Found August 21, 2012 on
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Joba Chamberlain has struggled since returning from the DL.
Since his advent into the major leagues in 2007, the questions surrounding Joba Chamberlain have never truly ceased. Reliever or starter? Are the “Joba Rules” too rigid? Will he recover from Tommy John surgery? Will the freak injury that sidelined him earlier this season end his career?
The uncertainties do not appear to be ending anytime soon. Since Chamberlain’s return to the Yankees on August 1, he has done nothing but give up hits and runs, sporting an ERA of 9.45 as a result of surrendering 15 hits in just 6 and 2/3 innings.
His latest disappointing outing occurred Monday night against the White Sox. With the Yankees trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, Chamberlain was called upon to stop the bleeding. Instead, he immediately surrendered an RBI single to Dayan Viciedo. The Yankees rallied in the top of the sixth to regain the lead, but Chamberlain gave it right back when Gordon Beckham slammed a homer off a 94-mph ...
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Performances out of a baseball team's bullpen can be contagious, as the Yankees pen proved last night. After Freddy Garcia created a jam in the fifth inning, relievers Eppley, Rapada, Chamberlain, Logan and Lowe combined to allow 4 runs on 7 hits, including 3 home runs, all leading to a 9-6 loss to the White Sox.Eppley, Rapada and Logan have been great all season long. Lowe...
From Bryan Hoch:Pedro Feliciano hasn't thrown a pitch for the Yankees since signing a two-year, $8 million contract, but there is hope that may be about to change.
Feliciano pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday for the Gulf Coast Yankees, the lefty reliever's third outing for the club, and manager Joe Girardi is hopeful that Feliciano will be able to see time at the...
Longoria at Yankee Stadium
For the second straight night the Yankees lost to the White Sox in the Windy City, 7-3.
Starter Ivan Nova couldn’t command his fastball, and since the All-Star break he is 1-4 with an ERA of 7.28, and opposing batters are hitting a .316 against him.
I am a big fan of Nova but the Yankees need a lot more from him especially at this time of year, and also...
From SI.com:New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was arrested early Monday morning for driving under the influence, reports the New York Post‘s Dan Mangan.
Pineda, who is out for the season after having shoulder surgery in April, ”had a fixed gaze and his eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy” when he was stopped in Tampa, Fla., according to the arresting officer’s...
2012 just went from bad to worse for the young Yankees hurler after he was arrested early Monday morning for drunk driving.
Through four innings Monday, Freddy Garcia looked like the same pitcher who had helped stabilize the New York Yankees' rotation for nearly two months since Andy Pettitte went down with a fractured leg. After Garcia's bend-but-don't-break approach worked in the first two innings against the White Sox, the veteran right-hander settled in and retired six of seven batters...
The Yankees lost to the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday and were swept in a three-game series. In light of the sweep, it’s no surprise that manager Joe Girardi wasn’t in the best of moods after the game. In fact, he even stopped a press conference with reporters to confront a heckler.
“Yankees swept, yes!” the heckler yelled, before Girardi began his press conference.
New York Yankees 6 — Chicago White Sox 9
Yankees scored early but the White Sox scored late in tonight’s 9-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Freddy Garcia struggled in tonight’s game when he could not finish the 5th. In 4.1 innings of work, Garcia’s control was absent with 4 walks despite striking out 8. Garcia was hurt by former Yankee Dewayne Wise when he hit a two...
A Sports Illustrated poll of 232 major league players names NY Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 'the phoniest.' A-rod received 26% of the vote.
Nick Swisher finished a distant 2nd with 14%....
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New York Yankees 3 — Chicago White Sox 7
Former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis hit a 5th inning grand slam in tonight’s 7-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Ivan Nova struggled in his 6 innings of work. In his start tonight, 7 hits resulted in 6 runs on just 84 pitches. The big blow came in the 5th inning when Kevin Youkilis got to Nova for a go-ahead grand slam. Ivan...
Regular Season Game 124
YANKEES @ WHITE SOX
First Pitch: 8:10 PM | TV: YES| Radio: WCBS
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Andruw Jones DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Casey McGehee 3B
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Phil Hughes RHP
WHITE SOX (67-55)
Dewayne Wise CF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adam Dunn DH
New York Yankees ace, CC Sabathia, is eligible for activation from the 15 day DL on Thursday of this week. According to a report on Tuesday night from Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, Sabathia sounds ready to make a scheduled return and pitch against the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
Sabathia was sent to the 15 day DL on August 9th due to inflammation in his left elbow. It...
Nick Swisher will be a free agent after this season ends, and reports of his estimated price tag took an interesting turn this week. Swisher, it has been said, could draw a "Jayson Werth contract" this offseason. That terminology is now MLB shorthand for $126 million over seven years, or, by alternate definitions, lunacy. The Washington Nationals were widely -- and rightly...
Leave it to the Little League World Series to take my mind off a Yankees team who dropped their second straight game to White Sox last night. The loss and Ivan Nova's continuing troubles have been easily relegated to the back burner of my mind, because history was made in Williamsport yesterday. As you probably know, the team from Uganda became the first African team to win a...
CHICAGO - A Nova is supposed to be a bright, shining type of star. But a Nova of another kind - the New York Yankees' Ivan Nova - has been anything but bright and shining of late. In fact, you might say he's looking less like a star and more like a rusty, banged up Chevy Nova from the 1970s that's not hitting on all cylinders. In eight starts since the All-Star break...