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New York Yankees
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AL BEast Notebook – April 15
For all the doom and gloom of the preseason and then Opening Week, things have turned pretty well for New York lately. The Yankees have won five of their last six to sit at 6-5, much of the pitching is going well and the offense is finding pleasant surprises.
There was cause for concern when CC Sabathia looked lifeless on Opening Day and then Hiroki Kuroda’s hand was struck by a line drive in the second game, but since then the top of the rotation has been all that you could want. Kuroda pitched an absolute gem on Sunday night, going the full nine innings and not even allowing a runner to reach second base until two outs in the ninth (thanks to an error and fielders choice). After a dreadful second inning against the Red Sox, Sabathia has responded with just one earned run in his last 18 innings. Andy Pettitte has been stellar on the mound, allowing just one run in each of his two starts.
The lineup picked up last week, led by Robinson Cano who hit .500 ...
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AROUND THE WEB
Kuroda dominates for his fifth career complete game shutout.
Baltimore Orioles 0 — New York Yankees 3
Hiroki Kuroda pitched an amazing game in tonight’s 3-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees turned to Hiroki Kuroda in the rubber game with the Baltimore Orioles and the choice could not have been better. In a clear dominant fashion, Kuroda twirled a complete game...
This is scary. Almost exactly three years ago, CC Sabathia took a no-hitter against the Rays into the eighth, when Kelly Stoppach singled. Joe Girardi quickly waddled from the latrine, gave CC the hook (we were leading 8-0) and later proclaimed CC would never have thrown a no-no, because Joe was going to take him out in the ninth. That day, CC threw 111 pitches.Frankly, I wondered...
Fashion 101: Vertical stripes make someone look skinnier. Horizontal stripes make someone look — um, wider.
Scott Van Pelt found that out the hard way in the latest of ESPN’s “This Is SportsCenter” commercials, where the TV man wears a horizontally striped gray suit that has him looking like a sumo wrestler. CC Sabathia, however, looks nice and trim — thanks, of course...
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is the star of the latest "This is SportsCenter" commercial from ESPN. And the video may or may not poke fun at the southpaw's hefty size.In the spot, Sabathia teams up with anchors Steve Levy and Scott Van Pelt in what essentially turns into a fashion lesson on how to look thin. The ad begins with Sabathia and Levy talking about...
The format for when interleague baseball is played has changed, but the Yankees are hoping CC Sabathia's success in it will not. Sabathia remains one of baseball's winningest interleague pitchers as he gets ready to face the visiting Diamondbacks for the first time in nearly 11 years Wednesday night.
Sabathia (2-1, 2.25 ERA) is tied for fourth all-time with 22 interleague...
Hiroki Kuroda pitched a five-hitter for his fifth major league shutout and Brett Gardner hit his first home run off a left-handed pitcher since July 2010, leading the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Sunday night.
Kuroda (2-1) struck out four and walked none, lifting the Yankees back over .500 at 6-5.
Kuroda's eighth inning ended with a snappy double play started...
While it is nowhere on par with John Clayton’s phenomenal “This is SportsCenter” ad from last September, ESPN’s latest entry into the always-amusing ads promoting its flagship show is nevertheless a delightful little commercial.
Starring New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, the commercial features the husky hurler extolling the slimming benefits of the Yankees uniform’s...
This is absolutely accurate because C.C. Sabathia actually weighs 4.2 tons. Hides the rolls well under those pinstrip…
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Vertical stripes - pinstripes even - are supposed to have a slimming effect. On the flip side, wearing horizontal stripes or hoops does the opposite, making you look a bit wider than you actually are. These theories have been put to the test, but the best evidence may come courtesy of this new This is SportsCenter ad.
CC Sabathia is having a casual conversation with Steve Levy...
The Yankees square off against the Diamondbacks in game two of a three-game set from the Bronx tonight. CC Sabathia will look to stifle the Dbacks lineup, while 2012 Rookie of the Year runner up Wade Miley will get his first career start against the Bronx Bombers. Here are the lineups for both teams:
Arizona Diamondbacks (8-5)
A.J. Pollock LF
Martin Prado 3B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Yesterday featured some brilliant picks. The Twins over the Angels? I had it. The Padres over the Dodgers? Yep. Got that one. Unfortunately, there were some really stupid picks that canceled out the smart ones. Picks like the Indians over the Red Sox. Did I really pick Ubaldo Jimenez. Oh Ubaldo. Ubaldo. What the heck was I thinking? And I picked the Cubs over the Rangers!?
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (0-1, 7.71) vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (0-1, 7.71)
Game 2: Tomorrow @ 7:05 PM | TV: MY9 | Radio: WCBS
LHP CC Sabathia (2-1, 2.25) vs LHP Wade Miley (2-0, 2.13)
Game 3: Thursday @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Phil Hughes (0-2, 10.29) vs LHP Patrick Corbin (2-0, 1.50)
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