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To say the New York Yankeesare on a roll would be an understatement.
Currently the Bombers are on a nine game winning streak having steamrolled over the Mets, Braves and this past weekend the Washington Nationals.
The Yankees are 9-1 in their last 10 games; and have won 19 of their last 23. They are 40-25 on the season, which is the best in the AL; and second only to the LA Dodgers (42-25) overall.
Still, Yankee fans have to keep things in perspective, as just less than a month ago (May 21st) this same team was 21-21, and were sitting at the bottom of the AL East.
And as GM Brian Cashman recently told fans in an MLB.com Chatting Cage, “Patience has to be a part of this game of baseball. It’s 162 games; it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”
Now with the July 31st trade deadline creeping up, the million-dollar question is will Cashman & Co. be consumers or just window shoppers?
Well, before even focusing on availability and asking price, the Yankees need to weigh out their option...
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Quick: Who are the stars of the 9-game streak? Nope, sir... not A-Rod or Jeet. Not CC or Robbie. Try Hughes and Nova, Rapada and Eppley. Think Dewayne Wise. And what do they all have in common?They've been on the cusp of being demoted to baseball's biggest hellhole, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees -- the Traveling Wilkes Barres - who haven't set a footprint into...
Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]
Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is out of the lineup against the Washington Nationals a day after leaving the game with a bruised quad.
New York manager Joe Girardi says Swisher is unavailable to pinch-hit Sunday and is day-to-day. Swisher says he hopes to return Monday against Atlanta.
Swisher walked into the clubhouse Sunday morning with a slight limp and carrying crutches under...
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]
The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx for a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. C.C. Sabathia is on the mound for New York tonight. In his last outing vs. the Braves, the southpaw went 7 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 6 for the win. Nick Swisher [...]
Ivan Nova pitched effectively into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight start, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hit solo homers, and the New York Yankees beat the on-the-rise Washington Nationals 4-1 Sunday to complete a sweep of the series between division leaders.
Nova (9-2) gave up seven hits and a run in an efficient, mostly trouble-free 7 2-3 innings, keeping him...
The New York Yankees have been riding high as of late, winners of their last seven games entering Saturday. It would seem that things in the rotation were coming together behind #1 starter CC Sabathia. Even though Andy Pettitte has exceeded expectations since returning from the land of retirement at the age of 40, the Yanks want one [...]
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double in the 14th inning Saturday as the New York Yankees won their eighth straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3.
Teixeira's drive to the right field corner off Brad Lidge (0-1) brought home Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter in the longest game by innings played by either team this season.
Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get the...
Twenty-four straight,That's where we would be,If only the YankeesHad listened to me.Back against the Angels, I told my TV,"Dammit, take out Phil Hughes!"He's just throwing BP!But nobody listened,We lost nine to eight.If I ran this team,We'd have twenty four straight.Then that loss to Dan Haren,I'd play a new card.I would have walked PujolsSo he couldn...
WASHINGTON -- You might think a New York Yankees squad sitting atop the American League would not be jazzed over a single regular season win in June. Maybe for the long haul, it would have made sense to let a lengthy extra-inning game played in the heat and after a night game slip away. Think again. Mark Teixeira delivered the go-ahead two-run double in the 14th inning and the...
WASHINGTON -- Mark Teixeira delivered the go-ahead two-run double in the 14th inning and the Yankees survived a battle of the bullpens as New York downed the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday afternoon. The Yankees' season-high eighth straight win and second consecutive over the Nationals (38-25) improved their American League-best record to 39-25. New York improved to 3...
NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia struck out 10, Derek Jeter drove in three runs and the New York Yankees won their 10th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night.
Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano hit solo home runs as the Yankees matched their longest winning streak since May 2005.
The team with the AL's best record kept rampaging in interleague play -- all 10 of...