Found April 07, 2012 on
It is only one game, but geez, Squawker Jon and all the Yankee-haters of the world had to enjoy yesterday's Yankees loss. As my friend Joe, a Red Sox fan, put it to me on Facebook, "My joy in seeing Sabathia give up the grand slam was only exceeded by watching Mariano blow the save AND take the loss." And Squawker Jon may be on the disabled list from doing the Snoopy Dance! Sheesh. And what was up with Joe Girardi intentionally walking the immortal Sean Rodriguez to load the bases in order to have CC face Carlos Pena, who then hit that grand slam? Yikes. Sabathia seemed to be laboring in this game, that's for sure.Oh, and so much for that five-man infield, eh? Raul Ibanez home run aside, it wasn't a good day for the Yanks. Not to mention having to hear the trash talk! Not a good day.I heard Suzyn Waldman going on and on in the pre-game about the exciting Game 162 the Rays had to get into the playoffs last year. You'd hardly know, though, that it was against...
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REGULAR SEASON GAME 3
YANKEES @ RAYS
First Pitch: 1:40 PM | TV: YES/TBS | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher DH
Raul Ibanez RF
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Desmond Jennings CF
Carlos Pena 1B
The New York Yankees are seeking to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1998, although that season turned out just fine. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, have started with three wins just once in franchise history. The Rays have won five straight at home against the Yankees for the first time heading into Sunday's finale of this opening series. New York has gotten poor...
Mariano Rivera took the blame for a rare blown save.
Carlos Pena hit an early grand slam off CC Sabathia, then completed a ninth-inning comeback with an RBI single off the New York closer that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a season-opening 7-6 victory over the Yankees on Friday.
''My fault,'' Rivera said. ''I felt good. I don't make excuses. I just left...
Opening Day is a time for celebration, a time for joy and good feelings. It is also a time to evaluate the state of your team (and possibly overreact to an Opening Day loss). But hey, that’s the fun of it. Let’s take a look at the entire 2012 Yankees roster and answer the hard-hitting questions everyone wants to know:
1: Will Teixeira hit .281 this season?
I recap some of the fun results from the first weekend of the regular season.
Hear my thoughts on the homegrown Mets, Mariano Rivera, the shift, John and Suzyn on the radio, and Bobby Valentine doing a show in New York.
Dan Levy of the Bleacher Report, and formerly the Sporting News and Washington Post, will join to give some of his first impressions of the new baseball season...
MLB Matchup Insight M’s vs. Rangers
It made a lot of headlines in the offseason when the Seattle Mariners traded a pitcher with a great future in Michael Pineda to the New York Yankees in exchange for slugging catching prospect Jesus Montero.
Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers
Monday April 9
The Ballpark at Arlington – Arlington, TX
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, ROOT Sports (Seattle), Fox...