Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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Game 36: Phelps vs. Garza

Happy Mother’s Day and welcome to today’s game thread!

Here are your lineups:
YANKEES
Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
Johnson 3B
Solarte 2B
Ichiro LF
Murphy C
Phelps P

BREWERS
Gomez CF
Schafer RF
Weeks 2B
Overbay 1B
Reynolds 3B
Davis LF
Segura SS
Maldonado C
Garza P

David Phelps faces off against Matt Garza in the rubber game of the series.

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So So Sabathia: Brewers 5, Yankees 4

This is a game the Yankees probably could have and should have won but CC Sabathia and the Yankees’ defense had other ideas in mind.

Home runs were a problem for Sabathia once again. This time he gave up three: a solo shot to Carlos Gomez in the first inning, a two-run shot to Jonathan Lucroy in the third and a solo shot to Aramis Ramirez in the third.

The Yankees took the lead in the top of the third when Brett Gardner hit a triple that scored Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran hit a single to score Gardner.

After the Brewers took the lead in the bottom of the third, the Yankees chipped away in the sixth when Mark Teixeira hit his sixth home run of the season and they tied the game in the seventh after a pinch hit RBI single by Alfonso Soriano scored Kelly Johnson.

The lead and game were lost in the bottom of the seventh when Alfredo Aceves gave up an RBI single to Rickie Weeks.…

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Game 35: CC Back In Milwaukee

Welcome to tonight’s game thread.

Here are your lineups:

BREWERS
Gomez CF
Segura SS
Lucroy C
Ramirez 3B
Weeks 2B
Reynolds 1B
Davis LF
Gindl RF
Lohse P

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Solarte 3B
Roberts 2B
Ryan SS
Sabathia P

Enjoy the game and as always, behave yourselves.

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Swift Recap: Yankees 5, Brewers 3

Let’s have some fun with numbers tonight, shall we?

  • The Yankees scored four runs in the fourth, thanks to a three-run home run by Yangervis Solarte. It was second of the year.
  • Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth game of the season and is now 5-0.
  • David Robertson now has six saves in six tries.
  • Tanaka has not lost in 41 regular season starts dating back to August 2012.
  • Robertson gave up a solo shot to former teammate Mark Reynolds but also struck out three to pick up the save.
  • Carlos Beltran and Brian Roberts each hit a double.
  • Ichiro Suzuki, who came in to pinch run for Beltran in the eighth after the double, stole third and later scored on a Mark Teixeira groundout.
  • Tanaka batted three times and struck out three times.
  • Solarte leads the team with 18 RBI.
  • The Yankees are now riding a three-game winning streak since dropping their first game in Anaheim on Monday night.

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Game 34: Happy #TANAK Day!

Welcome to this evening’s game thread. The Yankees are in Milwaukee for three games against the Brewers.

Tonight’s pitching matchup is Masahiro Tanaka vs Yovani Gallardo.

Here are your lineups:
BREWERS
Gomez CF
Gennett 2B
Lucroy C
Ramirez 3B
Reynolds 1B
Davis LF
Segura SS
Schafer RF
Gallardo P

YANKEES
Ellsbury CF
Jeter SS
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Solarte 3B
Gardner LF
Roberts 2B
Tanaka P

Enjoy the game!

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Off Day Open Thread: 5/8/14

paddleboard

Welcome to this evening’s open thread.

The Yankees are on their way to Milwaukee after winning two out of three in Anaheim and because of that schedule quirk, we have an off day/night.

Feel free to discuss whatever you’d like in tonight’s open thread: Vidal Nuno’s performance, Derek Jeter’s giant paddle board (pictured above courtesy of the Angels’ Twitter account), the weather, the new plaques we’ll be seeing unveiled in monument park this summer, new podcast names, etc.

And here’s one more thing for you: A news report from 1974 on the Yankees practicing for opening day at Shea Stadium. A+ sideburns, Mel Stottlemyre!

Have fun!

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