The ARod #600 Home Run watch drones on

ARod’s comments sure pleased me:

A-Rod’s homerless streak reached 26 at-bats as he continues his pursuit of No. 600, but a 2-for-5 night in the Yankees’ 8-0 win left a big smile on the third baseman’s face.

I liked my approach better tonight,” Rodriguez said. “The more I can think about the team, how I can help the team win and be productive, the better it will be for the team and for everyone.”

A-Rod is 8-for-26 (.308) with six RBI since he hit No. 599 last Thursday in the Bronx, but his homerless streak between 599 and 600 now stands as the longest by any player pursuing the milestone. A-Rod had been tied with Willie Mays at 21 at-bats entering Wednesday night.

Thinking small is what we need,” Rodriguez said. “If I keep the frame of mind of trying to do the little things and help the team win, it’s going to be a lot easier.”

Home runs sure help a team win, but not if they come at the expense of the rest of his game. …

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Yankee offense doubles output of first two games combined in beating Indians 8-0

After averaging two runs per in the first two games of this four-game set, the Yankee bats finally came alive in Cleveland, tagging Fausto Carmona for seven earned runs en...

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Game 100: Yankees 8, Indians 0

The Yankees continued to attack Carmona in the second.  Curtis Granderson and Cervelli both singled and Brett Gardner chopped one into right field, scoring Granderson who made a nice slide into home, putting the Yankees up 2-0.  Gardner stole second and Nick Swisher put together a nice at bat that culminated in a walk to load the bases.  Teixeira then singled to right, scoring Gardner and Cervelli and giving the Yankees a 4-0 lead early in the game.

Robinson Cano started the Yankees in the third inning, knocking a double off the wall in left field.  Jorge Posada grounded out, moving Cano to third in the process.  Granderson then continued his hot streak, tripling off the wall and plating Cano.  Cervelli was hit by a pitch and Gardner doubled, scoring Granderson.  Jeter hit into a force out, with Cervelli getting caught in a run down before he was tagged out.  Swisher singled, scoring Gardner and Carmona’s evening was done early as the Indians pulled him.  …

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Bloggers weigh in-What’s your next move with Joba?

Since he arrived in the major leagues in August of 2007, Joba Chamberlain has always been a lightning rod, eliciting a wide range opinions among hard core Yankee fans and others who follow the game of baseball.  With that in mind, I wanted to take the pulse of some prominent members of the Yankee blogging...

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Quiet Tuesday for Trade Rumors

Yesterday was a relatively quiet day for the Yankees in terms of trade rumors, with just a few notes.

First on the Joakim Soria front, we see that Soria’s contract has the Yankees listed as a team to which he would reject a trade. Before learning this, I’d say the chances of a deal getting...

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Joba has been bad, but why are his peripherals so good?

Joba Chamberlain seems to be on his last legs, if not as a Yankee, then perhaps with the big league club for a while. For the first time since he made his debut in 2007, the...

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Pedroia, Francona and Media Narratives

The story about Dustin Pedroia and his injured foot is hardly new ground, but yesterday readers were treated to a new bit of information about his timetable for recovery, and the risks he has been running by attempting to play.  In the Boston Globe’s Red Sox notebook yesterday we read the following:

Dr. Lewis...

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My Brief Take on the Eighth Inning

Alright, so it appears that Joba Chamberlain has lost the ever important eighth inning role. Frankly, it’s about time…but not for the reasons you’d think.

Obviously, Chamberlain hasn’t performed well as of late and taking him out of high leverage situations is a good idea. Until he proves different, Joba shouldn’t be used in high...

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