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AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees The way that Dellin Betances has pitched this season, he must truly be aiming to become the next “Wild Thing.” Betances showed no control again last night, allowing seven walks and throwing two wild pitches in just 4.2 innings. The rest of the line was decent enough – Betances gave up [...]
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Compared to the last few seasons where the Yankees have become accustomed to the consistent production from the bat of Robinson Cano, there hasn’t been too much of the same on display this season. His .299 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBIs that pad his stats this year are a bit misleading, because [...]
Interesting things happen when home runs are hit to the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. In Game 4 of the 2010 ALCS, Robinson Cano hit a home run there, just beyond the grasp of Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz. That home run made the score 1-0, Yankees. The Rangers went on to win the game 10-3, so the home run itself was meaningless. (Well, it might have had meaning...
ESPN New York has reported that the Yankees gave Chipper Jones the third base from Yankee Stadium before the game on Wednesday. Jones has stated that the 2012 season will be his last as a major league baseball player. So to honor him, the Yankees handed him third base, the position he plays.
He was given the base from Yankees captain Derek Jeter, and his former Braves teammate...
Alex Rodriguez has been a mainstay in the middle of the lineup for his entire career, lengthening orders and delivering fatal blows to opposing teams. From his days in Seattle to his days in the Bronx, A-Rod has been the model of consistency. You could pencil him in for at least 30 home runs and [...]
The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with 19-year old Cuban pitcher Omar Luis Rodriguez. The fireballing young lefthander— who had defected from Cuba and declared a free agent earlier this month— was offered a minor league contract worth $4-$5 million by the Yankees and won't need to be added to the 40-man roster.
The signing was first reported by MLB.com, who also...
Ah, those glorious dog days. Pitchers are tired, the air provides fly balls with that extra kick, and suddenly, home runs start flying, especially at parks like Yankee Stadium. Usually, they come in August. But we had our first such experience of the 2012 season on June 20, and the results were not pretty for Phil Hughes.
The Braves took full advantage of his propensity for the gopher...
So, it ends at 10. It was a fun winning streak, one that I will remember for years.Or, will I?The last time the Yankees won 10 in a row was back in 2005. I have absolutely no memory of it. It makes sense, considering the hundreds of games played since '05. But, then again, this was a 10-game winning streak. That's not something that is done every week. Funny how the mind...
Two weeks, ago, the New York Yankees began a 10-game winning streak with a three-game sweep of the New York Mets. After back-to-back losses, they'll be looking to begin a new run against their rival.
The Yankees bring their potent lineup to Citi Field on Friday night to face a Mets team that's on a streak of stellar pitching.
The Yankees swept the Mets from June 8-10 in...
Mets vs. Yankees Picks
The weekend is here and we’ve got a couple MLB picks for you to look at.
The Mets are doing their thing right now and can be found in second place in the NL East. They’re winners of three straight and now get their chance at redemption at their crosstown rivals.
On Friday we’ll see Jonathon Niese come up against veteran hurler Andy Pettitte...