Yankees Game 9: Kelley falters in ninth inning

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Baltimore Orioles 5 — New York Yankees 4 The first night game in Yankee Stadium of the 2014 regular season also had extra hype as Masahiro Tanaka made his Yankee Stadium debut. After a relatively simple first inning, Masahiro Tanaka made a costly mistake in the second. Tanaka would give up a pair of singles along with getting a pair of outs but...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Voice of the Bleacher Creatures is Silenced

Something sounds different at Yankee Stadium.  And, no, I’m not talking about the obvious lack of “Enter Sandman” when Shawn Kelley jogged to the mound to close out the game Monday. I’m talking about the lack of Bald Vinny. You know, Bald Vinny, right?  Sure, you do.   He’s the bald guy in sunglasses out in Section 203 who leads the New York Yankees faithful in their...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ David Robertson sidelined with groin strain

Shawn Kelley, you’re up. With David Robertson going to the disabled list with a groin strain, the Yankees need a new closer for at least the next two weeks. This is a problem the Yanks didn’t have to worry about for the past 19 years with Mariano Rivera anchoring their bullpen. (The 2012 season being an obvious exception, as Rivera appeared in only nine games after tearing his...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Short term saves: Shawn Kelley taking over the 9th with David Robertson on the DL

Through the first few weeks of the season, we’ve seen closers dropping like flies with either injuries or managerial decisions removing them from anticipated 9th inning roles. This past week as part of the Touch ‘em all podcast on Fantasy Sports Network, our Chris Meaney, Mike Omelan and myself discussed this fact when pointing out that chasing saves in the draft room is often...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Closer David Robertson to DL

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 today, and it was Shawn Kelley who earned the save for the Pinstripes, not David Robertson.  After the game Joe Girardi told the media that Robertson will be placed on the 15-Day disabled list with a pulled groin.  Kelley got Matt Wieters to fly out, Nelson Cruz to pop out and Steve Lombardozzi to ground out, and needed just...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Kelley: Holds Sleeper for 2014 Fantasy Baseball

Reliever Poised to Leap Forward: Shawn Kelley With the retirement of Mariano Rivera, and the eighth-inning setup man David Robertson moving into the pressured role as heir to the greatest closer of all-time, someone will need to move into the eighth-inning setup role. While the role could be open to anyone who will step up [...]
Via RotoBaller
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Shawn Kelley battling triceps inflammation

Shawn Kelley has been unable to pitch in the last few games for the New York Yankees, and he very may well not be able to pitch tonight.  Kelley has been battling triceps inflammation.  The reliever has not pitched since Sunday and there is no exact timetable on when he will be ready to pitch again. According to Bryan Hoch of, Kelley will not pitch again until sometime...
Via MLB Injury News
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

K-ing Kelley

With 48 strikeouts in just 32.1 innings (13.4 K/9), Shawn Kelley has become a strikeout king. Shawn Kelley finds himself in the seventh inning of the bridge to Mo. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Kelley, 29, was acquired by the Yankees before the 2013 season for minor league outfielder Abraham Almonte. The trade, this far, has worked out tremendously. Despite leading the bullpen...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners roster news: Felix deal finalized, Shawn Kelley traded

M’s make headlines It’s been a crazy week for the Mariners, and things reached an apex Wednesday. Here’s the big headlines from Seattle’s exciting day. Seattle finalizes deal with King Felix After some minor bumps in the road, the Seattle Mariners have finalized a contract extension with ace pitcher Felix Hernandez. It was originally reported early last week that the Mariners...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Shawn Kelley sent to Tacoma AAA

A short while ago via the Seattle Mariners twitter feed we learned that the team has announced RHP Shawn Kelley has been optioned to AAA Tacoma. This officially puts the M's roster at 27 players; we all know to well of course that they need to be at 25 by 2 pm Wed. Looks like Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik wasn't happy...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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