Just typing the words of that title made me squirm a little bit. All things equal, I want Brian Cashman back as the General Manager of the New York Yankees. He’s a shrewd trade maker (see the Bobby Abreu and Nick Swisher deals) and he’s been good at finding useful parts on the cheap (see: [...]
As we’ve been hearing for weeks on end, the Yankees have been unusually horrible against the Red Sox all season long. Tonight though, they managed to prevail, 5-2. It’s certainly a much-needed win with the uncertainty that follows CC Sabathia in the rotation – Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett are slated to pitch Wednesday and [...]
Hoping to extend their win streak, the Yankees headed to their rivals to the north on Tuesday. CC Sabathia has struggled against the Red Sox this season, but had a stronger start this time, despite throwing a lot of pitches early. As happens, the game went about four hours, but the Bombers walked away with a 5-2 victory.
After a scoreless first inning, the Yankees managed to put a couple hits together in the top of the second. Robinson Cano worked a walk and was followed by a single from Nick Swisher. Eric Chavez then grounded a pitch from John Lackey up the middle, for a RBI single, giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
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Triple-A Scranton beat Lehigh Valley 4-1
This was as big a game as you get in the minors; Scranton’s elimination number is one, so just a single loss would’ve eliminated them from playoff contention. With Scranton trailing 1-0 in the ninth, Jorge Vazquez hit a solo home run to extend the game. They then played fourteen innings, scoring three in the top of the fourteenth on a Brandon Laird homer. Laird was 2-for-6 with a double as well, and Vazquez was 3-for-6. David Phelps threw seven innings of one-run ball, and Andrew Brackman got the win for two scoreless innings with a walk and three strikeouts.
TYA is incredibly pleased to once again have the opportunity to give away a very limited number of FREE Yankee tickets to two Yankee games next week against the Orioles! The lucky winners will have the opportunity to sit in the MasterCard Batter’s Eye Section in center field, recently immortalized in MasterCard’s excellent new Priceless [...]
John Lackey gave up a home run to Francisco Cervelli. Not a cheapy either, a towering fly ball that landed in the back row of seats above the Green Monster. And then when Cervelli came up for his next at bat, Lackey put the first pitch in Cisco’s back. And then he stood there in the middle of the field while Cervelli gave him a piece of his mind. And then, thanks to a wild pitch that allowed Cervelli to go to second, and bunt hit by Brett Gardner, and a GIDP by Derek Jeter, Cervelli scored an insurance run to push the Yankees’ lead to 3 runs.
This has to be one of the most humiliating nights of John Lackey’s career. And it’s definitely in my top three list of “favorite Francisco Cervelli” moments.
Sorry for the late thread, I guess everyone’s a little busy tonight (myself included). Here are the lineups courtesy of Lohud. Looks like a matchup of reverse locks: CC vs. the Red Sox and John Lackey vs. anybody. Go get ‘em fellas. YANKEES (80-52) Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Mark Teixeira 1B [...]
Attention all Yankee fans! We will be doing yet another live game chat tomorrow night with our friends from Fire Brand of the American League. The chat will start at precicely 7:00 p.m., and we’ll cover such topics as:
- The battle for the AL East crown
- Which team has the stronger rotation?
- Biggest concerns as we head into the postseason
- Is A-Rod sharing his lip gloss with Mark Teixeira?
- Cake vs. Pie (and the many reasons Mark and Scott are wrong for liking pie)
- Plus many others!
Considering the hex Tamar claims I put on the Yankees, you guys will need all of the support they can get! Please join us as the Red Sox duke out with the Yankees for AL East supremacy! On behalf of Jason, Brien, Larry, Josh, Anna, and Will; go Yankees!
Hector Noesi has had a very solid first season in Pinstripes, working out of the bullpen to the tune of a 3.42 ERA and 3.60 FIP in 47.1 innings. He has actually been more impressive than those numbers reflect, as he had two terrible outings that skew his numbers drastically. In his other 22 appearances, [...]