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At age 38, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki doesn't have quite the speed he used to. But with that said, he showed off plenty of elusiveness Monday night when he tiptoed around home plate to score a run in Game Two of the ALDS against Baltimore.
The sweet footwork by the Japanese native helped give the Pinstripes an early 1-0 lead.
BEST OF MAXIM
Dellin Betances continued to struggle in the Arizona Fall League opener (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)The Arizona Fall League held Opening Day today, and there were seven Yankees prospects on hand with the Scottsdale Scorpions. One of which was Dellin Betances, who had one of the most disastrous seasons for a “top” prospect in recent history. Betances entered today’s game...
Look, I liked last night's performance of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Ichiro" as much as anyone, but Ich's best ninja impression had everyone so giddy that no one asked the obvious question: Why the hell was he sent?I understand being aggressive, and I understand there were two outs, but the ball beat him by 20 feet easy. It wasn't even close. There's a line...
A 2:26 rain delay and a close game that was in the hands of a great Orioles bullpen didn't leave me much to be optimistic about last night. Couple all of that with the fact that my eyelids were heavy, and you get this blogger going to sleep in the 7th inning. When I woke up this morning I saw that everything that had to happen for the Yankees to win last night happened:* CC Sabathia...
TIME AND A PLACE?
Two Maryland state troopers reportedly asked Yankees stars Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher for their autographs during Sunday's playoff game in Baltimore.
In 2001, the Yankees accomplished the impossible. On successive nights, Tino Martinez and Scott Brosius belted two-out, bottom-of-the-ninth home runs off an unstoppable Arizona closer to stave off Word Series elimination. After the second night, which Joe Torre described as "Groundhog Day," everybody in the free world - everybody who had ever watched a Doris Day movie or...
During last night's Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees ALDS game, two Maryland State Troopers assigned to the Yankees dugout asked players for autographs.
The troopers entered the Yankee dugout in the ninth inning of the Yankees win and asked Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter for autographs.
A witness to the event said, "Swish was livid", referring to Nick Swisher. Derek...
New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte hinted that he’ll
be returning for the 2013 season, reports Mark Hale of The New York Post:
“I know one thing: I know the
competition and the desire to compete is still there, and I don’t feel like I
kind of got that itch out from the 70 innings or so that I threw this year,”
Pettitte continued that he was...
Alex Rodriguez carried the New York Yankees to the 2009 World Series title with an amazing power display. His more recent postseason memories all too often involve ending with a swing and a miss.
A-Rod struck out to end the Yankees' 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Game 2 of their division series Monday night, and calls to drop him from the No. 3 spot in the lineup and give...
Derek Jeter, SS
Ichiro Suzuki, LF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Curtis Granderson, CF
Eduardo Nunez, DH
LHP Andy Pettitte
Nate McLouth, LF
JJ Hardy, SS
Chris Davis, RF
Adam Jones, CF
Matt Wieters, C
Mark Reynolds, 1B
Jim Thome, DH
Manny Machado, 3B
Robert Andino, 2B
LHP Wei-Yin Chen
The New York Yankees are the top seed in the American League playoffs. The Yankees have home-field advantage through the first two postseason rounds. The Yankees are, well, the Yankees.
But there's a very real chance their season will be over by Friday.
After Monday's oddball epic -- a 3-2 Baltimore Orioles victory, featuring four errors and baserunning vaudeville -- the...
It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead.
CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8...
Last night the Orioles showed why they are where they are. They managed to get a small lead with their starter in the game and then kept that lead with the help of their bullpen. When all was said and done they secured another of their now trademark one-run wins.They got that win not so much because of Andy Pettitte's pitching. He made just two mistakes, to Chris Davis and Mark...
Handing out labels following the O’s 3-1 win over the Yankees …
Wei-Yin Chin — The only O’s pitcher to start more than 20 games this year delivered six and one-third of no-earned run baseball. The Yankees will be seeing inside fastballs in their sleep.
Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz — Got out of the Chin-induced jam in the seventh. Matusz had a dominant eighth...
With the temperature dropping below fiftty degrees at Oriole Park the Baltimore Orioles defeated the New York Yankees to even the American League Divisional Series.Rookie left-hander Wei-Yin Chen started for the Orioles. Chen who had spent four seasons pitching in Japan was making the biggest start of his career. Chen would pitch into the seventh.Jim Johnson would come into the...