Found April 18, 2013 on Lady At The Bat:
The game was almost over last night. Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, had successfully bounced back from a rough first inning to give up only three runs over eight innings. The offense, led by Brett Gardner and Travis Hafner, showed just enough combined patience, timing and power to eke out a win. Only Mariano Rivera needed to come in and shut the door against his 2001 World Series nemesis the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the bottom of the ninth inning and the batter was Eric Chavez. Rivera worked him to a 2-2 count then seemed to win the battle by inducing what seemed to be a routine groundball to shortstop. Except the current shortstop for the New York Yankees is Eduardo Nunez. The same Nunez who committed four errors in fifty-eight total chances at shortstop in the major leagues last season and was consequently sent down to the minor leagues. The same Nunez who has a career .934 fielding percentage at the shortstop position. And the same Nunez who makes a Yankees fan take and...

CC Sabathia and Pitching to the Score

Since Clubhouse Confidential is an off-season only show, the MLB Network has created a new show called MLB Now, where Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds frequently disagree on differing topics. On yesterday’s show, the two briefly discussed the value of pitcher wins, as you can see in this clip below. Your browser does not support iframes. In that segment, Harold Reynolds cites CC...

D-backs' task gets no easier against Sabathia

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...

Jeter has a new crack in ankle, out ’til ASB

AL BEast Notebook – April 18 Well, Eduardo Nunez, this is your chance. After breaking his ankle in the playoffs last October, Derek Jeter set his sights on April 1, Opening Day, to return to the field. When that didn’t work the goal was May 1. Now the time for seeing The Captain playing shortstop in pinstripes is way down the road. A CT scan revealed a small crack in his ankle...

Yankees rally to give Sabathia third win of season

The New York Yankees rallied for a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. CC Sabathia went eight innings, yielding three runs on six hits. With the win he is now 3-1 on the year. The Yankees trialled going into the bottom of the seventh but rallied for four. He’ll take on the Rays in Tampa next.

SportsCenter spot with CC Sabathia lauds benefits of vertical pinstripes (video)

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...

Yankees Game 13: Pronk breaks tie

Pronk’s fourth home run was a game-winning home run. Arizona Diamondbacks 3 — New York Yankees 4   Travis Hafner comes through in the eighth in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.   CC Sabathia started tonight’s game and struggled in the beginning. A two-run home run by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt put the Yankees in an early hole. Sabathia would settle down...

New ‘This Is Sports Center’ Commercial Makes You Think Twice About What You Wear

This is absolutely accurate because C.C. Sabathia actually weighs 4.2 tons. Hides the rolls well under those pinstrip… [[ Read More ]]

Scott Van Pelt put on a few pounds in new This is SportsCenter ad

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...

Derek Jeter won’t be back until after All-Star break

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter learned Thursday after making an unscheduled trip to Charlotte to see his ankle surgeon that he has a small crack in the area of his previous injury, reports the New York Daily News. “Asked if something happened during

Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 3

Travis Hafner's big hit didn't surprise CC Sabathia. Not one bit. Hafner had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to make a winner of Sabathia, who settled down after a shaky start and helped the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night. ''I've seen Haf when he's locked in, so I expect him to do a lot more than he has,'&...

D-backs can't hold lead in second straight loss

NEW YORK (AP) -- Travis Hafner had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to make a winner of CC Sabathia, who settled down after a shaky start and helped the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night. Brett Gardner had a game-tying two-run single in the seventh for New York, which broke through after being stymied by Wade Miley for six innings. Sabathia...

Yankees game 13 lineup: 4/17/13

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 Miguel...

Pitching Matchups: Yankees vs DBacks

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) If you'd like...

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: April 17, 2013

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!? There...

Yankees: Hughes holds keys to sweep

The New York Yankees are looking for their first series sweep of the season after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second night in a row. English: goldschmidt, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Following a gutsy performance by CC Sabathia, who gave up three earned runs and six hits but grinded it out eight innings, Travis Hafner was the game’s hero. With two outs in the bottom...
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