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The Outside Corner:
Freddy Garcia made his 2012 debut on Tuesday night for the New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles and did something only seven other pitchers have done in the history of baseball: throw at least five wild pitches.
The last pitcher to throw five pitches by his catcher was Rick Ankiel 12 years ago during the playoffs when the lefty melted down in his third inning of work and was never the same again (and now he's a hitter).
The last to do it in a regular season game was Ken Howell in April 1989 for Garcia's former team. Similar to Garcia, Howell made it into the fifth inning despite his wildness and even picked up the win (Garcia was pulled after he hit a batter in the fifth, so he couldn't get the win, but the Yankees did wind up winning in 12).
Interestingly, this is the third time in MLB history a pitcher has thrown at least five wild pitches on April 10 -- J.R. Richard threw six in 1979 and Bill Gullickson threw six three years later in 1982. Phil Niekro (1...
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From Andrew Marchand:Hiroki Kuroda has never played in Yankee Stadium. So when he throws the first home pitch for the Yankees a little after 1 p.m. on Friday, he will have more nerves than anything else.
"Rather than being excited, I'm more worried about how I'm going to perform," Kuroda said through his interpreter.
"Since I've never pitched...
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New York Yankees 6 — Baltimore Orioles 2
A perfect night at the plate by Derek Jeter and 7 innings from Ivan Nova got the Yankees their first win of the season...
In the movie Major League, Ricky Vaughn (played by none other than Charlie Sheen), came out to the song Wild Thing by The Troggs. That was partly due to his personality, but also because Ricky had a little trouble throwing strikes. in Major League Baseball, Mitch Williams took that role, and adopted the same song for similar reasons.
After last night’s poor performance...
Buffalo, NY – It was a record breaking day for the Bisons in their home opener as they dominated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 12-3 in front of an announced 10,905 fans at Coca-Cola Field.
The 12 runs broke the Bisons previous record for runs in a home opener, a 10 run outing in a win over Pawtucket in 2003.
While the bulk of the runs came in the fourth inning, the Buffalo...
The New York Yankees (2-3) beat the Baltimore Orioles (3-2) 5-4 in 12 innings, tonight at Camdem Yards.
Freddy Garcia made his first start of the season and it was tough to watch. He went 4.2 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 runs (1 HR), walked 3 and struck out 3 batters for 98 pitches.
The Bullpen pitched scoreless 7.1 innings pitched, allowed 2 hits, walked 2 and struck...
HOUSTON- Nameplates are often last on the checklist in the frenzy of player transactions, thus while Justin Maxwell was sufficiently outfitted for his Astros debut and announced his arrival with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, the space next to the No. 22 above his locker remained blank afterward.
That logistical hazard did...
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Jason Giambi has not
been a New York Yankee since 2008 & ever since his last appearance; the
masses have only been saying one thing about him. Bust.
That could not be further from the truth. Did he live up to the contract that was
I know that the season is just beginning,and that players are just beginning to get the feel for the game again, but what I saw from David Robertson yesterday definitely blew my mind.
Even though he only pitched one inning and struck only one hitter and walked one, I could see how every hitter looked helpless when facing him. His pitch location was perfect and his fastball was...
The New York Yankees finally won their first game of the season,
using four hits by Derek Jeter and an effective pitching
performance by Ivan Nova to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday