Four Off-Season Priorities For The New York Yankees

While the Yankees have conducted their organizational meetings this week, I have given a lot of thought to what I think they should be focusing on down there in Tampa.They should be concentrating on many things, but in my opinion, these four should be at top of the list:1. Acquiring or trading for a new shortstop:  JJ Hardy never really floated my boat, so I'm glad the Orioles...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Brandon McCarthy open to return

The New York Yankees and thirty-one year old starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy both hope that the right-hander will return to the club for the 2015 season.#452386048 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Roger Rubin on on what McCarthy has said in recent weeks, it appears that if the Yankees took interest in him, it would be reciprocated. He said...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy Pitches Immaculate Inning, Breaks Record (Video)

For one inning Wednesday night, Brandon McCarthy was untouchable. The New York Yankees pitcher struck out Wil Myers, Nick Franklin and Matt Joyce on nine total pitches during a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Your browser does not support iframes. McCarthy’s immaculate inning was the sixth thrown by a major league pitcher this season, breaking the record of five set in 1998. That...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: 9 pitches, 3 K's, 1 inning: Brandon McCarthy's immaculate inning

New York Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy strikes out the side on nine pitches to record the Major Leagues' record-setting sixth immaculate inning of 2014 last night against the Tampa Rays.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Throws Immaculate Inning

I feel like we’ve been here before. The scene is Tropicana Field and the event…an immaculate inning.  However, this time it wasn’t Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger striking out the side Wednesday night, it was New York Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy doing the deed. In the seventh inning, the righty joined Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Randy Johnson and a number of other...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandon McCarthy throws immaculate inning

New York Yankees P Brandon McCarthy etched his name into the record books on Wednesday night. He pitched an immaculate inning in the seventh frame of the team’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays—striking out the side in just nine pitches. Wil Myers, Nick Franklin and Matt Joyce all fell victim to a great sequence of pitches from the Yankees right-hander. McCarthy is the fifth...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy Throw ‘Immaculate Inning’

This is something you don’t see every day. Recently acquired New York Yankees starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy struck out the side in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday evening. In the process, the veteran became only the fifth pitcher in the heralded history of the franchise to accomplish this feat on just NINE pitches. Your browser does not support iframes...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 151: Yankees score enough to win

New York Yankees 3 — Tampa Bay Rays 2 Brandon McCarthy looked to continue his great tenure with the Yankees by snapping the losing streak. Through the first three innings, Brandon McCarthy allowed one hit but kept the Rays off the scoreboard. With two outs in the fourth inning, Evan Longoria would strike and he would hit a deep home run into center field to put the Rays ahead....
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Rays (9/17/14)

Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.54 ERA) and Alex Cobb (9-7, 2.75 ERA) face off again at the Trop. McCarthy is coming off a great outing not allowing a run to the Orioles on four hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out six. He lost to the Rays on August 15th, giving up four runs ,two earned, in 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees were shut out (shock.) Cobb had a no hitter against...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: New York will try to re-sign Brandon McCarthy

Getting out of Arizona is the best thing that ever happened to Brandon McCarthy. Now with the New York Yankees, he is pitching like the player we all know he is capable of being, and it's going to result in him getting a nice pay day this offseason.#455175212 / gettyimages.comThe Yankees are going to attempt to re-sign McCarthy this offseason, according to Nick Cafardo of the...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Orioles Double Header (9/12/14)

Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.79 ERA) and the Yanks travel to the first place Orioles to take on Kevin Gausman (7-7, 3.83 ERA) and fight for their playoff lives in a double header. McCarthy allowed two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Royals his last time out to improve to 8-4 with a 2.70 ERA in his last 13 starts. Gausman threw seven innings in his last start against the...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

McCarthy, Yanks even series with Royals; KC's Duffy injured after opening pitch

Brandon McCarthy won for the second time in six starts, and the New York Yankees feasted on Kansas City's bullpen in a 6-2 win Saturday after Royals starter Danny Duffy left because of an injury following his first pitch. A night after a 1-0 loss in the series opener dropped them 4½ games back for the AL's second wild card, the weak-hitting Yankees scored as many as six...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 140: McCarthy, Prado strong in win

Kansas City Royals 2 — New York Yankees 6 Martin Prado returns to the lineup and is a key contributor in the win. To start the game, the Yankees had a tough task in front of them with Danny Duffy on the mound but one pitch into the game, the young left-hander would exit with a shoulder injury. After the first two outs by Liam Hendriks, the replacement to Duffy, Martin Prado would...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Royals (9/6/14)

#454430366 / The Yankees and Royals are both trying to stay in the playoff race. It is up to Brandon McCarthy (5-4, 2.80 ERA) to keep the Bombers above water and Danny Duffy (8-11, 2.42 ERA) to keep the Royals on pace in the AL Central. McCarthy’s last start was going exactly as planned through five scoreless innings in Toronto, before he allowed three home runs...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Fail To Hit When It Counts And Drop Final Series In Toronto

The New York Yankees have consistently said that they understand the urgency of their situation. However, most of their players don't seem to performing at that "urgent" level on the field. The game started off in promising fashion when Brett Gardner, with one swing of the bat, matched the total number of hits the Yankees were able to muster in Saturday’s game....
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 135: Long ball gets McCarthy in finale

New York Yankees 3 — Toronto Blue Jays 4 The Blue Jays crush the ball to get back and eventually win today’s game. In yesterday’s game, the Yankees could not muster more than one hit and could not score at all. With one swing, Brett Gardner matched the hit total and put the Yankees on the board. A leadoff home run by Gardner off of J.A. Happ put the Yankees ahead by one. Derek...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (8/31/14)

#454107668 / Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 2.47 ERA) tries to right the ship, both his and the Yankees’, as he takes on J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.40 ERA) in the final game north of the boarder. McCarthy was hammered for five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Tigers, his most runs allowed in pinstripes. “I’ve thrown well enough to get through outings where...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pineda and McCarthy look to lead the Yanks back to postseason

Michael Pineda Yankees – Photo Credit – Keith Allison   Before the season, the New York Yankees starting pitching staff looked to be in pretty good shape. It was assumed that they had two aces in CC Sabathia and the Masahiro Tanaka to go along with veteran Hiroki Kuroda and young arms Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Pineda dazzled in his rookie campaign with the Seattle Mariners...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees at Tigers (8/26/14)

  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Yankees continue the push for the playoffs as Brandon McCarthy (5-2, 1.90 ERA) takes on Rick Porcello (14-8, 3.10 ERA) in game to in Detroit. McCarthy had his best outing of the season his last time out. He threw a four hit shutout against the Astros, racking up eight strikeouts in his longest start in pinstripes. “I feel confident again,” McCarthy...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 21: Brandon McCarthy and More

I know it’s football season. Believe me, now that football is just around the corner, the attention I’ve been giving to my baseball leagues has dwindled. But fear not, the two-start pitchers report for week 21 is here, albeit a bit later than I had hoped. So sip that coffee, it is Monday morning, and enjoy this first before setting lineups. I will give you the player’s name...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks hitters talk it out, do just enough to back McCarthy gem over Astros

Night after night they struggled to score runs and hit in the clutch. The blame for seven losses in nine tilts and rapidly fading October hopes was correctly on the Yankees hitters — and they knew it. So, when the hitters prepared for Thursday’s game against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, they decided it was time to meet. According to Chase Headley and Brett Gardner, a rather...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Win Game, But Win McCarthy Trade by Landslide

Yesterday Brandon McCarthy continued the renaissance he began after being traded to the Yankees earlier this season, throwing a complete game, four-hit shut-out. He and Astros starter Dallas Keuchel combined to pitch the shortest game in the history of the new Yankee Stadium: two hours and seven minutes.Are you kicking yourselves, Arizona Diamondbacks? If not, you should be.We all...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Avoid Sweep Behind McCarthy’s Gem

A recap of Thursday’s series finale is followed by notes highlighting the set’s first two games. When the Yankees acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 6, they were receiving the pitcher with the major leagues’ second-worst ERA, 5.01. What a difference a change of scenery can make. McCarthy (5-2; 1.90 ERA)  fired a complete-game four-hit shutout...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 125: McCarthy goes the distance in win

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Houston Astros 0 – New York Yankees 3 With the Yankees looking to avoid the sweep, Brandon McCarthy got the matinee season finale. Through the first three innings, Brandon McCarthy left most of the outfield yawning as he generated five ground outs and three strikeouts while allowing one ball to reach the outfield. A good pitching effort always needs offense...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

McCarthy, Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double and the Yankees backed McCarthy with flawless fielding. The Yankees' fans also made fine plays - sitting in the first row behind the Houston...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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