Impotent Yankees lose to Jays 3-2; AL East lead in jeopardy

The Yankees were absolutely atrocious when they needed to be adequate; they choked when all they had to do was trip over themselves to score. They have no one to blame for this loss but themselves (and yes, I’m going to go into a whole tangent about the umpiring in a second). Everything boils down to this: the Yankees had the bases loaded twice with no outs. They scored two runs in both of those circumstances combined, on two sacrifice flies in the first inning. That kind of production will not get the job done.

They loaded the bases in the first inning, and came away with a two-run lead. They would not score again. Their 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position looks even worse when you consider that both hits were by Nick Swisher–and he didn’t get an RBI. So even when the Yankees got the RISP hits, they couldn’t score.

It looks even worse when you realize that Ricky Romero was terrible.…

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Yanks Suffer An Embarrassing Loss To The Lowly Jays

What is the one thing the Yankees cannot afford to do during this last weekend of the season? They cannot lose to bad teams and more specifically bad pitchers like Ricky Romero.

So what did they do this afternoon? Exactly that.

The Yankees started off strong with two runs in the first inning...

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Game 158: The Last Saturday Of the Regular Season

Happy Saturday! Weekend day games have a way of sneaking on you, don’t they?

Here are the lineups:

Yankees
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-3, 2.71)

Blue Jays
Brett Lawrie 3B
Rajai...

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Yanks Beat Jays 11-4, Magic Number Down To Five

Now that we’re down to the final six games of the season, it’s all about keeping pace for the Yankees and they did that tonight with an 11-4 victory over the Blue Jays. With tonight’s victory they maintain their one-game lead over Baltimore in the...

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Game 157: Rooting for Boston from Under a Rock

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Derek Jeter, SS Brett Lawrie, 3B
Ichiro Suzuki, RF Colby Rasmus, CF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Robinson Cano, 2B J.P. Arencibia, C
Nick Swisher, 1B Adam Lind, 1B
Curtis Granderson, CF Yunel Escobar, SS
Raul Ibanez, LF Kelly Johnson, 2B
Russell Martin, C Rajai Davis, RF
Eric Chavez, DH Anthony Gose, LF
Hiroki Kuroda, SP Chad Jenkins, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for...

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