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In the movie Major League, Ricky Vaughn (played by none other than Charlie Sheen), came out to the song Wild Thing by The Troggs. That was partly due to his personality, but also because Ricky had a little trouble throwing strikes. in Major League Baseball, Mitch Williams took that role, and adopted the same song for similar reasons.
After last night’s poor performance by New York Yankees starting pitcher Freddy Garcia, we may have found the latest version of wild thing.
Not only could Garcia not get out of the fifth inning in a game which eventually saw the Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles in 12 innings, but the Bronx Bombres’ No. 5 starter entering the 2012 MLB season threw five wild pitches. That feat has not been accomplished since Ken Howell did it for the Philadelphia Phillies back in 1989.
That means that even Rick Ankiel never released five wild pitches in one game before he was converted into an outfielder. Quite impressive, Garcia.
For the game Garcia’s fi...
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Yankees finally got a win in 2012....
The New York Yankees finally got their first win, down in Baltimore beating the Orioles 6-2.
No doubt that a win was needed because New York fans had hit panic, yesterday.
Even my doorman, who never fails to have the Yankee game on the radio, said he could not listen after this past weekend.
Well, now that those three long, losing days are history...
From Andrew Marchand:Hiroki Kuroda has never played in Yankee Stadium. So when he throws the first home pitch for the Yankees a little after 1 p.m. on Friday, he will have more nerves than anything else.
"Rather than being excited, I'm more worried about how I'm going to perform," Kuroda said through his interpreter.
"Since I've never pitched...
Smells like misery
That rancid smell wafting towards your nostrils? Yes, that’s the new “New York Yankees” fragrances for him and her that are on sale at Yankee Stadium and Macy’s starting this month. Pardon me…just threw up a little bit in my mouth. No, we’re not kidding. As if we needed to be exposed to the Yankees brand anymore. It’s really hard to speak about.
The New York Yankees finally won their first game of the season, using four hits by Derek Jeter and an effective pitching performance by Ivan Nova to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night.
Andruw Jones homered for the Yankees, who averted the fourth 0-4 start in franchise history - the first since 1973. New York began the season by losing three straight to Tampa Bay.
Buffalo, NY – It was a record breaking day for the Bisons in their home opener as they dominated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 12-3 in front of an announced 10,905 fans at Coca-Cola Field.
The 12 runs broke the Bisons previous record for runs in a home opener, a 10 run outing in a win over Pawtucket in 2003.
While the bulk of the runs came in the fourth inning, the Buffalo...
HOUSTON- Nameplates are often last on the checklist in the frenzy of player transactions, thus while Justin Maxwell was sufficiently outfitted for his Astros debut and announced his arrival with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, the space next to the No. 22 above his locker remained blank afterward.
That logistical hazard did...
I know that the season is just beginning,and that players are just beginning to get the feel for the game again, but what I saw from David Robertson yesterday definitely blew my mind.
Even though he only pitched one inning and struck only one hitter and walked one, I could see how every hitter looked helpless when facing him. His pitch location was perfect and his fastball was...
The New York Yankees (2-3) beat the Baltimore Orioles (3-2) 5-4 in 12 innings, tonight at Camdem Yards.
Freddy Garcia made his first start of the season and it was tough to watch. He went 4.2 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 runs (1 HR), walked 3 and struck out 3 batters for 98 pitches.
The Bullpen pitched scoreless 7.1 innings pitched, allowed 2 hits, walked 2 and struck...