Game 45: Going for No. 7

The Yankees are back at .500 thanks to their six-game winning streak. Getting to .500 was the easy part though. Building the record up and winning more games than you lose going forward is where it gets difficult. The Yankees can begin that process with a win tonight to stretch that winning streak to seven games. It would be their longest since last June. The good news is they...
Via River Avenue Blues
56 minutes ago

Yankees express ‘concern’ after Mark Teixeira’s neck flares up

Mark Teixeira’s neck woes hit him again on Wednesday, forcing him out of the Yankees’ starting lineup against the Blue Jays. Joe Girardi said the first baseman was dealing with neck spasms, though he didn’t complain of discomfort after Tuesday’s win in The Bronx. It’s not the first time in recent weeks Teixeira has missed...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

WATCH: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez takes BP in Trenton for 2nd rehab game

A-Rod is expected to be off the DL and playing for Yankees by Thursday. Watch video TRENTON -- Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was fashionably late for the start of the Trenton Thunder's batting practice Wednesday at Arm & Hammer Park. Actually, A-Rod was busy indoors hitting in a cage before heading outside to...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

4 thoughts on Alex Rodriguez's impending return to Yankees

Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Is it time to start panicking about Chase Headley?

We’re creeping up on the end of the first trimester of the 2016 season, and a slow start is no longer just a slow start. Carlos Beltran had a slow start. Dellin Betances had a slow start. Chase Headley is having a bad season. But is it due mostly to bad luck or bad process? — THE BAD How bad has Chase Headley been this season? Among all qualified MLB third basemen, Headley...
Via BP Bronx
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Brian Cashman confirms Gary Sanchez has a “crack in his thumb”

Top catching prospect Gary Sanchez has a “crack in his thumb,” Brian Cashman confirmed to Shane Hennigan this afternoon. Sanchez is heading to New York for further evaluation. He took a foul tip to the hand during Triple-A Scranton’s game last night. Sanchez, 23, is hitting .297/.340/.536 (155 wRC+) with six homers in 34 games with the RailRiders this year. He made a one-game...
Via River Avenue Blues
5 hours ago

Luis Severino and the possibility of too much velocity

This Sunday right-hander Luis Severino will make his first minor league rehab start as he works his way back from a mild triceps strain. He’ll be back on the mound only 16 days after suffering the injury, so it was indeed a mild strain. The Yankees weren’t downplaying it. Assuming all goes well Sunday, Severino could rejoin the rotation as soon as next week. Of course, Severino...
Via River Avenue Blues
7 hours ago

Rotation, Beltran spark Yankees' turnaround

With Tuesday night's 6-0 win over the Blue Jays, the Yankees are 22-22, .500 for the first time since April 14, when a loss to these very same Blue Jays knocked them to 4-4. Since that loss, the Yankees fell far, dropping as far as eight games below .500 on May 5. But the Yankees have turned everything around, winning 13 of their past 18 -- including six straight -- with a run differential...
Via Yankees.com
17 hours ago

Carlos Beltran may be phasing out A-Rod before he even returns

Don’t hurry back, Alex. Carlos Beltran has DH covered. Here’s why the Yankees demanded Alex Rodriguez bring his DH act to Trenton: Beltran is on fire as the designated hitter. Beltran knocked in two runs Tuesday night in the Yankees’ 6-0 victory over the clueless Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. It was the Yankees’ sixth...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Yankees ask Nova to keep Jays in check

Toronto won eight times on the road against the Yankees last season, and 13 times overall, which were both single-season highs. It also marked the first time the Blue Jays won a season series in New York since 2003. That was last year, though, and after winning the series opener on Tuesday night, the Yankees will look to reverse the recent trend when right-hander Ivan Nova gets the...
Via Yankees.com
19 hours ago

Eovaldi, Yankees 2-hit Blue Jays, return to .500

Carlos Beltran and Nathan Eovaldi continued their recent hot streaks, while the Yankees' bullpen was stingy as usual as the Yanks beat the Blue Jays, 6-0, and pulled back to .500 for the first time since April 14.
Via Yankees.com
21 hours ago

How Alex Rodriguez’s injury has helped the New York Yankees

On May 3, Alex Rodriguez left the game after straining his hamstring running to first base on a ground out. A-Rod was put on the 15-day disabled list and was supposed to return Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, but he has suffered another setback. Though this may seem like a loss for the New York Yankees, they may have also benefited from A-Rod’s injury and could continue...
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Throwing hard isn’t enough for Yankees

The fastball is the basic building block upon which all pitching is built. If you were to describe the act of pitching to an alien, or someone from Norway, you would probably say something to the effect of “the attempt to throw a ball hard into an imaginary box of sorts past someone trying to hit it with a bat”. That’s what a fastball is. You probably wouldn’t get into how...
Via BP Bronx
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Former Yankees OF Williams reinventing himself as a musician

WASHINGTON (AP) Bernie Williams stopped being a baseball player in 2006. Being a musician, however, is his lifelong endeavor. Williams' father brought a guitar back from a trip to Spain when Williams was 7, and he fell in love with music after the first few chords. ''I thought I was gonna be a musician,'' Williams said. ''This whole thing with the Yankees sort of came along, and...
Via Associated Press
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The New York Yankees future is bright

At the beginning of the season, the New York Yankees seemed to be a team loaded with old washed-up players. They had just traded some of their most promising prospects to acquire Aroldis Chapman but had very little chance of going very far. Then, just a few weeks into the seasons, an array of injuries opened the door for some of the younger Yankees to move up and fill vacant spots...
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Mark Teixeira Needs to Turn it Around

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is notorious for his slow starts during a season, but his 2016 slump is his worst to date. Through May 23rd, the switch hitter is batting a dismal .193, with only three home runs and 12 RBIs. Teixeira has been reaching base via walk, but that only brings his on-base percentage to .295. The Yankees have been playing better baseball as of late, but...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Yankees Surging Back on Track?

The New York Yankees now sit one game under .500 after going 13-6 after an 8-16 start to the season. The Yankees have a huge opportunity ahead of them as they only sit 5 1/2 games back of first place and 12 of their next 13 games are against AL East opponents. Brian McCann stresses patience with the season as the Yankees have plenty of time to make up lost ground. “It’s a long...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Miller on Aroldis Chapman being named the closer

Andrew Miller on Aroldis Chapman being named the closer.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 42 Recap: We have a winning streak

It took the Yankees seven attempts to notch their first three-game winning streak of the 2016 season, a feat they finally accomplished Friday night in Oakland. They wasted no time in pushing that streak to four. The Yankees continued rolling Saturday afternoon, riding an excellent start by Masahiro Tanaka to a 5-1 victory over the A’s. Coming off his two worst starts of the season...
Via BP Bronx
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland Coliseum plumbing leaks into dugout

There's a little issue with the restroom in the visiting dugout... pic.twitter.com/bmjEaFfqe3 — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 21, 2016 The Oakland Athletics have a unique home field advantage at the Oakland Coliseum. Occasionally, the plumbing backs up. It happened again Saturday, when the visiting dugout – currently occupied by the New York Yankees – was filled with rather...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams Can Now Add College Graduate to his Resume

A big leaguer going back and getting a college diploma after spending time in the Majors is rare. A big leaguer going back and getting his music degree after a 16-year Major League career and a Grammy nomination? That’s gotta be like seeing a leprechaun riding a unicorn. As of May 13, Bernie Williams can add “College Graduate” to his resume after finishing up at the prestigious...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Beltran on his big home run in Oakland

Yankees outfielder/DH Carlos Beltran discusses his offensive production, including a home run, in the 4-1 win over the Athletics.
Via YES Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it Fair to Blame Hal Steinbrenner for the New York Yankees Struggles?

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner broke his silence on the New York Yankees disappointing season. Steinbrenner was very harsh on the performance of his players and fully backed manager Joe Girardi. Steinbrenner ripped into the offense’s performance to this point in the season. “Needless to say, the first five weeks were disappointing, frustrating, particularly looking at the offense...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brian McCann on Nathan Eovaldi's dominance in Arizona

Yankees catcher Brian McCann shares his take on the strong start from pitcher Nathan Eovaldi in the 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Via YES Network
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees owner shows support for Joe Girardi

Hal Steinbrenner is not his father. While the late George Steinbrenner generally acted rashly to stretches of bad baseball and was not afraid to fire — or certainly put pressure — on his managers, Hal is looking towards the guys who play. Steinbrenner recently backed his manager while simultaneously putting pressure on the players. “The coaches are doing a good job,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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