Found September 26, 2012 on
Lady At The Bat:
After last night's loss to the Twins, Joe Girardi explained his reasoning for bringing in Boone Logan by pointing out that Logan has "a ton of success against Span." He also said he felt Phil Hughes was tiring: he was losing command and location, getting the ball up and getting into some long counts.Okay, I'll buy it.I'm in the minority for sure. With the failures Logan has had this season it's so easy to blame Girardi for what happened last night. But I'm not going to. He made the move, it didn't work out, so we all need to move on. Case closed.The Orioles have now lost two in a row. I will be shocked if they lose again today. It will likely not happen, which means today's Yankee game is a must-win. CC Sabathia gets the ball.Just win, big fella. Just win.
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From Mark Feinsand:Gardner was activated from the 60-day disabled list before Tuesday's game, giving the Yankees an experienced pinch-runner to use late in games during the final nine games - and potentially the postseason.
"I'm excited; it's something I've been ready for for a little while," Gardner said. "I kind of understand what my role is; I...
While Derek Jeter was able to suit up at shortstop again
last night, the New York Yankees are reportedly also close to getting two other
players back from injury; first baseman Mark Teixeira and right-hander David
Jeter played short for only the fourth time in 12 games
since aggravating the bone bruise on his ankle.
While the injury hasn’t noticeably...
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The Yankees will send Phil Hughes to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Minnesota Twins. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Hughes lasted only five innings, allowing four runs on four hits while striking out nine for the win.
Right-hander Esmerling Vasquez (6-4, 6.75 ERA) is on the mound for Minnesota.
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A few weeks ago there was plenty of worry and angst about CC Sabathia. The Yankees ace wasn't pitching like an ace and, if he didn't start to soon, bad things were going to happen to the team if and when it made the playoffs. Well, now Sabathia has had two straight ace-like starts, the latest coming yesterday against the Twins, and things are starting to look good again...
With the New York Yankees locked in a tight race for the AL East title, CC Sabathia finally gave them what they needed the last time he took the mound.
Sabathia looks to put together back-to-back strong starts and earn his first win in a month Wednesday when New York and the Minnesota Twins play the finale of a three-game series.
The Yankees (89-65) lead Baltimore by 1 12 games...
Brett Gardner has only played nine games this season. His injury was a big reason why the New York Yankees went out and acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners. The team thought that Gardner would be out for the entire season with his elbow issues, but New York activated him today. According to Jack Moore of CBS Sports, Brett Gardner will be available in tonight's...
New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez had an embarrassing gaffe during Wednesday's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins when he forgot the number of outs during the fifth inning, blowing a double play opportunity as a result.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Twins had runners on first and second. Twins batter Pedro Florimon grounded to...
I had just one small request yesterday for the Toronto Blue Jays: That they take one game in their doubleheader against the Orioles. Request granted. Had they not done that, and had the Yankees lost last night, the Orioles would be in sole possession of first place this morning. But the Yankees lead by 1.5 games, so all is well in Yankees Universe right now.Right now. Things could...
The New York Yankees (89-64) beat the Minnesota Twins (64-90) 6-3, last night at Target Field from Minneapolis, MN.
W - Andy Pettitte (5-3), L - Liam Hendriks (1-8)
Andy Pettitte was great as he went six scoreless innings, allowed 7 hits and struck out 3 batters. He looks like he is ready to pitch in the playoffs.
Nick Swisher hit a two-run HR (23) in the start of...
MINNEAPOLIS - The nights are definitely getting cooler. But the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning...
The New York Yankees (90-65) beat the Minnesota Twins (65-91) 8-2, yesterday afternoon at Target Field from Minneapolis, MN.
W - CC Sabathia (14-6), L - Brian Duensing (4-11).
CC Sabathia pitched a dominated game and showed why he is the ace of this ballclub. He pitched 8 innings, allowed 6 hits, gave up 2 runs, walked 1 and struck out 10 batters.
Robinson Cano had...