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Yankees' Shifting Infield Alignment A Potential View Of The Future

Brian McCann at 1B, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate and Mark Teixeira sitting forlornly on the bench with an ailment of some kind. That was the defensive alignment for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night and it just might be the situation for the remainder of the season as manager Joe Girardi acknowledged that he doesn’t know when Teixeira will be back.It’s also a possible...
Via Lady At The Bat
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 148: Cannot close out the finale

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 A pair of former Yankees come through in the ninth to break hearts again. Hiroki Kuroda took the mound looking to keep the slimmest of hopes alive for the Yankees. After a very easy first inning, the Yankees offense would have a flash of power. Against Chris Tillman, Martin Prado would hit a home run just out of the reach of Alejandro De...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

00000000001000000000... a lot of zeros on the 2014 Yankees

Let the record show that the 2014 Yankees - of the Incontinent Empire - didn't even make it to mid-September for playing meaningful games. Our "post-reason" race, even with the phony one-day wild card, ended before Monday's third-quarter moon. Last year, they at least made it to the final weekend. At this rate, in 2015, we'll be free on Labor Day.From now on...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind the numbers - failed expectations for 2014

It's happened before. Plenty of guys have had career years followed by pretty awful years, followed finally by rebound seasons. We're seeing it with Matt Kemp this year, and to some extent Albert Pujols, so let's look at some players who this year failed to live up to expectations and see what we can expect in 2015. Catcher Brian McCann (NYY) - Batting a paltry .238/...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

While McCann Deserves A Pass, Other Yankees Derserve Anything But

Fans were given another tease last night, as the Yankees came from behind to beat the Rays by a score of 8-5. Actually, there was more than one tease, including one from Brian McCann. McCann went 2-3 with three RBIs, including a home run.  Seeing performances like this from him so late in the season is beyond frustrating.In spite of the frustration, I am willing to say this: We...
Via Lady At The Bat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees overcome early deficit, Brian McCann, Chris Young and bullpen spark 8-5 win over Rays

Will the Yankees’ biggest comeback victory of the season be the one that sparks an epic September comeback? That’s what the Bombers are hoping after their 8-5 win over the Rays Wednesday night at the Stadium, one that saw the Yankees overcome a deficit of four or more runs for the first time all year. “Just to see our team come back, we could have easily have just crawled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays jump on Yankees in first inning but fall 8-5 in New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays' four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. The Yankees entered 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 20 remaining, and they did not get...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann, Teixeira rally Yankees past Rays 8-5

NEW YORK (AP) Mark Teixeira made up for a botched foul pop in the Rays' four-run first inning with a go-ahead triple in the fifth, Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Wednesday night. The Yankees entered 5 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 20 remaining, and they did not get...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

As the New York Yankees spiral out of the postseason race, how about we play some Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda where it concerns a few of their offseason moves?Move #1The most puzzling to me was the signing of Carlos Beltran. Yes, he had some nice seasons in St. Louis, but a three-year deal bringing him to his age-39 season seemed less than optimal at $45 million. Plus his signing cost...
Via The Baseball Stance & Beyond
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 142 lineup: 9/9/14

  The Yankees are clinging to whatever playoff hopes are left as they continue their homestand by welcoming in the Rays for three. Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound tonight against Chris Archer. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: MY9 Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (73-69) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Brian McCann C Carlos Beltran...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 141: Another unearned loss

Kansas City Royals 2 – New York Yankees 0 Shane Greene got the start today and defense would be the issue for the rookie starter. After a nearly 30-pitch first inning, the Royals would benefit from a very poor throw by Greene. After a dribbling single by Josh Willingham and a bloop single by Mike Moustakas opened the inning, Greene would get the next two batters out before Norichika...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian McCann starting to show he’s worth the money

It was back at the end of June and Brian McCann, the seven-time All-Star with the Braves who signed a five-year, $85 million free-agent deal with the Yankees, summed up his offensive season in one word. “Horrible,” McCann said. No one would have argued back then. Now? Well, you would get a real and valid debate. McCann tied his career high with four hits —including his 17th...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stop Blaming Kevin Long For Yankees' Offensive Struggles

With the season on the line for the New York Yankees, Brian McCann has finally shown up for work.  In his last two games (including a 4-4 game against the Red Sox last night), he has gone 6-8 with two home runs and four RBIs.While it's easy to be happy for McCann, it's even easier to be angry, both with him and the New York Yankees in general. After all, with so few games...
Via Lady At The Bat
13 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann gets 4 hits, Yanks top Red Sox to end skid

NEW YORK (AP) Brian McCann will have all winter to figure out what went wrong in his first year with the New York Yankees. In the meantime, he's trying to help them make a late push to reach the playoffs. McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night. '&...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 137: Kuroda, McCann strong in win

Boston Red Sox 1 — New York Yankees 5 Hiroki Kuroda was very strong as the Yankees continue their hunt for October baseball. After Kuroda pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, Derek Jeter hit a one-out single against Red Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo. Brett Gardner would bunt to get on base. Derek Jeter would attempt a steal of third as Ranaudo did not pay attention to him but Brett Gardner...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 137 lineup: 9/3/14

The Yankees will try to keep their slim postseason chances alive tonight as they take on the Red Sox in game two of a three game set. Hiroki Kuroda goes for New York against Anthony Ranaudo. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York Yankees (70-66) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Brett Gardner LF Carlos Beltran...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A sad old team, going nowhere, waiting to die

Last night, the rusted Yankee pipe-wrench known as Brian McCann homered in the ninth inning, cutting the Redsocks' lead to five. As he bulldogged around the bases, McCann looked embarrassed, like the dad who comes home puking drunk at 1 a.m., and wakes his kids to give them candy bars. Alfonso used to call them "A-Rod homers" - blast that pad personal numbers, but have...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Doucejuice of the week: Brett Gardner for hitting recently concussed Brian McCann in the head with Gatorade bucket

Last Sunday, Brian McCann hit a three-run, pinch-hit walk-off homer for the Yankees in a 7-4 win over the White Sox. Listen to Michael Kay dumbly insert his stupid 'See-Ya!' 5 seconds late, yes, but watch the number of idiot Bombers who smack the backstopper in the head. And then? Watch that imbecile Brett Gardner hit McCann in the head with a bucket of Gatorade.If you can...
Via Bob's Blitz
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Win Streak Ends As Detroit Shifts Yankees Offense To Neutral

Here’s the off-season homework assignment for Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann: Learn how to bunt and like it. The shift has been hurting a lot of Yankees players all season, with Tuesday night’s loss against the Detroit Tigers just the latest example. These two, however, have been affected the most.It’s not that they’re not trying. McCann tried to bunt in the bottom of...
Via Lady At The Bat
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 128: Pinch hit McCann completes the sweep

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Chicago White Sox 4 — New York Yankees 7 (10 innings) The Yankees had a tough task to overcome but it took extra innings to complete the sweep. The Yankees would have to overcome Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale to complete the sweep. Chris Capuano had the tough task of trying to match zeroes with Sale and the Yankees lefty would make an early...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
23 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann's pinch-hit HR lifts Yanks over WSox in 10

NEW YORK (AP) Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday to complete a three-game sweep. Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and the Yankees rallied for their fourth straight victory following a 2-7 slide. Chasing an American League playoff spot, they finished a 4-2 homestand...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 128 lineup: 8/24/14

The Yankees have their brooms out for a potential sweep, but ace Chris Sale stands in the way. Manager Joe Girardi will go with an almost all-righty lineup, giving Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Brian McCann the day off. Chris Capuano will start for the Bombers. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Network Radio: WFAn 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 Chicago...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Brian McCann activated

The Yankees are 62-59 and are struggling to score runs. Today they were able to add a bit more power into their struggling lineup by activating Brian McCann for the series finale against the Rays.McCann suffered a concussion on August 8th, after taking a foul tip off the mask. He was placed on the 7-day DL. He returned to the lineup today, hitting sixth.McCann active, catching and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees activate catcher McCann from concussion list

  The New York Yankees have activated catcher Brian McCann from the seven-day concussion list and optioned catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The moves were made before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. McCann was hurt during a game on Aug. 8 against Cleveland. Romine appeared in one game after being called up the next day. Also, right-hander Masahiro Tanaka...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees C Brian McCann returns from concussion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The New York Yankees have activated catcher Brian McCann from the seven-day concussion list and optioned catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The moves were made before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. McCann was hurt during a game on Aug. 8 against Cleveland. Romine appeared in one game after being called up the next day. Also, right...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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