Yankees game 104: Yankees lose series on close contest

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Toronto Blue Jays 5 — New York Yankees 4 The Yankees fall in a close game to finish off a 10-game homestand. For the finale of a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, Shane Greene got the call to try and continue his strong debut season in the big leagues. After an infield single by Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera hit a double to right field that put...
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Yankees Lineup: Game 104 7/27/14

Final game of the this ten game home stand, Yankees look to head out on a positive note against the Toronto Blue Jays. Shane Greene looks to redeem himself after his last outing. Mark Teixeira is still out, he is just doing light exercises today. Hopefully Carlos Beltran is starting to catch fire, his late inning home run yesterday was good sign. Full preview of the game here. Game...
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Yankees game 103: Lefties cannot cut it in loss

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Toronto Blue Jays 6 — New York Yankees 4 A pair of lefty relievers and some sloppy defense proves costly in today’s game. Making his Yankees debut, Chris Capuano got the call for the start. After getting the first two outs in the first inning, Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch. Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson would reach base to load them...
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Yankees Lineup: Game 103

The Yankees look took keep the home winning streak against Toronto going. Chris Capuano makes his first big league start of the year today. You can get the full preview here. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury CF Carlos Beltran DH Brian McCann 1B Chase Headley...
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New York Yankees Midseason Grades (Position Players)

Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP Now a little past the midway point in the season, we wanted to give our mid-season grades to the New York Yankees. We will do this in two parts: position players, and pitchers. Brian McCann: C McCann hasn’t lived up to expectations offensively, with only 10 home runs on the season. He also has a career low .670 OPS. On the plus side, though, McCann...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Rangers Leonys Martin robs Brian McCann on double catch

The Texas Rangers haven’t had a lot to cheer about, with a crazy amount of injuries and ineffective pitching.  They are having some success in New York at the expense of the Yankees, having surprisingly won game one of the series on Monday.  And playing some good defense on Tuesday, as outfielder Leonys Martin makes an outstanding catch against the wall on a seemingly-sure extra...
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Will the Yanks Stay Hot?

After signing big names like Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Masahiro Tanaka before the season started, the Yankees were poised
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Misplayed Pop-up Leads To Yankees Walk-Off Win

Your browser does not support iframes. The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds in unlikely fashion on Sunday after a Brian McCann popup misplayed by Cincinnati’s defense led to a walk-off single. Check it out as three Reds defenders converge on the routine pop fly only to allow the ball to drop in between them in short right field. The win secured a three-game sweep for...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Walk-Off Hit You’ll Ever See

With the scored knotted at two in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, Brian McCann found himself at the plate with a chance to break the tie and give the Yankees the series sweep over the Reds. McCann did that — he provided the game-winning single. Only, it wasn’t the prettiest way to get credited with a walk-off hit. Your browser does not support iframes. I think this...
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Yankees Earn Walk-Off Win Over Reds On Misplayed Routine Pop-Up (Video)

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Just ask New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann. During Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, McCann stepped up to the plate against flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. Left-handed hitters have just a .112 batting average against Chapman over the last four years. But thanks to a defensive miscue, McCann recorded a hit against...
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WATCH: Misplayed popup leads to walk-off win for Yankees

Your browser does not support iframes.The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds in unlikely fashion on Sunday after a Brian McCann popup misplayed by Cincinnati's defense led to a walk-off single.Check it out as three Reds defenders converge on the routine pop fly only to allow the ball to drop in between them in short right field. Doh!The win secured a three-game sweep...
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Darkest before the dawn? In mere seconds yesterday, John Sterling bounced from inhuman despair to heavenly rapture

Contrary to news reports, the NY Yankees did not win yesterday: The Reds simply lost. In the ninth inning, the Evils were executing a classic choke moment - runner on a third, no outs, cleanup hitters up - and Mark Teixeira fanned. This prompted John Sterling to yelp, "Strike three, what else?"Yep, that's right. Two little words. Two sharpened knives. John couldn'...
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Overdue Bloop Helps Yankees Earn Sweep of Reds

Here’s how the New York Yankees came out of the All-Star break: A three game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds in Yankee Stadium, featuring three quality starts and timely hits throughout the lineup. In the process, they gained 1.0 game on the Toronto Blue Jays and 2.0 on the A.L. East leading Baltimore Orioles. They could not have hoped for a better start to the unofficial second...
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Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who finished a three-game sweep in their first series after the All-Star...
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Yankees game 97 lineup: 7/20/14

The Yankees have their brooms out and are primed to sweep away the Reds. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball for New York against ace Johnny Cueto. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium  - Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (49-47) Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury CF Mark Teixeira 1B Brian McCann C Carlos Beltran DH Ichiro Suzuki...
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Brian McCann tops buy-low options for the 2nd half

There are few things in Fantasy Baseball more difficult and more rewarding than sending the perfect trade proposal. You never want to lowball an opposing owner and abruptly end the trade discussion, however; you also don’t want to include that unnecessary extra piece when they would’ve accepted a lesser offer. Here are some players that are due for a bout of good luck after...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you think the Yankees will make the 2014 postseason?

The New York Yankees have 68 games, 41 at home and 27 on the road, left in the 2014 regular season. Right now, the Yankees are 47-47, five games back in the AL East compared to 3.5 games in the wild card. This leaves the Yankees in striking distance to get a postseason berth, but things have to improve. The Yankees will have to get better without ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy Low, Sell High: Catchers

This is the first in a series of posts looking at buy low and sell high candidates at the All-Star break.  It’s based on looking at the difference in fantasy value from the first half of the season and projected fantasy value for the second half (using the Steamer projections published at FanGraphs).  The idea here is that some fantasy owners in your league might be willing to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heading Into the All-Star Break, Five Keys To Yankees Second Half Success

With Sunday night’s loss against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees head into the All-Star Break in third place in the A.L. East and 5.0 GB of first place.With only two Yankees, Derek Jeter and Dellin Betances, heading to the actual All-Star game in Minnesota, the rest of the team can use the four days of no baseball for both a physical and mental break and focus on coming...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: McCann’s Decline

Before the 2012 season Brian McCann was on a career path be a Hall of Fame catcher, but everything changed in 2012 when he suggered a torn labrum and knee tendinitis in right knee. After having surgery on the shoulder his offensive numbers rebounded in a shortened 2013 season. He signed a five-year deal with the Yankees, and the bounce back season and the new home ballpark created...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 91: Bullpen lets it get away

New York Yankees 3 — Cleveland Indians 9 A tired bullpen could not help David Phelps in tonight’s game. In the first inning, Derek Jeter got an infield single off of Indians’ starter T.J. House. Mark Teixeira would get a hit with two outs and Brian McCann would walk to load the bases. Unfortunately for the Yankees, Francisco Cervelli would strike out and the opportunity was...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves coach: Brian McCann will ‘never be comfortable’ in New York

Photo: AP The New York Yankees, as they usually do, made a splash in free agency this offseason, and one of those acquisitions was former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann. McCann, who was a seven-time all-star with the Braves, has had a rough start in the Yankee pinstripes, batting an underwhelming .230. It is safe to say that is not the production the Yankees were expecting when...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian McCann’s Former Coach: Catcher Will ‘Never Be Comfortable’ In New York

Brian McCann was born in Georgia and grew up there. He was then drafted by the Atlanta Braves and became an All-Star catcher for his hometown club. He gave that up his past winter, however, to join the New York Yankees, and that’s been a regrettable decision so far. That is, of course, if you discount the $85 million contract he signed with the Bronx Bombers. McCann’s salary...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 88: Early offense leads to a pair of pitching firsts

New York Yankees 5 — Cleveland Indians 3 The Yankees scored early in support of a rookie and an All-Star rookie closed it out. After a scoreless first by Indians’ Justin Masterson, the second inning would go downhill and snowball. Brian McCann would start the inning with a double and Brian Roberts would double too, scoring McCann. After some messy baserunning stranded Roberts...
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Yankees game 87: Offense scores early, pitching survives

New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7 The Yankees erupt for a lot of offense but the pitching struggles to keep the lead. Against Ricky Nolasco, the Yankees hit him hard and hit him early. After a lead off walk by Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would hit a single to right field. Jacoby Ellsbury would hit a high fly to right center field but center fielder Sam Fuld would rob his position...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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