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English: Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees went into to last night with a one-run lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
The Yankees fought hard vs. a more complete Red Sox. And after 12-innings, the Bronx Bombers won, in walk-off fashion, 4-3.
And Yankee fans owe a lot of that win to the moves made by skipper Joe Girardi.
Girardi first right move was before the game, when he sent a struggling Ivan Nova to the bullpen and gave his start to David Phelps.
As after a shaky first inning, giving up runs to Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, Phelps settled in and went a solid 5 1/3 frames. He struck out four, and walked two Red Sox, but didn’t allow another run to score.
The next move Girardi made was a game changer; pinch-hitting Raul Ibanez in the ninth inning for Eduardo Nunez.
The Yankees were down 3-1 when Girardi called on the veteran Ibanez to hit.
And hit Ibanez did, as he went deep with Granderson on base to tie...
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Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But on fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building. In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium...
"One game at a time." It is a mantra of baseball managers, an approach that enables them to focus on the one thing that they can control -- the game in front of them -- without worrying about other concerns.
"One game at a time." The Yankees' Joe Girardi -- in a decision that was curious at best, dangerous at worst -- used precisely that rationale for extending...
David Cone may have some racial sensitivity classes in his future after a comment he made on Tuesday.
The former Cy Young Award winner and current Yankees TV analyst for YES Network referred to outfielder Ichiro Suzuki’s bat as a “chopstick” on the telecast during the Yankees-Red Sox game.
“Probably a ball, but Suzuki with the chopstick,” Cone said while watching a replay...
In the final regular season home game, the Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight against the Boston Red Sox. In his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Kuroda lasted only 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on ten hits while striking out four.
Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-6, 7.68 ERA) is on the mound for the Red Sox.
New York Yankees (94-67)
Derek Jeter SS...
Just when you think they're out, they keep reeling you back in. The Red Sox were poised to help the Orioles grab a share of the American League East with one game left to play, but let a win slip through their fingertips. Raul Ibanez homered off Andrew Bailey in the ninth inning and singled home the winning run off Andrew Miller in the 12th, capping off a wild night in the Bronx...
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was back in the
lineup last night, returning from a calf injury that’s sidelined him for much
of the past month. In his return, Teixeira batted fifth and went 1-3 with a
two-run home run and a walk.
Teixeira initially injured his calf at the end of August.
The strain caused the slugger to miss roughly a week and a half of action...
From The Daily Kos:
[A]ccording to his 2007 financial disclosure forms, Romney—who claims to be a Red Sox fan—was invested in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, the broadcast arm of the New York Yankees corporate empire. As the anchor says at the end of this clip from 2007, "You never know until you look at somebody's stock portfolio what they're thinking."
As CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees on Monday night, he might be understandably licking his chops at the prospect of facing this Red Sox lineup. Without the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury or Dustin Pedroia batting for Boston, Sabathia will instead get a chance to face a Red Sox lineup that is a bit, shall we say, lacking in star power. However, there is one possible fly in Sabathia...
Mike Francesa debates Nick Swisher v Mark Teixeira statistics and history as Yankees in the postseason. Recollections, baby. Caller: Have Victor put up the stats. Francesa: You are going to look...
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It's a 1-game lead with 2 games to play. The Yankees beat a dead Red Sox team last night while the Orioles lost to a Rays team that was on life support. The big joke about the Boston Red Sox these days is that they are actually the Pawtucket Red Sox. Six players in last night's Boston lineup started 2012 in triple A. Meanwhile, the Yankees had their full lineup in the game...
Both Nats and O’s playoff opponents could be decided tonight. [WaPo, Sun]
If not for Red Sox bullpen and Raul Ibanez, the AL East would be tied. [BLS]
Latest power rankings have the Nats at No. 1, Orioles at No. 8. [Grantland]
Looks like Chris Tillman will start finale for the Orioles. [CSN Baltimore]
NL Rookie of the Month Bryce Harper is hitting in the clutch. [Boz]
While the New York Yankees are on a three-day break before the ALDS this Sunday night at 8:30pm EST, I thought it was the perfect time to reminisce a little
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
before the real season begins.
So here it is….
Adversity is a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune.
And that has been the most...