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New York Yankees
David Phelps is once again filling in for Andy Pettitte in a starting role, but pitching hasn’t been the concern for the Yankees as of late
Same song and dance for the Yankees again last night, a stagnant offensive unit. As has been the story of most games in recent weeks, the offense has been basically non-existent, leaving fans and players extremely frustrated as they watch their AL East division lead fade away right before their eyes like a bad disappearing act.
David Phelps gets the start this afternoon for the Yankees and has been used in nearly every situation imaginable this year. He’s filled in decently for the injured Andy Pettitte, who is said to be on the right track of recovery and may return before the playoffs. But until then, the team will need Phelps to put on a solid performance and hope the offense can turn it around.
Now just two games behind the Yankees, the young Orioles are hungry for a post-season beth and if the Bombers don’t get it together soon, they’re going to be pushed aside and left in the dust. Something has to give soon with the bats, because the way they’re playing, they won’t get far even if they do sneak into the playoffs.
New York Yankees (75-56)
Derek Jeter, DH
Nick Swisher, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Andruw Jones, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Russell Martin, C
Jayson Nix, 3B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Ichiro Suzuki, LF
Pitching: RHP David Phelps (3-4, 2.96 ERA)
Game Time: 1:05 at Yankee Stadium
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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Francisco Cervelli headlines the list of initial Yankee call-ups. (Photo Credit: Brent Mayne)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre may have won the International League North Division Championship, but the playoff push wasn’t enough to prevent the club from getting stripped of some key components at the start of call-up season. The Yankees announced today that they have recalled six players from...
From George King:
Used to hearing bad news when a player heads for an MRI exam, the Yankees received a positive report Saturday about Curtis Granderson’s right hamstring.
Granderson left Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles after two innings for what was called a tight right hamstring. The test revealed no strain, sprain or pulled muscle.
“They said it was tendinitis...
With the rosters expanding today, the Yankees have called up six minor leaguers. Francisco Cervelli, Eduardo Nunez, Chris Dickerson, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas are all with the team today. To make room for Dickerson on the 40-man, Ramiro Pena was designated for assignment.
I assume there will be more moves as the minor league season comes to a close.
Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
The Yankees will send right-hander, Phil Hughes, to the mound today in the rubber match against the Baltimore Orioles. In his last start against the Blue Jays, Hughes went seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five for the win.
Curtis Granderson (tight right hamstring) is not in today’s lineup. Jeter at DH; Dickerson...
The New York Yankees have promoted Eduardo Nunez from Triple-A and put him in the starting lineup against Baltimore.
Nunez was listed as the designated hitter Saturday. He has previously played the infield and outfield for the AL East-leading Yankees.
Nunez was among six players promoted from the minors as the big league roster expanded. Right-handers Cory Wade and Adam Warren...
Throughout the entire season, the Yankees have battled and persevered through injuries to key players. From Mariano Rivera to Alex Rodriguez, and everywhere in between, New York has called on veteran bench players to step up. Currently, the team sits two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for first place, and has been atop the division for the longest time since 2004 (80 straight...
Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 3
Phil Hughes hit a huge bump in the road and a bus of relievers appeared in today’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Through 5 innings, Phil Hughes pounded the strike zone aggressively, a trait he was not known for. He hit his first small bump in the road when Mark Reynolds hit his first home run of the game in the 5th inning....
When Alex Rodriguez went down with a broken hand after being hit by a pitch by Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners on July 24, the New York Yankees held a 7 game lead over the Baltimore Orioles and 8 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.
Many people said that due to Rodriguez’s age and declining skills and decreasing numbers, the Yankees...
Curtis Granderson is being held out of the New York Yankees' lineup for the finale of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles because of tendinitis in his right hamstring.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Granderson will miss a game or two. The center fielder was pulled after the second inning of Saturday's 4-3 win. An MRI showed there was no strain or tear...
Today the New York Yankees and Trenton Thunder signed an extension to the player development contract (PDC) keeping the Thunder the Double A-Affiliate for the Yankees through 2022.
At Waterfront Park in Trenton Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman and Thunders’ co-owner Joe Caruso made it official with a press conference and signing of the PDC contract.
“We are both honored...
NEW YORK -- Before his team raised even more eyebrows with another win Friday night, Buck Showalter's voice remained even keel, but his words were defiant. He was looking up, not down, he insisted, set on chasing the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East rather than checking who was behind his Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card standings. After the surprising...
After the New York Yankees gave up ground to their closest pursuer in the AL East over the weekend, they'll try to avoid doing the same to the Tampa Bay Rays this week.
Alex Rodriguez may be able to help.
The third baseman is expected to return from a broken left hand Monday when the banged-up Yankees open a crucial 10-game road trip with CC Sabathia on the mound.
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees had watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles again showed they were not intimidated by the puzzled looks of those who question how they are still in the pennant race, or the Yankee Stadium atmosphere -- which often deflates teams this time of year. So, the Yankees were beset with an...
Chris Dickerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend?
1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer.
2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and is on track to return shortly...