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Welcome back, Captain -- Jeter makes first return to Yankee Stadium

  Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored business suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune. The fab five appeared together in public for the first time Sunday night as formers -- former teammates, former All-Stars...
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New York Yankees: Defensive Woes Impeding Team Success

At 22-21 on the year, the New York Yankees are in second place in the AL East and are only one and a half games behind Tampa Bay, the division leaders. New York’s front office had a clear plan this offseason: find free agents who could produce at a reasonable price and grind out wins with pitching and defense. The refocusing of their strategy of overpaying for offensive stars...
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Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter made his first public appearance at Yankee Stadium since retiring to help celebrate the retirement of Bernie Williams' No. 51. Jeter was introduced after former teammates Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera on Sunday night, earning a standing ovation from fans prior to the game against Texas. Jeter, the Yankees captain, retired last fall after...
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Series Preview: Royals at New York Yankees, May 25-27

The Royals begin a six-game road trip in the Bronx as they take on the New York Yankees in a three-game series that will wrap up the season series between the two teams. The Royals took two of three from the Yankees when they were in Kansas City and are looking to do the same […]
Via Pine Tar Press
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Left-hander Jacob Lindgren brought up by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) Left-hander Jacob Lindgren has been brought up from the minor leagues by the New York Yankees, who were short on relief pitching going into a series finale against Texas. The 22-year-old is 1-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 15 relief appearances for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, striking out 29 in 22 innings. Lindgren was selected by the Yankees in the second round of last...
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Yankees lose for 9th time in 10 games, 15-4 to Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) This is all anyone needs to know about the New York Yankees' latest fiasco: utilityman Garrett Jones pitched more effectively than CC Sabathia. Sabathia was chased after 2 1/3 innings in his briefest start in six years, and a 10-run third inning propelled the Texas Rangers over the Yankees 15-4 Saturday. New York has lost nine times in a 10-game span for the first...
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On this day in Yankees history – 1936

On May 24, 1936 in a game against the Athletics, Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri becomes the first Major League player to hit two grand slams in one game as the Yanks annihilate the A’s 25-2. The two salamis also help Lazzeri set an American League record for most RBIs in a game with 11. That month he also set records for most home runs in three consecutive games (6) and...
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What was Brian (Fredo) Cashman's worst Yankee move this year? It's not what you think

"I'm smart and I want respect!" -- Brian (Fredo) Cashman Grrrrr. I am irate at the state of the Yankees these days. A little bit more than a quarter of the 2015 Yankees' season is over, and the team is not in a good way. Yes, the Yanks are only 1.5 games out of first place in the American League East, But they have lost five in a row, and nine of their last 10 games, They are only...
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Yankees game 44 preview (5/24/15)

Chris Capuano (0-1, 12.00 ERA) and Yovani Gallardo (3-6, 4.26 ERA) close things out at the stadium on Bernie Williams Day. This will be Capuano’s second start of the year off the DL, the last one being not so impressive. He went just three innings against the Royals giving up four runs on four hits throwing just 63 pitches. He faced Texas twice last year, both times out of the...
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The Bronx is Berning: Yanks retire 51

In 1989 the Texas Rangers sent Wilson Alvarez, Scott Fletcher and Sammy Sosa to the Chicago White Sox for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique. Why is this significant, you ask? Well, it was the summer of ’89, the New York Yankees almost traded Bernie Williams, Kevin Maas and Kevin Mmahat to the South Side for Baines. While Baines did have a solid major-league career, it will be Williams...
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Today in Tribe History: May 24, 1918

1918 – Stan Coveleski goes the distance…twice…and then some, as he throws a 19-inning complete game win against the New York Yankees, 3-2. In notching his sixth win of the season, Coveleski allowed a dozen hits scattered over the game with six walks mixed in while striking out four. It is his third consecutive start beyond nine innings and his fourth of the season. Allen Russell...
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LEADING OFF: Bernie's Bash at Yankee Stadium, Price returns

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday: --- BERNIE'S BASH The New York Yankees will retire the No. 51 worn by Bernie Williams and unveil his plaque in Monument Park before the night game vs. Texas. The Yankees will wear special patches on their hats to honor the longtime center fielder. The team plans to do the same for Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte in August...
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Have the Yankees hit rock bottom? Or could it get even worse?

So I was out and about Saturday morning and early afternoon, doing a three-mile fun run at Clove Lakes Park, going to the farmers' market, buying groceries at Trader Joe's, doing other errands, and chatting with different people I know in the small town that is Staten Island.Lots of people I saw today complimented me after seeing the Staten Island Advance article about me in print...
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Jacob Lindgren to join big league club on Sunday

It appears as if Yankee fans won’t have to wait much longer to see Jacob Lindgren in the Bronx. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted that the 21-year old left-handed pitcher will be called up prior to Sunday’s finale against the Texas Rangers. Lindgren was the Yankees’ first draft choice in the 2014 draft (2nd round selection), and in just one season advanced all the way...
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Rangers chase Sabathia in 3rd inning in blowout of Yankees

NEW YORK -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that chased CC Sabathia from his shortest start in six years, and the Texas Rangers routed the reeling Yankees 15-4 Saturday to send New York to its ninth loss in 10 games. Shoo and Prince Fielder each had two hits in the third, when Texas sent 14 batters to the plate. Fielder finished...
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The Yankees are succeeding despite the numbers

​ If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that the AL East is strange. The Boston Red Sox have gone from last to first and back to last. The Toronto Blue Jays are typically supposed to be better than they are, the Tampa Bay Rays consistently exceed expectations regardless of doubts, and the Baltimore Orioles won 96 games last season. Which leaves...
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Game 43 Lineup: 5/23/15

After a tough 10-9 loss in the opening game of a three-game series with the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees look to get back in the win column on Saturday afternoon in Game 43 of the season. The Bronx Bombers send CC Sabathia to the mound as he looks for his third straight victory. John Ryan Murphy gets the start behind the plate today, as manager Joe Girardi is giving Brian...
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Yankees starters and TTOP

View image | gettyimages.com Thursday, we took a look at the Times Through the Order Penalty (TTOP) and how it affects starting pitching across the league.  This is a trend that, as we take a look at the Yankees staff, has a significant impact on certain pitchers.  In case you missed it, here is a link to Thursday’s article. There has been talk across the league, and specifically...
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Yankees game 43 preview (5/23/15)

CC Sabathia (2-5, 4.67 ERA) goes for three wins in a row against Nick Martinez (3-0, 1.88 ERA) and the Rangers. CC has given up four earned runs, five total, on 12 hits in his last two starts while walking two and K-ing 14. He went seven innings in his last start in KC giving up just one run on six hits. He is very familiar with Texas holding a 11-3 lifetime record with a 4.45 ERA...
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The Yankees' big problem is not pitching, hitting or fielding. It is a dark, soul-crushing boredom

Last night, I had a reason to watch the Yankees. His name was Slade Heathcott.First time he came up, we were already down 7-0. I figured the game was over. We don't score eight runs in a weekend, much less one night. Still, I dropped what I was doing and rushed the TV. And he didn't let me down: He laced a drive to left-center, ran like a banshee, slid headfirst for a double. It...
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Minor League team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

Alex Rodriguez is often the target of slander and jokes. On Friday, it was the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a minor league affiliate of the Rays, who had the Yankees designated hitter in their sights. The Stone Crabs planned to hand out the above pictured juice box which reads “The Sports Drink. 100 % Juiced. Side...Read More
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Rays minor-league affiliate cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box Night'

In minor league baseball news, the Charlotte Stone Crabs (class A afflilate of the Tampa Bay Rays) play the Tampa Yankees Friday night, and in honor of the occasion, they planned a special promotion called "A-Rod Juice Box Night". #StoneCrabs poke fun at #Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with "A-Rod Juice Box Night" http://t.co/k0aShe1EWS pic.twitter.com/1qm42GCgQV — Josh Vitale (@JoshVitale...
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New York Yankees: Slade Heathcott’s wild journey to the big leagues

Yankee fans got some disappointing news this week when it was announced that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had been placed on the 15-day DL with a knee injury. To that point of the season, the former All-Star had been one of the Yankees’ most productive players, boasting a .324 batting average and a team leading 14 stolen bases. Add that to the fact that the Bronx Bombers have...
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Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees series preview

The Texas Rangers will go to New York and face the Yankees in a three-game weekend series. The Rangers enter the series 18-23 and 8.5 games behind the first-place Houston Astros. The team has been playing better as of late, but one aspect of the game is always off. Either the offense is shut down, the starters do poorly, or the bullpen cannot close out the game. The bullpen has improved...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 42 lineup: 5/22/15

The Yankees are in desperate need for some home cooking after an awful road trip as they welcome in the Texas Rangers for a Memorial Day Weekend series. Slade Heathcott will make his “real” MLB debut tonight in CF after he pinch ran late in Wednesday’s game in DC. Michael Pineda starts against Colby Lewis. Check out our full game preview here. Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee...
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