Everything was bad: Cardinals 6, Yankees 0


This is one of those games you just want to forget even happened because everything about it was bad: The offense (what offense?), the defense (two errors and other not-so-great plays), the pitching etc. Even worse, the Yankees helped Cards starter Lance Lynn record the first complete game shutout of his career. The Yankees were only able to muster five hits all night. Good job, everyone! Stellar!

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Better Late Than Never: Yankees 4, White Sox 3 F/10

Admit it, you gave up on the Yankees.

When the Yankees came up to bat in the ninth inning down 3-0 you probably figured, just like I did, that they’d go down in order as meekly as they had been doing most of the afternoon. But thankfully we all were wrong.

The Yankees just happened to wake up from their eight-inning long slumber in time to score three runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game and a big home run by Jacoby Ellsbury put them up for good in the top of the 10th.

The most remarkable thing about the ninth inning rally was that it was done with two outs. Alfonso Soriano hit a ground rule double down the line to score Ellsbury, Yangervis Solarte hit an RBI single to score Soriano and Brian McCann hit an RBI single to score Kelly Johnson who was pinch running for Solarte.

Dellin Betances came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth and he did what he does best: Retire people.…

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Extremely Brief Recap: Cubs 6, Yankees 1

Well, that was unexpected.

Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season and first regular season game since about 1978 to the Chicago Cubs who are terrible.What’s that thing our radio play by play guy says? Oh yes, you can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.

Right. That.

The Yankees’ offense couldn’t do anything and the defense played horribly again.

Oh well.

The story of the night aside from Tanaka not being very Tanaka-like was John Baker who came into the game with an .063 average getting two hits off of him. He raised his BA to a robust .114!

Turn the page on this one, kids.

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DINGERZ: Yankees 7, Pirates 1


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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Rookie Nookie: Yankees 1, Mets 0


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The Yankees couldn’t get much going against Mets’ starter Jacob deGrom but the one run they were able to scratch out in the seventh was enough to get the win and help them earn the Subway Series split.

deGrom who was making his big league debut held the Yankees to that one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts. He earned the loss thanks to Alfonso Soriano‘s RBI double but he pitched a great game.

As for the Yankees and their pitchers, well, they were pretty much lights out tonight.

Starter Chase Whitley only pitched 4.2 innings but he made the most of them. He gave up two hits, walked two batters and struck out four. After Whitley exited the game, Joe Girardi called upon Dellin Betances to get the third out of the fifth inning and he did. He got Eric Young Jr. to ground out.

Betances came out for the sixth and set the Mets batters down in order with three strikeouts which was pretty impressive until he did the same exact thing in the seventh inning.…

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“There’s Concern” : Mets 9, Yankees 7


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There was a ballgame played this evening, but it’s easy to forget with all of the injury news surrounding the 9 hours reporters spent at the Stadium.

The Yankees would be without Mark Teixeira for the start of this one, adding to an already long list of banged up players including Ichiro, who tweaked his back trying to make a sliding grab on Sunday, according to Joe Girardi. It was also learned before the game via Brian Cashman that CC Sabathia was headed to Dr. James Andrews for a 2nd Opinion on his knee. Girardi would confirm this postgame. He’d also speak of an injury of “concern” to Carlos Beltran – a hyperextention of his right elbow.

That aside, there was baseball to be played, and the Yankees scored many runs off of Bartolo Colon. The first of the night’s five home runs came off the bat of Brett Gardner, who knocked a Grand Slam to right to put the Yankees up 4-1 early.…

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Sheesh, C : Rays 5, Yankees 1

sabathiaNone of the hits, none of the CC, all of the Aceves. That pretty much sums up Sunday afternoon in the Bronx.

Sabathia started out in the 1st by surrendering an RBI double to Evan Longoria, then the Yankees picked him up in the next frame after Mark Teixeira led off with a single, and Yangervis Solarte brought him in with a fairly shallow Sac Fly. From there the Yankees would only pick up 5 more hits, and strand 6 runners. The top of the order (Ellsbury, Jeter, Beltran) went a combined 0/12.

Two particular innings were disappointing on offense – the fifth saw the Yankees pick up back-to-back singles from Gardner and Murphy, before the top of the order was retired 1-2-3, and the 7th started with back-to-back base hits from Solarte and Gardner, and ended with three straight outs after that. Outside those frames, the going was tough with the bats.

Back to Sabathia – he didn’t have trouble in the 2nd, but from there it was all downhill.…

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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Yankees 9, Rays 3


The Yankees did not start the game well. Masahiro Tanaka gave up a run in the first, then one more in the second – he’s now allowed 6 of his 13 runs this year in that frame. He had 43 pitches after two.

#TANAK would not be denied. He was going to go 4-0. Even bad Tanaka was a CC Sabathia you would be proud of. 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 5 K, 0 BB was enough to fend off the Rays.

The Yankees didn’t have a hit through three innings, and it kind of felt like one of those days the bats would be a bit slower, the runs would be hard to come by. It was a quick turnaround from the night before.

But Mark Teixeira said “Nah, I got this.” He went deep to right in the 4th to cut it to 3-2, then he brought in another run in the 7th with a scorcher to right, through the shift.…

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