Found April 25, 2013 on
Lady At The Bat:
Over the past week, the New York Yankees have played seven games and have committed at least one error in five of them. They also lost four of those five games. Given that the current Yankees (despite maintaining power levels that few expected) do not resemble the well-rounded offensive juggernauts of previous years, pitching and defense are all the more important.A clean game keeps the fielders on their toes and, more importantly, keeps the pitch counts of the starters low. A sloppy game, on the other hand, can be deflating especially when they lead to unearned runs. On Wednesday night this trend continued as Brennan Boesch, the backup outfielder getting a rare start against the Tampa Bay Rays, committed an error on a Kelly Johnson single. Boesch came in to field the ball which skipped through his legs causing him to turn around and chase a turf-aided baseball that was speeding toward the right field wall.Jose Molina, who can be generously described as lumbering, reached second...
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Yesterday, the tortured Voice of Reverse Juju - Alphonso - called out the Yankee farm system, contending that the only reason it has a top 10 list of prospects is that is has 10 players. The words stung like rubbing alcohol after a botched Gillette MACH 3 Turbo Razor shave. No one who read it could ever again drive through Scranton or Trenton without shuddering with despair.To...
Kevin Youkilis was once again unable to suit up for the New York Yankees last night, the fifth-straight game he's been sidelined due to a back ailment. If the corner infielder isn't ready to return by Saturday, manager Joe Girardi told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- that Youkilis could be placed on the disabled list.
Girardi said Youkilis is dealing...
Mason Williams may just need some driving lessons.
The 21-year-old Yankees prospect was pulled over early Thursday morning in Tampa for when an officer saw him weaving and traveling about 10 mph over the speed limit, according to TampaBay.com.
Williams allegedly displayed “clues of impairment,” so the officer arrested him. However, when Williams took a breath test, he was reportedly...
Yankees first basemen Mar Teixeira will not be ready to return to the team on May 1. The return of Teixeira to the lineup will not happen until his injured wrist responds favorably to increased activity.
Teixeira tore the tendon sheath in his right wrist while preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
“Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,” said Teixeira. “I wish...
Mason Williams, widely considered the New York Yankees top prospect in their minor league system, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Tampa, reports The New York Daily News.
Williams, an outfielder for the Yankees' Class-A Tampa affiliate, was pulled over "in the area of Armenia and Kennedy" of Tampa, according to the arrest...
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had been aiming to return from the disabled list on May 1. However, he told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- yesterday that he's now acknowledging that he will not meet this target as he continues to recover from his wrist injury.
"Obviously, I was being as optimistic as I could,"
Teixeira said. "...
The Yankees play in game two of their four game set with the Blue Jays tonight from the Bronx. After winning the opener last night, Ivan Nova takes the ball in his fourth start of the season. Josh Johnson, who was originally scheduled to start for the Jays, has been scratched with tightness in his triceps. Former Yankee Aaron Laffey will get the start instead. Kevin Youkilis will...
Police say New York Yankees outfield prospect Mason Williams has been charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Florida.
Tampa police say the 21-year-old was driving a 2012 Range Rover in an erratic manner early Thursday and was clocked at about 53 mph in a 40 mph speed zone.
A police report says Williams appeared impaired when he performed field sobriety...
As the current New York Yankees' active roster continues to surprise
fans and keep the Yankees afloat, some of the Yankees’ injured stars inch
closer to their projected return dates. The Yankees are 12-9, 2.5 games behind
in the A.L. East as play begins on April 26. Here is the latest Yankees’ injury
Recent reports showed a crack in the same...
During a press conference yesterday, New York Yankees
shortstop Derek Jeter told reporters – including Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York
– that he has “no doubt” that he’ll return at some point this season.
Jeter said that he has to wait for the broken bone in his
foot to heal. At that point, the Yankees’ captain will be able to pick up his
level of activate.
Sorry for the lack of posting, I've been distracted by the Knicks-Celtics playoff series and work. Anyway, here are the pitching matchups for Yanks-Jays:
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 2.35) vs. LHP Mark Buehrle (1-0, 5.87)
Game 2: Friday @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (1-1, 6.14) vs. RHP Josh Johnson...
Derek Jeter has no doubt he will return to the New York Yankees
this season at the same level that made him one of baseball's most
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay is winless in all five of Price's starts this year. The left-hander (0-2) allowed three runs and eight hits over eight-plus innings.
Robinson Cano ended AL Cy Young Award winner David Price's night with...