Found June 19, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been under fire since his first day in pinstripes. Yankee fans love to hate A-rod, but I am proud to say that I am not one of them. Still, one would think with the way the Yankees are tearing it up on the baseball field right now, just won their 10th in a row for crying out loud, that fans would be content but no, not here in the Big Apple. I guess that is why I should have been less surprised when I received this email from a very good, friend who happens to be a diehard Yankees fan? SUBJECT: A-rod: Reality Check Let me first stat that the writer of the above email is a dear friend whom I adore, but that doesn’t change that he is a hater-fan. Fact is the Yankees are winning as a team; and fact is A-rod is a big part of the team. Is he the same player he was five seasons ago? No, but unlike the majority of us, A-rod’s daily job consists of physical activity and it exposes things that the rest of us take for granted. In a sense, you h...

Yankeetorial: Considering how well the marginals are playing, we should keep the Triple A team homeless every year

Quick: Who are the stars of the 9-game streak? Nope, sir... not A-Rod or Jeet. Not CC or Robbie. Try Hughes and Nova, Rapada and Eppley. Think Dewayne Wise. And what do they all have in common?They've been on the cusp of being demoted to baseball's biggest hellhole, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees -- the Traveling Wilkes Barres - who haven't set a footprint into...

Yankees Game 68 Lineup: 06/20/12

The Yankees will send right-hander Phil Hughes to the mound in today’s rubber match against the Braves. In his last outing vs. the Nationals, Hughes went 6 inning, allowing 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 9 for the win. He is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last three starts. Mark Teixeira [...]

John Sterling's Takeaway Points from Last Night's Loss. driven by Jeep

1.<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: normal;">   It had to end someday. Everybody knew it. No streak lasts forever. Every team loses eventually. It was always going to happen. That’s baseball. You can't win them all...

Too Many Starters In Scranton/Wilkes-Barre?

Before the 2012 season began, there was talk of an elite rotation for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The organization’s top two pitching prospects, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances, were both slated to open there, as were lesser known minor league stalwarts D.J. Mitchell, David Phelps, and Adam Warren. As Spring Training progressed and [...]

Yankees Game 66 Lineup: 06/18/12

The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx for a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. C.C. Sabathia is on the mound for New York tonight. In his last outing vs. the Braves, the southpaw went 7 innings, allowing 4 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 6 for the win. Nick Swisher [...]

Minors Wrap-Up: Murphy’s Bat Powers Tampa

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Scranton couldn’t get going offensively, managing just four hits in a 4-2 loss to the Louisville Bats on Tuesday night. In fact, only Ronnier Mustelier was able to cobble together an extra-base hit. The offense struggled with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-7 on the evening and leaving seven on base. Adam [...]

Yankees sweep Nationals, win 4-1 for 9th straight

Ivan Nova pitched effectively into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight start, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano hit solo homers, and the New York Yankees beat the on-the-rise Washington Nationals 4-1 Sunday to complete a sweep of the series between division leaders. Nova (9-2) gave up seven hits and a run in an efficient, mostly trouble-free 7 2-3 innings, keeping him...

Breaking Down Some Truly Sparkling Yankee Stats

If you aren't a Yankee fan, you may not know (or, care about) the stats below. If you are one, you won't mind seeing them again. The Yankees:Have won 9 straight games.Have won 9 straight against teams with winning records for the first time ever.Have swept 3 straight series.Are on their longest winning streak in 3 years.Are 15 games over .500.Are in first place in the American...

Dammit, how did we lose those four games?

Twenty-four straight,That's where we would be,If only the YankeesHad listened to me.Back against the Angels, I told my TV,"Dammit, take out Phil Hughes!"He's just throwing BP!But nobody listened,We lost nine to eight.If I ran this team,We'd have twenty four straight.Then that loss to Dan Haren,I'd play a new card.I would have walked PujolsSo he couldn...

Braves drop opener vs. Yankees, Sabathia

NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia struck out 10, Derek Jeter drove in three runs and the New York Yankees won their 10th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano hit solo home runs as the Yankees matched their longest winning streak since May 2005. The team with the AL's best record kept rampaging in interleague play -- all 10 of...
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