Found April 09, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Joe Maddon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you think the New York Yankees are in trouble? Well, the Yankees are off to a horrid start to the 2012 season, as they got out pitched, out hit and out managed by the Tampa Bay Rays who swept the Bombers right out of Tropicana Field this past weekend. Even though it is the beginning of the season, I was embarrassed for the Yankees, as it seems like the same old story from the end of 2011 to many men left on base, 26 in total. Since there are 158 games left to play to say anyone is in trouble would be ridiculous but getting swept to start the season certainly doesn’t feel good. Here are two things to ponder over in the wake of this semi-concern: 1) Anyone watching the three games will tell you that Rays skipper Joe Maddon might have just taught the rest of baseball how to beat the New York Yankees by employing defensive shifts. Righty or lefty bat didn’t matter, as the Rays scouting reports had an answer for almost every Yankee hitter as they...

Yankees Game 4 Lineup: 04/09/12

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4358\">The Yankees are sending 16-game winner Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70 ERA in 2011) to the mound tonight against the Baltimore...

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<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4165\">Hiroki Kuroda (13-16, 3.07 ERA in 2011) will be making his Yankees debut tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays in the...

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