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New York Yankees
New York Yankees 1 — Baltimore Orioles 5
Brett Gardner found success in today’s 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The only (likely) guaranteed starter for the Yankees Opening Day that came with the team today is Brett Gardner and it showed in the offense. Brett Gardner went 3 for 3 with 2 infield hits including a bunt single and ill-advised slide into first base just a day after losing Curtis Granderson to an injury. Jayson Nix also got 2 hits as he attempts to make the roster as a backup utility player. Minor league shortstop Walter Ibarra brought in the only run of the day after third baseman Corban Joseph gets a single and steals second in the 9th inning.
All of the pitchers brought to play Baltimore are minor league pitchers and none of them are expected to make the major league roster by the start of the season. Pitcher Vidal Nuno started today’s game and pitched 2 innings. He gave up 1 run on a pair of doubles in the 1st inning but he struck out 5, with all called strikeouts. Pitcher Corey Black overthrew with 2 walks that hurt his cause as he would give up 2 runs in his inning of work. Ryan Pope would also give up a run in his inning of work.
Win – Brian Matusz
Loss – Vidal Nuno
*Brett Gardner – 3 for 3
*Jayson Nix – 2 for 3
*Nate McLouth – 1 for 2, 2B, 2 RBI (3)
*Brian Roberts – 2 for 3, 2 R, 2 2B
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In early 1964, after he cracked up on the air during the Yankees' World Series debacle against Koufax and Drysdale, announcer Mel Allen - the Voice of the Yankees for more than 22 years - was abruptly shown the door. He had given the organization everything, and in return, the ownership spread rumors of booze, uppers and homosexuality, and threw him overboard like a rotting piece...
First Granderson, now Youkilis? Reports out of Yankee camp are that Youk is being scratched from their game today with a sore left oblique and will be reevaluated in a couple of days.
Kevin Youkilis said his injury felt like a cramp, not a strain. Wanted to play today but Yanks are being cautious.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 26, 2013
Again, I don't like wishing injury...
Who knew that Johnny Damon was such a big fan of the Carly Ray Jepson summer hit, Call Me Maybe?
Well New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman certainly does now.
As yesterday the ex-Yankee told Michael Kay on his ESPN show that he would gladly accept league minimum money to fill in for Curtis Granderson until his broken right forearm heals.
Damon expressed confusion to Kay about why...
New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch on his right forearm in his first at-bat during Sunday's spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
X-rays revealed his forearm is broken and he will be out for 10 weeks, meaning Granderson all of spring training and the first month of the regular season.
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Andy Pettitte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With Spring Training under way, I started looking at the stats of the players signed by the New York Yankees during the off-season more closely, and figured I would share them.
The table does include Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki and Mariano Rivera, who technically are not new to the Bombers, but were free agents that got re-signed...
If you’re in the market for an Alex Rodriguez World Series ring, you’re in luck.
Rodriguez’s cousin, Yuri Sucart, is selling the diamond-studded 2009 World Series ring that the slugger gave him, according to the New York Daily News. The ring will reportedly go on sale Monday, and sports memorabilia auctioneer Ken Goldin said it could bring in as much as $40,000.
The PED-providing cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has sold the replica ring that Rodriguez bought for him after the Yankees won the World Series in 2009.Yuri Sucart, the relative who Rodriguez claims convinced him to use performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003, was banned by Major League Baseball from clubhouses and private areas of the clubhouse after A-Rod'...
Baseball’s back! Unfortunately, for Yankees fans, with bad news.
Yankees outfielder, Curtis Granderson, was hit by a pitch against Toronto Blue Jay’s J.A. Happ on Sunday. Granderson is expected to miss 10 weeks due to the injury. It appears from the above GIF via @goldandsmith, Granderson was hit in the right arm by an 82-mph pitch.
The Yankees will likely open the season without...
As soon as he went down, the New York Yankees were searching for another outfielder. Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch yesterday and eventually diagnosed with a fractured forearm. While the front office may not actually have reacted that quickly, it seems certain the team will try to fill the void as Granderson heals. Two players have already been mentioned as trade targets...
The New York Yankees lineup suffered a major blow on Sunday after it learned it will be without OF Curtis Granderson until at least the first week of May. Granderson, in his first Spring Training at-bat, was hit by a pitch and fractured his right forearm. Granderson was planned to be part of an experiment the Yankees were undergoing with their outfield and had moved him to left field...
Toronto Blue Jays 2 — New York Yankees 0
The Yankees lost more than just a 2-0 game to the Toronto Blue Jays.
In Curtis Granderson’s first at-bat of Spring Training, Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ threw an inside pitch that hit the power-hitting outfielder. He was removed from the game and sent for a precautionary x-ray. The initial report was a bruised right forearm but the...
The New York Yankees have suffered a tremendous blow. On Sunday,
February 24, 2013, Yankees’ centerfielder Curtis Granderson left the Spring
Training game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning after getting
hit by a pitch on his right forearm.
In the seventh inning, Yankees’ announcers Michael Kay and
Ken Singleton reported that examination showed that...
The New York Yankees start the 2013 spring training schedule with a couple questions they have not had over the past several seasons. Their outfield is not as deep and they have age to deal with in their starting rotation. The Yankees also have to deal with the fact they lost their starting catcher, Russell Martin, to the Pirates in a “bidding war.” Actually, I think my last...
Curtis Granderson‘s arm injury has the Yankees in the market for a center fielder — a role Johnny Damon believes he’s still fit to fill.
Damon, who played four years in New York from 2006-09, told the New York Daily News that he would definitely be open to donning the pinstripes again, though he does not anticipate receiving a call from the team.
“I don’t expect to hear...
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 26
Johnny Damon was on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York on Monday, and immediately the conversation began with the Curtis Granderson injury and the new vacancy in the outfield.
First question from Michael Kay: “Do you have any interest in going to the Yankees?”
“You guys know that I would have tons of interest to go to New York… Hopefully...