Found August 27, 2013 on
The New York Yankees have a lot standing between them and the playoffs. They trail three teams in their division and four teams in the Wild Card race, and as if that isn’t enough, Phil Hughes stands in their way as well.
Phil Hughes has been a disaster for the Yankees in 2013.
Hughes lost again Monday night, for the fourth time in five starts, dragging the Yankees 4.5 games behind the Oakland A’s for the second Wild Card spot. Despite taking the hill on the road, where he has found some whiff of success this season, Hughes turned in a typically pedestrian performance, lasting just 4 2/3 innings and surrendering five runs.
By the time he left the game the Yankees were trailing 5-2, and any momentum they may have gained from an Alex Rodriguez homerun an inning earlier had quickly evaporated. Indeed, as Hughes walked off the mound without pitching through the 5th inning for the tenth time this season, he took the Yankees’ chances of winning with him.
It’s something he has done all year...
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New York Yankee superstars Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have both made a ton of money in their baseball careers. Yet, when you compare the pubic’s perception of each player, to their net worth, it yields a surprising picture. Derek Jeter is the darling of New York, has played with the Yankees his entire career, and has more awards and World Series championships than a player...
Top of the 11th inning, The Yankees' final game in Tropicana Field this season. They were trying to salvage the final game of a three game set. Alfonso Soriano was standing on second base, with one out and Curtis Granderson at the plate. As Tampa Bay Ray pitcher Jamey Wright delivered his pitch, Soriano took off for third base. He stumbled then slid head first. Safe! One...
The Yankees travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays from Rogers Centre. Shortstop Derek Jeter makes his return from the disabled list again, and will play shortstop. Phil Hughes gets the start against R.A. Dickey, who will look to atone for his last start against the Yankees in New York. You can check out a full preview of tonight’s game here.
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In the end, most things are about money.
As long as A-Rod is on the field he is collecting big money, so he is going to try to drag out this appeals process for as long as possible.
He hit his 650 homerun last night and if he gets 10 more before the end of the season he will collect a cool $6 million.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th home run, putting him 10 behind Willie Mays and 660...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has had more tests on his surgically repaired left ankle and it's not certain when he will return to the lineup.
Jeter was pulled for a pinch-runner after hitting an RBI single in the sixth inning of a 13-9 loss to Boston on Saturday.
Jeter went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan. The team said the preliminary results of the scan were negative...
By now you've heard about all of the different reasons for the Yankees' resurgence. Alfonso Soriano came back to the club and started clubbing the ball, at one point going on a 4-game stretch in which he racked up 18 RBIs to tie an all-time record. Ryan Dempster plunked A-Rod, fired up the Yankees, and lost a crucial game for the Red Sox. And, generally speaking, the team...
(Eds: Updates with Piniella quote. Updates photo links. With AP Photos.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Daily threats. Blaring headlines. Charges and countercharges.
The New York Yankees have been there before.
And Alex Rodriguez vs. Pinstripes is nothing like the bad ol' days of Reggie Jackson vs. Billy Martin vs. George Steinbrenner.
''I don't even know where...
Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Tuesday night after losing Robinson Cano in the first inning.
Alex Rodriguez and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Yankees, who won for the 13th time in 15 meetings with Toronto this season.
Rodriguez hit a two-out solo shot to center off Esmil...
Pete Rose is Major League Baseball's all-time hit leader. He likes to call himself the "Hit King." He is also a world-class jerk. He bet on games involving the team he was managing, and denied it for many years. It was long after his lifetime ban from baseball was handed down that he finally admitted his guilt, just in time to sell his autobiography. It was his second...
J.A. Happ altered the course of the Yankees’ season back in February breaking Curtis Granderson’s forearm in the second game of spring training.
Tuesday night the Blue Jays’ lefthander nearly destroyed what was left of the Bombers’ postseason hopes.
Happ drilled Robinson Cano on the left hand in the first inning of the Yankees’ 7-1 win over the Blue Jays sending the Bombers’...
The Yankees salvaged the final game of the weekend at Tropicana Field avoiding what would have been a spirit-crushing sweep at the hands of the Rays.
Can they turn it into another hot streak?
If they hope to make a run at the playoffs over the next five weeks they'll have to.
Alfonso Soriano sparked the game-winning rally in the 11th inning scoring on Curtis Granderson'...
Every day, MLB - via the Yankees - disseminates an incredible amount of information about scheduled games.Check this out. It's merely a snippet of the Press Notes sent to media outlets - which you can access, too. Right here.
Andy Pettitte makes an outstanding grab of a sizzling comebacker off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning last night. Like he's got superhuman like ability to recover or something.
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