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2012 LLP weekly power rankings – week 18
Baseball fans everywhere are energized, as August is when things get really exciting and this year might rank with the best ever.
And thanks to the newly added Wild Card spots, and one of the most competitive seasons I have ever seen, dreams of October are very real for many more teams than in the past.
The pennant races are on in all three...
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Right-hander David Phelps will start Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Phelps is starting for the injured Sabathia, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow stiffness. The recently signed Derek Lowe will back up Phelps out of the bullpen. Also, the Yankees will recall right-hander Ryota Igarashi for tomorrow’s game before activating...
Chris Stewart went 2 for 4 in the Yankees’ win over the Detroit Tigers today, which begs the question, “should Stewart start seeing more playing time over the under achieving Russell Martin?”
As you may figure, it took the New York Yankees only a couple of weeks to make a Japanese-inspired dish for newly-acquired outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.
The new "Suzuki Roll" can be bought at Yankee Stadium and it looks mighty tasty:
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Last night, we dodged a bullet. A hollow point. Casey McGehee - the newly shaven firstbaseman who is holding third for us until Arod's hand can once again grip a lobster fork - butchered a DP grounder, which nearly lead to a late inning collapse of Biblical proportions. Or at least the stuff of literary domain. ("That aint my style," said Casey. "E-5,"...
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:07pm | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Freddy Garcia (5-5, 5.00) vs. LHP Rickey Romero (8-8, 5.47)
Game 2: Saturday @ 1:07pm | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Ivan Nova (10-6, 4.81) vs. LHP Aaron Laffey (3-2, 4.39)
Game 3: Sunday @ 1:07pm | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
RHP Phil Hughes (11-9, 4.10) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (0-1, 6.35 with TOR)
And here's tonight's...
New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia might miss his next start because of soreness in his left elbow. The New York Daily News reported that Sabathia's elbow has been sore since his last outing against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. He allowed five runs (three earned) and struck out seven batters over 6 2/3 innings in the win. Sabathia was seen with an ice pack on his left elbow...
Well this is concerning news for Yankees fans.
Girardi said CC will go on the DL.
— Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) August 11, 2012
It seems that CC Sabathia is having elbow inflammation, but Girardi isn’t really concerned. Watching the YES post-game interviews, to paraphrase Girardi said that if this were October, then CC would take the mound on Monday.
It seems the Yankees...
So apparently a lot happened while I was eating an early dinner....
First, the Yankees announced that CC Sabathia is going on the 15-day DL with left elbow soreness. “As for our concern, it’s pretty low-level,” Joe Girardi said.
Sabathia had his left arm iced before today’s game, which is not overly unusual for a pitcher. Girardi said pregame that it was a non-issue...
Yankees suffered another injury blow to the team as ace C.C Sabathia will be heading to the 15 day disabled list for the second time this season. Sabathia will be heading to the DL this time due to stiffness in his elbow. The elbow first started acting up in Seattle, and continued to give him [...]
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The Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe, reports Marc Carig of The Star-Leger. The 39-year-old was released by the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. Lowe has a 5.52 ERA in 21 starts (8-10) for the Indians this season, including an 8.80 ERA in his last dozen starts. Lowe has agreed to pitch out of the bullpen.
Because the Indians...
Ivan Nova snapped a five-start winless streak, Casey McGehee hit a three-run home run and the New York Yankees won their fourth straight game Saturday, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2.
Derek Jeter had two hits, boosting his AL-leading total to 150 and joining Hank Aaron as the only players to record 17 straight seasons with at least 150 hits.
Rajai Davis had two hits and scored...
Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit solo home runs on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning that put New York ahead, and the Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Thursday.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected and threw his hat during a demonstrative argument with third base umpire Tim Welke after a fair-or-foul call in the fifth inning.
Rafael Soriano escaped a first...