his boys purchase documents implicating Brewers slugger Ryan Braun and Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelliand, then had them leaked after of a story came out in the Miami New Times about Rodriguez’s own PED misdeeds.

Yankees Game 121: Right-handed bats blowout Boston

Mark Reynolds goes deep in a great Yankees debut tonight. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) New York Yankees 10 — Boston Red Sox 3   A familiar hot bat and a newcomer back Pettitte in tonight’s 10-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Brett Gardner started the game with a single and moved to second on a Nunez sacrifice. Gardner would steal third and Robinson Cano walks to put runners...

A-Rod wants to focus on baseball

Alex Rodriguez says he's cutting off all non-baseball talk after a wild weekend of accusations and retaliations on and off the field. Rodriguez is not in the New York Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after playing both games of a doubleheader. The three-time MVP says he wants to put the focus solely on baseball while the Yankees make a push for a spot in the playoffs...

A-Rod Says He’s Not a Snitch; Could MLB Be Leaking False Info?

Alex Rodgriguez and Bud Selig aren’t the most trustworthy individuals, so who knows who is telling the truth, but it is in MLB’s best interest to make A-Rod look as bad as possible. Someone is lying and honestly I don’t know who. Alex Rodriguez on Friday strongly denied a report that he implicated fellow players, including New York Yankees teammate Francisco Cervelli, as...

Yankees sign Mark Reynolds to a contract

The New York Yankees have signed infielder Mark Reynolds to a major league contract. Reynolds, 30, was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week and choose to sign with the Yankees over three other clubs. While Reynolds batted only .215/.307/.373 with the Indians he did mash 15 home runs and could see regular time filling in at first, third and the DH spot in New York.

Angels 8, Yankees 4

Chris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees 8-4 on Thursday. Josh Hamilton and rookie J.B. Shuck each had an RBI single to help the struggling Angels prevent a four-game sweep. Wilson (13-6) won his fifth consecutive decision, keeping Alfonso Soriano...

Mike Napoli Out of Lineup as Red Sox Face Yankees Ace Hiroki Kuroda on Dustin Pedroia’s Birthday

Mark Reynolds, Alfonso Soriano and the rest of the Yankees got their hacks in Friday night, but if Red Sox fans had to pick any pitcher to come to the mound to halt Boston’s three-game losing streak (aside from a healthy Clay Buchholz), it would be John Lackey. Despite having not recorded a win since July 12 and not faring all that well in his last outing against the Bronx Bombers...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.