Game 32: Yankees 0, Tigers 2

Bronx Cheers:
Top of the Order: Derek Jeter, Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez were all held hitless.  Gardner was the only one to get on base, drawing a walk in the third inning.

Ramiro Pena: Pena had a couple chances to come up big for the Yankees, but instead he went 0-3 with a strikeout and having stranded six baserunners.

Curtain Calls:
Javier Vazquez: Hopefully, we have seen him turn the corner here.  Javy had a strong game, and if not for the utter lack of offense, he could have picked up a win.  Still he went seven innings, giving up just two runs on five hits.  He walked only two hitters and struck out seven.

Randy Winn: The only Yankee to consistently get on base in this game, believe it or not, was Randy Winn.  He went 1-1 and walked twice.

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Hughes continues to dominate, picking up fifth win while snapping Yankee losing streak

Several hours after their league-leading offense was shutout by the team with the fourth-most potent offense in the American League, the Yankees returned the favor, blowing the Tigers out 8-0. Of...

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Porcello brilliant as Yankees shutout for first time

Apparently Rick Porcello was struggling prior to his start against the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon. You’d never have known — unless you were unfortunately stuck listening to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman...

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Starting Options For Sunday's Game

With last night’s rainout and today’s doubleheader, the Yankees are now a starter short for Sunday’s contest with the Twins, as slated starter Javier Vazquez just lost a day of rest due to the rescheduling. Jscape2000 over at Pinstripe Alley presents the options:

Option 1: Short rest

They could ask Javy to pitch on 3 days...

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A Closer Look At Mo

J-Doug at Rational Pastime recently noticed that Mariano Rivera’s velocity has been slightly down this April compared to last. He wondered why it was not impacting Mo’s performance, and found two primary explanations (I recommend clicking through to the article to see some nifty velocity and break charts):

Even when Rivera’s cut fastball was coming...

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Previewing the Double Header with Pitch F/X

Later today, the Yankees will square off in a day/night double header.

In game one, Javier Vazquez will oppose Rick Porcello and in game two, Phil Hughes will face Jeremy Bonderman. Let’s examine how the Yanks’ opponents have done so far and see what the Yankees can do to counter Bondo and Porcello.


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