Elvis ain’t dead

The last couple of seasons have certainly tested Lance Berkman‘s resiliency. The 34-year-old produced career low batting and slugging percentages in 2009 (.274/.399/.509) as he battled through ongoing injuries. Unfortunately, the offseason provided little reprieve. As...

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But can they hit in October?

Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira have been the Yankees’ primary offensive weapons this season. Their respective OPS+’s were 139, 151 and 140 entering Wednesday’s game, the highest marks on the team. When October...

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Minor Leagues: Playoff Edition #1

Bronx Cheers: Amaury Sanit didn’t even get an out as he took the loss in the bottom of the tenth.  Juan Miranda and Brandon Laird, two of Scranton’s biggest players this year, both went 0-4.

Curtain Calls: Justin Christian was the only Yankee player to pick up more than one hit.  He went 2-4 with a homer, a run scored and two RBIs.  He did also have an error that lead to a run.  Relief pitchers Zack Segovia and Eric Wordekemper both did a good job of keeping Scranton in it, each pitching two innings of one hit, scoreless baseball.

Columbus leads series 1-0.

Trenton Thunder (AA)
The Thunder and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats kicked off an exciting series in New Jersey Wednesday night.  While there is lots of talk about Andy Pettitte’s rehab start in Trenton on Thursday, it was Dellin Betances who took the mound for the Thunder on Wednesday.  The Thunder faced the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Drabek. …

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The Four Horsemen of the Apoca-pen

4 horsemen

Much has been made recently of the relative struggles of the Yankee pitching staff.  Sure, it’s nothing in comparison to what Texas is going through, but the Yankees are still waiting on Andy Pettitte to return from injury, for one of AJ...

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Exercising Patience

Yesterday’s game showed us one thing that we should always remember about baseball: we should remain patient.

The Yankees looked pretty damn bad for most of the game–and we really shouldn’t ignore that–but at the end, they did pull it out.

There was a point in the game during which Jorge Posada should’ve pinch hit for Frankie...

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The Yankeeist Interview with Alex Langsam of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Front Office

I’m incredibly pleased to present one of the most exciting interviews in Yankeeist history, as I recently had the opportunity to talk with Alex Langsam, who...

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Game 140: Orioles 2, Yankees 3

The Orioles stayed scoreless until the top of the fifth, when Nova finally seemed to struggle.  Adam Jones beat out an infield single to lead off the inning.  Matt Wieters followed with a monster two-run homer, giving the Orioles a 2-1 advantage over New York.  Nova got the next two batters, but gave up a double to Brian Roberts and intentionally walked Nick Markakis before striking out Ty Wigginton to end the inning.

The Yankees had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh.  Robinson Cano lead off with a single to left and Marcus Thames connected with a pinch hit single to put runners on first and third with two outs.  In a move that most questioned until news of Jorge Posada’s concussion-like symptoms emerged, Cervelli stayed in the game and hit a weak first pitch grounder to third to end the innings, with Baltimore still leading 2-1.

David Robertson, Boone Logan and Joba Chamberlain continued to keep the Yankees in the game through the late innings. …

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