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New York Yankees
Los Angeles Angels
Happy Father’s Day!
The Yankees look to avoid yet another sweep this afternoon when they play the Angels. They will try and do so without Mark Teixeira, who was sent back to New York early to get his wrist examined. Teix re-aggrivated it yesterday and was removed from the game, obviously not good news for the team. Probably the best pitching matchup of the weekend, CC Sabathia takes the mound against Jered Weaver. The Yankees return home after the game to begin a nine-game homestand after a day off tomorrow. Check out our game preview here.
New York Yankees (37-31)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Reid Brignac SS
Chris Stewart C
LHP CC Sabathia (6-5, 4.07 ERA)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (30-38)
Peter Bourjos CF
Mike Trout LF
Albert Pujols DH
Mark Trumbo RF
Howie Kendrick 2B
Chris Iannetta C
Erick Aybar SS
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Brendan Harris 1B
RHP Jered Weaver (2-3, 3.77 ERA)
Game Time: 3:35 pm EST – Angel Stadium – Anaheim, Calif.
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
Weather: Partly cloudy, 72°
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Jayson Nix, the do-it-all infielder for the New York Yankees, is in an unenviable position. He has been charged with filling in for the injured Derek Jeter, a task as impossible as…taking the place of Dumbledore at Hogwarts.
With Jeter out, Jayson Nix has stepped up
Fans in the Bronx don’t want to see anyone other than Derek Jeter at shortstop. First, because he is good. Because...
The New York Yankees are in need of a shakeup at the major league level even if it is mainly on offense. The Yankees have an above average pitching staff but an anemic lineup, and with so many players headed to Free Agency, will need to make a lot of decisions as they approach the trade deadline.While players like Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda represent no trade...
The New York Yankees have scored 16 runs in the last seven games and manager Joe Girardi has to be disheartened every time he fills out a lineup card with names like Neal, Brignac and Romine filling out the bottom of the batting order.
They haven't been helping themselves on the field either as second baseman David Adams spectacularly showed Friday night against the Los Angeles...
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no new tears in the tendon sheath around his inflamed right wrist.
Teixeira got a cortisone shot Sunday. New York manager Joe Girardi says he will be re-evaluated next week.
Teixeira left the Yankees' 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday in the fourth inning. The Yankees sent him back to New York for evaluation on his problematic...
It seems as if every time the Yankees gain someone back from the disabled list, another player is moved onto it. Here are a few updates on the injured:
Mark Teixeira: Although Joe Girardi said that Mark Teixeira will need at least a week to rest his wrist, GM Brian Cashman may want to give him a few weeks. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger, Cashman is leaning...
The Yankees have reached an agreement to sign first-round pick (33rd overall) Ian Clarkin, an 18-year-old LHP out of San Diego. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports originally reported the news.
Clarkin was ranked 17th on Baseball America’s top 500 prospects leading into the draft. He possesses a plus fastball, sharp curveball and a changeup which could develop into an average third pitch...
Kevin Youkilis just can't seem to shake his back problems. The New York Yankees were forced to place him back on the DL just two weeks after returning from a month on the DL with a lumbar strain. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that this latest problem is from a different source, likely a nerve issue, which is causing numbness in his big toe and calf. Youkilis...
The Yankees seem to be getting a little long in the tooth. (Photo credit)
Even when the Yankees lose, they win. They lost the best shortstop of all time to the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of the season. They lost one of the best hitting infielders of all time to the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of the season. They lost one of their best power hitters to the 15...
ANAHEIM, Calif. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera began his Hall of Fame career in 1995 against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium. He picked up the first of his 632 career saves 51 weeks later against the Angels at the same ballpark. And if Rivera goes through with plans to retire after this season, one of his most dramatic saves ever came yep, against the Angels at...
Phil Hughes (3-5, 4.89 ERA) and the Yankees are back on the east coast after a long (and disappointing) west coast trip to take on Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2, 2.85 ERA) and the Dodgers (and Don Mattingly) in the first game of two. Hughes has been hot and cold all year, and his last outing against Oakland would certainly be in the cold category. He threw 95 pitches and lasted just 4 1...
This may come as a shocker for most, but believe it or not even the mighty Yankees are having problems selling tickets.
With a wave of injuries to key players–Jeter, Teixeira, Arod, Granderson it’s not really a surprise that numbers are down, but what’s shocking is just how much they’ve slumped, despite the Yankees winning ways.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
It’s up to CC Sabathia (6-5, 4.07 ERA) to answer the Yankees prayers and stop the skid against the Angels and Jered Weaver (1-2, 3.77 ERA). Sabathia took a step back in his last start after 2 solid outings, allowing six runs (two homers) in a loss to the A’s. His fastball velocity has come back a bit, but he struggled with command in Oakland. “It’s disappointing. It’s definitely...
The trade deadline looms.Cashman and his crew of misguided staffers can yet build a fantasy that the Yankees can still win this thing. Now. This year. MO's last season.They can pony up any and all prospects ( I hesitate to name any, because losing Yankee minor league position players is not a big risk ), including some of the players ( mostly pitchers ) who have had a taste...
As New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera continues his farewell tour across the Major League Baseball, he decided to pay his respect one member of the Oakland Athletics organization.
Oakland A's mailroom employee Julie Vasconcellos (who have worked from the A's for 20 years) got a special surprise from Mariano as he delivered a pizza to her.
Below is the video of the...
If you needed a laugh this weekend, you might want to check out this clip called "Bad British Commentary" of an opening week MLB game between the Boston Red Sox/New York Yankees.
Who knew that Ichiro looked so much like Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
(Courtesy of Deadspin)