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In spite of a late ninth inning rally, the Phils lost their grapefruit league opener to the Yankees, 8-5. The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, Raul Ibanez hits an RBI double to left, knocking in Curtis Granderson, who had earlier doubled. The Phils took the lead in their half of the first as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Hunter Pence crush a two-run home run to center, his first home run of the spring, scoring Shane Victorino, who had earlier reached first base on a fielding error by shortstop Eduardo Nunez, then went to second on pitcher Ivan Nova’s pick-off attempt-throwing error, giving the Phils a 2-1 lead. The Yankees then tied the game up at two-all in the third as, with one man out, Granderson hits a wind-assisted solo home run to left, his first home run of the spring. The Yanks then took the lead in the sixth as, with a man on second, and with two men out, Jorge Vazquez hits an RBI single, knocking in ...

Alex Rodriguez: The Leader?

From Tim Brown:On the morning of the first game they’d play since Game 5, the night the New York Yankees all went home for the winter, Alex Rodriguez stood before them and, according to witnesses, gave the sort of speech that wouldn’t have been possible five years ago. Somebody else would have told the Yankees it was time to commit in body and soul to the next eight months...

Keep on Eye on Cesar Cabral for 25th Spot

The Yankees 25-man roster is virtually set after just one spring training game. Assuming everyone stays healthy, there are 11 “locks” on the pitching staff and 13 “locks” on the positional side. That leaves one roster spot open, will it be a twelfth pitcher, DH-type or additional middle-infield depth? One name to keep an eye out for is Cesar Cabral. Selected in the December...

Yankees and a $189 Million Payroll? Piece of Cake

This past week, New York Yankees General Partner Hal Steinbrenner announced that for the 2014 season, the Yankees would have a payroll of $189 million.  This dollar amount will be $21 million less than the current $210 million and would bring the Yankees under the Major League Baseball luxury tax threshold.  How will they do it?  It is really not that hard when you look at the...

Cashman: Yankees still big spenders

New York general manager Brian Cashman says even with planned payroll cuts that the Yankees will still outspend everyone else in baseball. ''That's not going to change,'' Cashman said on Friday. ''We're still the Yankees. We're still going to be there for our fan base and try to make sure every year is a year that they have legitimate hope that...

Ex-Yankees pitching hopeful jailed on drug charges

Former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor, the overall No. 1 selection in the 1991 draft, is facing multiple drug charges after his arrest in North Carolina. The Carteret County Sheriff's Office said the 40-year-old Taylor of Beaufort was arrested Thursday. A statement said undercover narcotics agents bought a large quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine from Taylor...

Yankees Spring Training Game 2: A-Rod’s Ready

Philadelphia Phillies 4 — New York Yankees 7 The Yankees maintain their winning ways in Spring Training with a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the home opener of George M. Steinbrenner Field.   Alex Rodriguez looks like he’s ready for the season too. After a 2 for 2 outing by Curtis Granderson in [...]

New York Yankees Defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-5, in First of Three Consecutive Meetings

The New York Yankees took the first game in this three game set, beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-5, at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. Ivan Nova started for New York and went two innings, giving up two runs, a home run and two strikeouts. Philadelphia had Cole Hamels on the mound and he went two innings, gave up one run and three hits with neither pitcher figuring...

Spring Training Game 1: Baseball is Back!

Spring Training for the Yankees officially began in today’s day game win vs. the Philadelphia Phillies with a score of 8-5. Curtis Granderson looked more than ready for the regular season to start as he went perfect with the bat, going 2 for 2 with a double in the 1st inning and a home run [...]

Spring Officially Kicks off with 3-Straight Phillies-Yankees Games

In the 1st of 3 games against the Yankees to start Spring Training, the Phillies dropped the game by a score of 8-5. Cole Hamels started the game and tossed 2 innings, allowing 1 run. The Yankees and their fans were salivating as Hamels pitched because Hamels could be a free agent after this year. Hopefully, the Phillies will handle that issue before it comes down to a financial...

Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Recap

Billy the Philly Fan and Steve from My Two Cents discuss the 2012 grapefruit league opener between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees.   Bookmark It Hide Sites $$('div.d32189').each( function(e) { e.visualEffect('slide_up',{duration:0.5}) });
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