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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...
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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.
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In that segment, Harold Reynolds cites CC...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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,'&...
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.
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
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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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!?
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...