Inside Weaver's outing against the Yankees

The righthanded Cliff Lee? (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Both Jered Weaver and Dan Haren put on respective pitching clinics last weekend while facing the Yankees, combining to...

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Game 148: Yankees 1, Mariners 2 (12 Innings)

The Mariners finally broke through in the fourth.  Kyle Seager took a leadoff walk and stole second.  With one out, Mike Carp worked a walk and Adam Kennedy singled to center to load the bases.  A wild pitch allowed Carp to score one pitch before Nova struck out Miguel Olivo to escape the inning.  Still the Mariners took a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh, Nick Swisher tied the game up with a solo homer to left, but the Yankees continued to struggle to string together hits.  In the eighth, Jones was hit by a pitch and replaced by Brett GardnerRussell Martin laid down a sac bunt, moving Gardner to second.  A groundout by Nunez moved Gardner to third, but Jeter struck out to end the inning.

Seattle rallied in the eighth, as Luis Rodriguez doubled to right to start the inning.  He moved to third on a sac bunt and Nova intentionally walked Ichiro Suzuki, putting runners on the corners with one out. …

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Yankee bats make like it's 2010; go silent against mediocre lefthanded junkballer in yet another extra-inning loss

Guys, you do realize you faced Felix on Monday, right? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

I thought we were done with this. One of the banes of the 2010 Yankees’ existence — the lefthanded slop artist...

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Breaking Down The 2012 Schedule

The preliminary 2012 Yankees’ schedule was released this morning, and there are a number of interesting elements in it that warrant discussion:

  • The first thing I noticed was that the season begins on April 6th, which means that it once again...
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Does Success in September Carry Into October?

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

The Red Sox’ bandwagon has slowly begun to empty as the team struggles through a nightmarish stretch during which it has lost six games to Tampa in the standings.  Fortunately, those abandoning the Boston ship have found passage on the Tigers’ pennant drive. Over the last...

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How much new pitching will the Yankees need in 2012?

The unquestioned stud of the upcoming free agent class is Rangers’ lefty C.J. Wilson, which pretty much says it all. Wilson is having a fine year, but he’s spent much of his career as a reliever, which is both a blessing and a curse. How do you project what the next six years are going to look like for him? He’s also 31 years old, though he has less mileage on his arm due to those years working out of the bullpen. Beyond Wilson, there’s basically nothing. Edwin Jackson and Mark Buehrle are decent pitchers to be sure, but they don’t seem like a fit financially for the Yankees. Hiroki Kuroda is an attractive option, but he doesn’t seem eager to leave the West Coast. And the best name on the list after that is probably Javier Vazquez. Yeah.

The wild card in the mix is Japanese youngster Yu Darvish, who most people expect to be posted this offseason, with the Yankees almost certain to be in the mix for his services.…

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