Yankees face inexperienced pitcher for the first time; inexperienced pitcher wins

In his series preview, Larry suggested that the unknown Chicago starter, Philip Humber, whom the Yankees had never faced before, would no-hit the Bombers over nine innings. Larry is prone to exaggeration. Instead, Humber limited the Yankees to one hit over seven innings...

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Game 19: White Sox 2, Yankees 0

New York found itself in trouble in the top of the fourth. Carlos Quentin started the inning with what became a double, after Curtis Granderson tried to make the diving play, but the ball got passed him.  Konerko grounded out to second, moving Quentin to third.  Dunn followed with a grounder to short, plating Quentin for the first run of the game.  The Yankees got their first base runner in the bottom of the fourth, when Granderson worked a walk.  He stole second, but New York was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, stranding Granderson while they continued to search for their first hit of the game.

Burnett and Humber controlled the middle innings, giving neither offense a chance to break out. Mark Teixeira worked a one out walk in the bottom of the seventh and Alex Rodriguez drove a single up the middle for the first New York hit of the evening.  Unfortunately, Robinson Cano struck out and Nick Swisher grounded out to first, leaving the White Sox with a 1-0 lead.…

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Game Thread and Series Preview: Yankees vs. White Sox I

Cano turning a double play (photo c/o of UPI)

Programming note: Please use this as your game thread for tonight.

The reeling Chicago White Sox (8-14, last in the AL Central), losers of nine of their last 10 games, come to the...

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Phil Hughes Set Back

 

Bryan Hotch reports today that the Yankees cut Phil Hughes bullpen short after about 20 pitches when something was clearly not right. Here’s the quote from Hotch:

Phil said he “felt like there was nothing coming out of his arm on the pitches”… “It’s just the same as before,”...

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Hypocrisy Overwhelms Pending Jeter Bio and Initial Reaction to It

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog).

Derek Jeter is a human being. That seems to be the lesson derived from the New York Post’s preview of Ian O’Connor’s forthcoming book about Jeter, which will focus on the Captain’s relationship with Alex...

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Cano’s concerning swing data

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Michael Kay and Ken Singleton briefly touched on Robinson Cano and his free swinging ways during the weekend series with the Orioles, but from what I remember, it was only in passing and only after the even more free swinging Vladimir Guerrero was...

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My expanded thoughts on expanded playoffs

Last week, it became clear that baseball was moving towards expanding the playoffs to ten teams, adding one from each league. The details have yet to be hammered out, but we know that the two wildcard teams would play each other in some format, whether it’s a best of three or a one game, winner...

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