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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Ichiro Suzuki has now played 19 games for Bronx Bruises. He appeareth unto us batting .261 - 70 points below his career average. We in the Yankiverse yearned to believe that Gotham would envigorate him - transform him into the player he was five years ago. Thus far, the bump is four points. As a Yankee, he's hitting .265.That's OK. He's batting ninth. Three days ago, Ichiro drew his first base on balls as a Yankee. Frankly, that's more distressing, because I think we all hoped he would adopt a new grinder mentality - take more pitches and get on base. It seems at times that he seeks a walk, but on that 3-ball count, he slaps the inevitable grounder.Last night, Ichiro did some little things that helped win the game. He laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt in the critical third inning, when Ryan Dempster fell apart. (And every Yankee fan in creation silently said, "Ahh, Texas, you traded prospects for an unhittable NL pitcher, thinking you just wrapped up the pennan...
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Does anyone else find Yankees pitching prospect David Phelps’ story eerily familiar?
Phil Hughes; April 29, 2008 at Yankee Stadium.
Getting tossed around like a rag doll between the rotation, bullpen and minors all season.
Not be allotted the chance to settle into a roll.
Pre-set pitching/innings limit.
Getting stretched multiple times as a starter.
Excuse me, as the above...
I've heard that, in Japan, the number 18 jersey is reserved for a team's ace pitcher. In Spring Training this year, when Hiroki Kuroda requested to wear the number, I thought he was taking an awful lot for granted. After all, he was far from being the Yankees' ace.Fast forward five months later to last night. Kuroda took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. He gave up only...
With Alex Rodriguez on the DL, Eric Chavez has filled the void by outshining the former star in front of him.
When a key position player player goes down with an injury, it usually sends managers scrambling to fill the void immediately, so they seek help from their bench, farm system, or possible trades. Replacing a high caliber player isn’t always the easiest task and the same...
Texas Rangers 2 — New York Yankees 8
In a game of the top two offenses, Nick Swisher’s slam highlights a 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers.
David Phelps started in place of ace CC Sabathia and pitched a solid 5 innings in just his 4th start of the season. Against one of the best offenses in the game, Phelps gave up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking 1. His...
The Yankees signed Derek Lowe to a major league contract on Monday and said they planned to use the right-hander in the bullpen.
Lowe, a 39-year-old sinkerballer, has spent time as a reliever, but mostly has pitched in the rotation for various teams, most recently the Indians. Cleveland designated him for assignment on Aug. 2 and released him on Friday.
Lowe has a 4.01 ERA in 655...
Derek Lowe spent his weekend thinking about how exciting it was going to be to get back on a major league mound after agreeing to terms with the New York Yankees. On Monday, he got that chance. Lowe pitched four scoreless innings to close out the Yankees' 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers, picking up his first save since 2001. "You just keep going, and every inning, they...
Regular Season Game 116
YANKEES vs RANGERS
First Pitch: 7:05 PM | TV: MY9/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Casey McGehee 3B
Russell Martin C
Jasyon Nix SS
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-8, 3.24 ERA)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Nick Swisher hit a grand slam off Ryan Dempster and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
David Phelps, starting in place of injured ace CC Sabathia, picked off two runners and pitched a career-high five innings for the win.
In the opener of a four-game series between the teams...
We didn't have to pay $51 million for the rights just to negotiate with Hiroki Kuroda. And his final bill won't cost us $110 million. Gotta give Brian Cashman credit there. When you look at Texas, sometimes you see the Yankees under Steinbrenner in the early 1980s. They have the best lineup in baseball, and they chase every star who comes available - Yu Darvish, Roy Oswalt...
If I'm being complete honest, I didn't think that former New York Yankees pitcher David Cone was down with rap music.However, he recently showed while doing color commentary for the YES Network that he is down with some classic rap.Check out Cone dropping some lyrical knowledge of the classic rap hit by the Sugar Hill Gang, "Rapper's Delight": Your browser...
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Hiroki Kuroda pitched a two-hitter and the New York Yankees got
consecutive homers from Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira in a 3-0
victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Ben and Sam discuss the impact of CC Sabathia's elbow soreness on the Yankees' short- and long-term outlooks, and the difference between winning a division and winning a wild card under the new playoff format.
Effectively Wild Episode 19: "Scraping Ice"
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