Who is Miguel Gonzalez?

The Yankees have certainly heard of Gonzalez, however, and the Orioles’ righty is no stranger to big moments at Yankee Stadium. He made two starts there this season, and both times he set a career high for strikeouts in a game. The first was an eight strikeout performance back on July 30th, a game in which Gonzalez allowed three home runs but still came out as the winning pitcher in a 5-4 decision. The second was on August 31st,a marvelous performance in which Gonzalez shut out the Yankees for seven innings while striking out nine Bombers and walking just one.

To make matters worse, Gonzalez absolutely dominated the middle of the order batters the Yankees will be counting on to bring the thunder tonight. Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira are a combined 0-21 against him with 12 strikeouts and zero walks. Swisher has been particularly bad, going 0-6 and striking out five times. Alex Rodriguez has yet to face him this season, but also has yet to pick up a hit against a right-handed pitcher in this series.…

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As The A-Rod Turns (And Walks Back To The Dugout Frowning After Striking Out)

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(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

I ended my last A-Rod post with the following statement:

“Maybe the best move to start is to see how the opposing team...

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The First Annual TYA Awards

AL MVP: Mike Trout (7/8)

On the heels of EJ’s scathing take-down of the Miguel Cabrera contingent, it should come as no surprise that Mike Trout would hoist our imaginary hardware. For those of you that may have (luckily) missed the month long tit for tat on this subject, Trout led the American League in the...

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