Wanted: One Major League-caliber offense. Reward: The undying gratitude of Yankee fans the world over

The Yankees dropped the final game of three to the Twins 8-2 in what can only be characterized as a poor effort all around. Javier Vazquez was terrible, allowing five runs...

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What if Ace Has to Stay up the Sleeve?

(Yes I know my title is incredibly cliched)

So we’ve gotten word that Alfredo Aceves suffered a set back while throwing on flat ground and will see a doctor soon. If the prognosis isn’t good and Aceves must be sent do the 60-day DL, there may be a bit of a strain put on the Yankee...

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What happened to Mark Teixeira?

After going 2-5 in the nightcap of yesterday’s 1.5 game header against the Twins, Mark Teixeira is now batting .210/.322/.370 on the season. Comparisons to last year’s pace, and the slow start that came with it,...

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Does Umpire Joe West Have a Conflict of Interest?

And today, we learn that West is standing by his comments on the two teams, via ESPNBoston:

“I don’t second-guess what I said.  And I don’t believe I’m wrong. A lot of people don’t believe I’m wrong.  I kind of expected the firestorm I created. But the interview was taken out of context. The first thing I said was that these were two of our best teams, but the pace that they play the game was pathetic and embarrassing. But everybody, especially the New York media, blew it out of proportion and said I was calling the teams pathetic. Some people said I had no right to single them out. I didn’t single them out. I said they were both bad.”

Now, you might be asking a legitimate question:  Why is this news?  Well, because Joe West is going to be umpiring the Red Sox/Royals series this weekend in Boston.  And how do we know that, when MLB doesn’t announce umpiring crews before regular season games? …

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Game 46: Yankees 3, Twins 2

Francisco Liriano would keep the Yankees scoreless until the top of the fourth.  Robinson Cano got things started with a single to center.  Cervelli grounded into a force out leaving him as the lone baserunner at first.  Kevin Russo then continued to make a name for himself in the Majors, doubling Cervelli home with a line drive to left and tying the game at 1-1.  In the top of the sixth, Russo came through for the Yankee again, singling with two outs and scoring when Brett Gardner sent a triple into right field, putting the Yankees ahead 2-1.

The Yankees lead did not last long, however.  In the bottom of the seveth, Michael Cuddyer singled with one out.  Delmon Young then followed with a double to center and the game was tied again, 2-2.  Pettitte continued to hurl for the Yankees, having thrown only 94 pitches through eight innings.  After two quick outs in the top of the ninth, Nick Swisher, who was batting second, drove a homer over the right field fence to give the Yankees the 3-2 lead and give Mariano Rivera a chance to pick up his second save of the day.  …

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