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New York Yankees
Phil Hughes pitched eight shutout innings of four-hit ball for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.
Chris Stewart and Lyle Overbay homered against Bartolo Colon, sending the A's to their only loss in the right-hander's six starts this year. Hughes (1-2) struck out nine and outpitched his former New York teammate for his first victory since Sept. 20 against Toronto.
Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who bounced back from a 2-0 loss to A.J. Griffin in the series opener Friday night and improved to 7-2 on their 10-game homestand.
Oakland has dropped 10 of 15 after opening the season 12-4. The A's, who had won six of eight against New York, are 13-3 against AL West teams and 4-11 vs. everyone else.
Hughes, hit hard while losing his first two starts of the season, turned in his fourth consecutive strong outing of at least six innings and no more than two runs allowed. And th...
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Phil Hughes pitched 8 scoreless for his first win. (Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 4
Phil Hughes put together his best start this season in today’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Phil Hughes started today’s game and was outstanding. Defense helped him right from the beginning. The first batter, John Jaso, almost went...
It was about 18 months ago that the Yankees traded top prospect Jesus Montero for Mariners pitching phenom Michael Pineda.
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pineda arrived to Spring Training with a bum shoulder that required surgery, which has barred him from throwing his first pitch in the Bronx.
Well that is all about to change, as GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York that...
Ichiro Suzuki is known to do funky things to stay in peak baseball shape, like keeping his bats in a climate-controlled case. We can only guess what he uses his new, giant refrigerators for.
A massive place to keep his snacks is just one of the perks Suzuki has going for him in his new digs at 111 Central Park North. The kitchen reportedly includes two fridges, two dishwashers and...
The New York Yankees have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room for him the organization has opted to designate right handed pitcher Cody Eppley for assignment. Claiborne is expected to pitch in middle-relief.
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During yesterday’s Hughesian victory over the untrimmed beards of Oakland, The Master revealed one long-awaited Homer Holler and fueled the growing Yankee “Adopt Lyle Overbay” campaign by adding a secondary component to the regular clobber-slobber.For starters, John ended speculation that Chris Stewart, an eternal backup catcher, would never receive his personalized Homer Holler...
Ronnier Mustelier returned to action this week (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
Every Sunday through the remainder of the season, we will be doing a “Week in Review” of the minor league level. Covering four teams in a night gets time-consuming, and at BronxPinstripes, (I think) we want quality over quantity. Therefore, I will put all my efforts into touching on some of the big...
While there is zero evidence tht a corked bat actually helps a batter to hit a ball further, there are still people out there that believe it makes a different. New York Yankees Hall of Fame centerfielder Mickey Mantle, the greatest player ever in all of sports that never actually reached his full potential, allegedly used a corked bat sometime during his career during the 1960s...
Which team do you think has been the most surprising in the American League to start the year? Which team would you think has been the most disappointing? I can give you a clue on who are my lead teams for both categories.
After a month of baseball not much has changed for a few teams in the American League from where they left off last season. In the AL Central the division leading...
The Yankees welcome the Oakland A’s into town tonight to begin a three-game weekend set. So far, New York has gone 6-1 on their current 10 game homestand, and look to CC Sabathia this evening to continue the winning trend. Going for Oakland will be righty A.J. Griffin. The Yankees also welcome in some new faces to the clubhouse; infielder Chris Nelson was acquired from the Rockies...
The traditional definition of a closer is
“A relief pitcher called upon to protect a lead late in a game.”
However dictionaries around the world should revise their respective definition to the most exact wording of all. “Mariano Rivera”. Plain and simple, no other explanation or definition required.
As a loyal supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays, I have witnessed the...
Setup man David Robertson is out for the banged-up Yankees' series against the Oakland Athletics because of a sore left hamstring, leaving Mariano Rivera as New York's only regular late-inning reliever available against the defending AL West champions.
Seventh-inning specialist Joba Chamberlain was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to April...