McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night. Down 2-1 and held to three singles going into the sixth, the Yankees suddenly struck. The AL East leaders wound up scoring in double figures for the fourth time in seven...
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New York Yankees: instant thoughts to game 100 vs. the Texas Rangers

After taking the first two games of the four game series, the New York Yankees couldn’t continue their winning ways into Wednesday night, as they lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. Pitching struggles and an anemic offense held were the main causes that held the Yankees back during the contest. Let’s take a look at my instant thoughts to tonight’s game. Signs of struggle After stringing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: 3 pressing questions for the second half

After finishing the first half of the season at 48-40 with a 3 1/2 game lead atop the division, the New York Yankees have put themselves in a pretty good spot to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012. With about two and a half months until the season’s end, it will be interesting to see if the Yanks will make any major moves at the trade deadline and if they will call...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: five positives from the first half

With the first half of the Major League Baseball season in the books, the New York Yankees couldn’t be in a much better position than what they are presently in. At 48-40, the team is sitting atop the American League East Division; and with the division being mediocre – to say it nicely – there is reason to believe that the Yankees could end the season on top. Although baseball...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: grades for each position at the half way point

If you would have asked New York Yankees fans where they think the team would be come All-Star break, 99% of them would have hoped for a .500 record, while competing for a spot in the Wild Card race. Fortunately for both the organization and their fans, the Yankees have superseded the average expectations that were given to them prior to the start of the season. The team is currently...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: instant thoughts to game 88 vs. the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees capped off their first half in the best way possible: they defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-6, while having a three and a half game lead in the American League East division. With the Sox surging, it was a good sign to see the men in pinstripes take two out of three from their rivals. Let’s take a look at my instant thoughts from today’s win. On top With the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley’s Disputable Balk Sets Stage For Red Sox’s Loss To Yankees

BOSTON — Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez apparently saw something others didn’t. Hernandez called a balk on Red Sox starter Wade Miley in the fifth inning of Boston’s 8-6 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday at Fenway Park. The call wasn’t exactly the difference in the game — it enabled the Yankees to tie the score 3-3 — but it was questionable at best. And Miley...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees shut out of "Cub-Worthy All-Stars" by dragon lady voters of

Hard to imagine, but Brian McCann, CC Sabathia and Carlos Beltran have been snubbed by the fish-netted, turkey-necked, cyber-crones at, in voting for the 2015 stud-buddy All-Star Jigolo Team.  Leading the pack is the 22-year-old Chippendale-worthy super cub, Bryce Harper, who - as a result - now gets his pick from both the Sarasota Seniors Happy Kazoo Team or the...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Three walk-offs highlight Friday night’s games

Friday night saw one of the greatest moments in baseball happen three times. Brian McCann and the Yankees celebrating their win. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America) Three separate walk-offs occurred tonight all around the league. Along with those three walk-offs, three other games were decided in the ninth inning or later as well. The first occurred during the Tampa Bay Rays...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian McCann quietly having a very solid year for the New York Yankees

It’s hard to imagine anyone doing anything quietly when they’re a member of the New York Yankees, one of the most widely-recognized sports franchises on earth. However, Yankees’ catcher Brian McCann has managed to stay under the radar while putting up some very solid numbers this season. Among American League catchers, McCann is tied for first in home runs, with 13, ranks second...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Why Brian McCann should be the American League All-Star Starting Catcher

With the Major League Baseball All-Star game quickly approaching, there will be many debates on who deserves to startalvador perez alvadorperez and who doesn’t. The fan vote hurts this process, as some organizations promote a lot more to have their players as All-Stars (re: Kansas City Royals), while other teams try and let their players on field statistics do the talking. As avid...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia held back after Astros' Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod (VIDEO)

Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer got rocked early by the New York Yankees on Saturday, allowing a grand slam to catcher Brian McCann and a two-run dinger to outfielder Chris Young — all before he was out of the second inning. So the frustrated lefty took out his anger out on Alex Rodriguez by intentionally throwing a fastball at A-Rod's midsection. CC Sabathia took...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Home Runs Galore! Yankees Beat Astros 9-6.

Of the 15 runs scored in the third game of a four game set between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, only two of them scored via a base hit that didn’t leave the yard. The Yankees and Astros hit three home runs each as they battled to a 9-6 final in favor of New York. In the early going, it looked like the Yankees might run away with the game as the team scored six runs...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent Velasquez Seeks First Career Win in Start against New York Yankees

HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 16: Vincent Velasquez #67 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park on June 16, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Hard-hitting southpaws Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Didi Gregorius will return to the New York Yankees lineup in the second of a four-game series against the Houston...
Via The Sports Journal
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Without A-Rod in the Yankee lineup, should anyone expect more than three hits?

Some basic rules of life.1. When showering with Satan, don't bend over to pick up the soap.2. When gazing up to heaven, you're most susceptible to getting your throat slashed.3. When your No. 3 hitter is Brian McCann - batting .260, with the lightning speed of Ethel Merman needing to pee - don't expect to score runs.OK, nothing personal against McCann.. but No. 3? Yikes. (Vernon...
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian McCann to have MRI on sore right foot

SEATTLE (AP) New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann will undergo an MRI on his sore right foot after pulling himself from Wednesday's series finale in Seattle against the Mariners. McCann has been bothered by the injury for about 10 days since first being hurt on May 24 at home against Texas. McCann underwent an X-ray that didn't reveal anything significant but was in enough discomfort...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian McCann leaves game with sore right foot

According to Bryan Hoch of, Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday’s game against the Mariners with a sore right foot. Brian McCann left today’s game with right foot soreness. He will have an MRI in NYC tomorrow. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 3, 2015 “McCann grounded out to second base against Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker in the top of the second...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann exits with right foot soreness, will have MRI

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners after grounding out to second base in the top of the second inning. He was replaced by John Ryan Murphy in the bottom half of the second. McCann will undergo an MRI on Thursday back in New York. The 31-year-old McCann appeared to tweak something as he was coming out of the box after hitting...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian McCann Stays Hot, but Chris Capuano Earns Loss to Oakland Athletics

New York Yankees’ Brian McCann swings for an RBI single off Oakland Athletics’ Kendall Graveman during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The New York Yankees were in the Bay Area for their second game of their three game set against the Oakland Athletics last night. Coming off of their sweep against the white...
Via The Sports Journal
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals-Cubs series is a matchup of season good O/bad O

When the Kansas City Royals head to Wrigley Field for a three-game series starting today against the Chicago Cubs, two offenses on opposite ends of the spectrum will square off. Here are some numbers from STATS Inc.: However, the Royals' bats have been fairly quiet of late -- in particular, during their current four-game losing streak: Other notes of interest from STATS Inc.: ...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Just Off A Sweep of AL-Best Royals, Yankees Can't Master AL-Worst A's

I just started reading Greg Prato's book,  Just out of Reach--The 1980s New York Yankees,  about the decade when not much of anything around the Yankees made much sense. Seems as if not much makes sense around the 2015 Yankees either. In case you missed it, the Yankees returned from a 2-7 road trip, dumped three straight at home to a mediocre Texas team, only to rise from those...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Pitching Woes Exposed in Loss to Nationals

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) takes the ball from Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, right, as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann watches in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) To beat the Nationals, one must both hit against their solid pitching staff...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Everything is all right... something must be wrong

Sunday, Tanaka was resting, Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova were healing, and even Carlos Beltran was HR-trotting around the bases. Brian Cashman was celebrating the 2012 trade of Jesus, Michael Pineda was gathering a Cy Young buzz, Brian McCann was beating the over-shift, and down in the Anthracite Capital of Pennsylvania, Slade Heathcott was tearing up the International League instead...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees' Michael Pineda joins three other Yankees to strike out 16

On Sunday afternoon, New York Yankees right hander Michael Pineda was flat out dominant, striking out 16 Baltimore Orioles hitters over seven innings of work. After the game, catcher Brian McCann had some high praise for Pineda, according to LoHud Yankees Blog:“A couple of (pitches), they were great pitches, right on the corner, right at the knees. They were perfect pitches. It’s...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann homer, bullpen lead Yankees over Orioles 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) Brian McCann hit an early two-run homer, Andrew Miller got his major league-leading 13th save and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Friday night after taking a quick five-run lead. A night after hitting his 661st home run to move past Willie Mays into sole possession of fourth place, Alex Rodriguez hit a drive to the top of the wall in...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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