Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting about General Hospital and her cats.

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Monday/Off Day Open Thread: 5/19/14

Good evening, everyone and welcome to tonight’s open thread. As you know the Yankees have an off day because they’re embarking on a midwest road trip which will keep them in Chicago playing both the Cubs and White Sox through Sunday and take them to St. Louis to face the Cardinals early next week. It should be a fun time.

What’s not a fun time, at least for CC Sabathia, is the possibility of missing at least six weeks of playing time. Looks like the former big guy will be out until July with his knee injury.

Anyway, for tonight’s open thread, I thought I’d post the following video:

The date: 5/19/98
The place: Yankee Stadium II
The event: A game between the Yankees and Orioles that turned into a brouhaha of epic proportions.

Discuss whatever you’d like in the comments and enjoy your night!

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Quick hit: Sabathia Out Until July Per Cashman

According to Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman, it looks like CC Sabathia will be out until July.

Up to this point in the season, Sabathia is 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA and 4.73 FIP.

More from Sherman:

“It will be no sooner than six weeks from now,” Cashman said in discussing a potential return date for Sabathia.

 

Sabathia received a stem cell treatment injection in his inflamed right knee from Dr. James Andrews late last week. Cashman said the Yankees were informed that if the process works, it would be a minimum of six weeks. Which means the Yankees would be without the lefty until July.

As for a possible trade for starting pitching, Cashman said, “nothing has materialized [on the trade market].” And added, “Generally at this time of year, nothing materializes. We will keep an eye out to see if something does.”

One more pitching update from the Sherman article: Michael Pineda is pitching bullpen sessions and if everything goes as planned, he will be back the second week in June.…

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Game 43: Game Two of the Doubleheader

You know the drill.

Continue the doubleheader discussion here!

Lineups:

PIRATES
Harrison, J, 3B
Walker, 2B
McCutchen, CF
Sanchez, G, 1B
Marte, S, LF
Mercer, SS
Tabata, RF
Sanchez, T, DH
Stewart, C, C

YANKEES
Gardner, B, CF
Roberts, B, 2B
Teixeira, DH
Johnson, K, 1B
Solarte, 3B
Almonte, Z, LF
Suzuki, I, RF
Murphy, C
Ryan, SS

Pitching matchup: Nuno vs Cole

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Game 42: Game One Of the Doubleheader

It is a glorious day in New York and perfect for a baseball game. Luckily for you there will be two of them!

Here’s your game one lineups:

PIRATES
Snider RF
Walker 2B
McCutchen CF
Alvarez 3B
Marte LF
Davis 1B
G. Sanchez DH
T Sanchez C
Barmes SS

YANKEES
Gardner DH
Jeter SS
Ellsbury CF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
Soriano RF
Solarte 2B
Johnson 3B
Almonte LF

The pitching match up is Kuroda vs. Morton.

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DINGERZ: Yankees 7, Pirates 1

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Well, the Yankees lived up to their alternate nickname this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bronx Bombers belted five home runs en route to a 7-1 victory at the Stadium.

Mark Teixeira, Zoilo Almonte, Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano and Brian McCann all went deep – Tex and McCann hit two run dingers, the rest were solo shots with Almonte’s landing way out in Section 203 of the bleachers.

Almonte was a late addition to the lineup after Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched with flu-like symptoms.

David Phelps pitched five scoreless innings but it was a tough five innings. He tossed 50 pitches through two innings and gave up five hits and three walks and worked out of a few jams.

The Yankees’ scoreless streak ended at 23 innings when Dellin Betances gave up a first pitch home run to Starling Marte deposited a solo shot into the left field seats but Betances recovered to pitch two innings while striking out three.…

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Happy Anniversary to David Wells!

Where were you 16 years ago this afternoon?

If you were lucky, you were at Yankee Stadium and witnessed David Wells pitch a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

It was the 15th perfect game in the history of MLB and the Yankees’ first in the regular season. (Don Larsen’s was during the World Series in 1956)

It’s a really nice day out so I don’t expect you to watch the game in its entirety but I’m posting it anyway in case you feel like taking a trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

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Friday Afternoon/Evening Open Thread: 5/16/14

It’s raining and there will be no Yankee game so I thought why not relive “Walk Off Weekend” which occurred May 15-May 17, 2009 against the Minnesota Twins.

It began with Melky Cabrera’s walkoff:

Continued with Alex Rodriguez’s walkoff:

And concluded with Johnny Damon’s walkoff:

It was a four game series, Friday to Monday, and while the Yankees didn’t walk off on that Monday night, they did win the game and swept the four game set.

Anyway, enjoy your afternoon!

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Tonight’s game has been postponed, doubleheader Sunday vs. Pirates

If you’ve looked at a radar today, you will see that a wall of rain is on its way to the NYC area and because of that, the Yankees have postponed tonight’s game.

The Yankees and Pirates will play a single admission doubleheader Sunday.

The deal is if you had tickets for tonight, you can exchange them for tickets to a game at a later date. If you have tickets for Sunday, you get to attend the doubleheader.

UPDATE 1:15 P.M.: Yankees PR says that if you have tickets for tonight you can exchange them for Sunday tickets if you’d like and that’s subject to availability, of course.

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