Posted August 29, 2012 on
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New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
When Mariano talks, Rafael Soriano listens.
The career saves leader was watching when his fill-in gave up a three-run homer in the ninth inning of the Yankees' extra-inning loss Monday night and had some thoughts. So the injured star sought out Soriano when he visited the clubhouse Tuesday afternoon and gave him some advice.
''`Why you got to throw too many sliders, when you got a good fastball?''' Soriano said Rivera asked him. ''I said, `Forget about last night and let me do something different.'''
Soriano stuck to the new plan Tuesday and struck out two in the ninth, closing out a fine home start for Phil Hughes that sent New York to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hughes (13-11) won his sixth consecutive decision at Yankee Stadium, allowing only Adeiny Hechavarria's first major league homer in seven effective innings. Then he turned it over to David Robertson and Soriano to finish off the four-hitter.
Soriano was not...
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Has Phil Hughes finally turned the corner? He seems to have, although there have been times in the past when when that corner was in the rear view mirror. His last couple of starts have been encouraging and last night's was even more so. I loved the fact that he gave the Yankees 7 strong innings and helped them keep the lead in a close 2-1 game. He made one mistake, a home run...
Worst Yankee Moments of 2012 (Thus Far)1. Mariano Rivera injured catching fungo off bat of Jayson Nix.2. Yanks trade Jesus Montero for plate of bad clams.3. LAST NIGHT: Teixeira hurt (perhaps for duration of regular season), Soriano blows two-run lead, Lowe's pickoff goes into rightfield, Yanks squander nice Phelps outing, extra-inning loss.4. Line drive knocks out Andy...
There were no positives in yesterday's series finale between the Blue Jays and Yankees. None at all. Everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong: CC Sabathia was ineffective, the defense made 3 errors, the lineup was 3-17 with RISP, and the bullpen stunk.If it were earlier in the season it would be easy, as a fan, to follow that well-worn player mantra about turning the...
Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s just that loss to Toronto last night. For my money, it was the worst loss of the year. Worst loss since the 2011 playoffs. Worst loss I can remember. A crushing, brutal, unbelievably awful and sincerely smelly loss. A defeat. For nine innings, it was a sure win. Then, the worst loss since the Crusades. They say cowards die a thousand deaths. Well, then...
Two home runs from Adonis Garcia led the Thunder into the playoffs (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
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Adonis Garcia led the Thunder offense with two of the team’s four home runs as they defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 7-4 on Tuesday night. David Adams and Addison Maruszak each had a home run as well. Garcia, Adams, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Gil all had multiple...
If you're a Major League Baseball team that has a big star with a big contract that you're looking to dump, you better be sure you've got the Los Angeles Dodgers on speed dial. The New York Post reports that the Dodgers have inquired with the Yankees about the possibility of acquiring CC Sabathia or Mark Teixeira from New York. According to the report, the Yankees currently...
Rafael Soriano giving up three hits and three runs turned out to be the least of the New York Yankees’ worries following last night’s let down loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yankees All-Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira, suffered what Ian Begley of ESPN New York reported to be a Grade 1 calf strain.
Teixeira apparently experienced tightness in his left calf subsequent to...
Joe Girardi rarely shows anger over his team's play during his postgame press conferences. However, with the Yankees about to begin a key 10-game stretch against Baltimore and Tampa Bay -- the two teams directly behind the Yankees and closing in the AL East -- the New York manager clearly was agitated after the Bombers bombed in all facets in an 8-5 loss Wednesday against the...
I was in a foul mood after last night's debacle -- the Yankees should have won that game. Unfortunately -- or perhaps fortunately! -- I was having problems with my television's cable box and remote, so I went from seeing the Yankees ahead by three runs, to seeing that the Toronto Blue Jays went ahead for good in the 11th (which means I missed both Rafael Soriano giving up...
New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president Brian Cashman yesterday told co-host Don La Greca on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Michael Kay Show” that he wasn’t surprised when former Bombers Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were found … Continue reading →
NEW YORK -- They needed this type of outing from Phil Hughes. The New York Yankees also needed Rafael Soriano to come right back after his blown save Monday, and they got just the performance they needed from both players in a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Hughes threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing Adeiny Hechavarria's first major-league home...
First, there was that pick-me-up beverage in a can — Jolt. Now, Arizona Beverages is jumping into the energy drink business with their own caffeine-based drink called "Joltin' Joe" in honor of the all-time baseball great Joe DiMaggio.
The ice tea company is preparing to launch the "lightly carbonated espresso drink" in the New York area featuring a picture...
Last night, the Yankees played the Blue Jays, and in the fourth inning, Phil Hughes faced Yorvit Torrealba. Odds are you weren’t watching that game, and even if you were watching that game, odds are you weren’t paying particularly close attention to Phil Hughes facing Yorvit Torrealba in the top of the fourth. Anyhow, Hughes fell behind in the count 3-and-0 with three straight...
Colby Rasmus hit a three-run homer off Rafael Soriano with two
outs in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage
of Derek Lowe's wild pickoff throw in the 11th to beat the New York
Yankees 8-7 Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak.