Chris Stewart and Brett Gardner help Yankees squeak past M’s, 2-1

york-yankees-v-seattle-mariners-20130609-231933-023Felix Hernandez showed up today in a big way for Mariners. Lucky for the Yankees, David Phelps also brought his A game. The King did precisely what he’s paid to do. He gave the Mariners seven innings of one run baseball, allowing just one run on five hits with two walks while striking out seven. Felix looked a little shaky in the beginning of the game. His pitch count was in the forties after just two innings. But he settled down and dominated the Yankees, as he always does. David Phelps matched Hernandez almost pitch for pitch. He gave the Yankees six innings of one run baseball, allowing three hits and three walks with six strikeouts.

Both starters let runs score in the second inning. Brett Gardner singled in Jayson Nix, getting one of his four hits on the day. That gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, something particularly rare against the King. The Yankees gave that lead right back in the bottom frame.…

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Game Thread, Sunday June 9th, Yankees at Mariners

After their recent stretch of miserable play at the hands of the Mets and the Red Sox, the Yankees have turned things around. They’re 6-4 over their last 10 games and back in second place in the AL East. Unfortunately, today’s game has loss written all over it. David Phelps toes the rubber for the Bombers. Phelps has been erratic as a starter and struggles to give the Yankees depth. He’s not the problem, though. The problem is that the Mariners will send none other than Felix Hernandez to the mound. Hernandez has been vintage this season. His numbers are what you’d expect from one of the game’s best pitchers. To my eyes his WHIP of 1.05 stands out the most. That’s tough to do for a starter. The Yankees will need to seize their opportunities quickly. King Felix won’t make many mistakes. Use this as today’s game thread. Enjoy!

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Commenting On Davidoff’s Choices

Yesterday, Ken Davidoff of Newsday floated out six options the Yankees could employ to improve the rotation. Let’s take a look and make some comments.

His first option was trading for Felix Hernandez. He knows it’s not going to happen. We know it’s not going to happen. Let’s just move...

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Yankees beat King Felix for first time since 2008

Live it up, boys. (photo c/o Ted S. Warren/AP)

Um, wow. So that happened.

On the list of baseball things I never thought I’d see happen, the Yankees finally beating Felix Hernandez — not to mention dropping six...

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Series Preview | Yankees vs. Mariners III: It's Felix's world

"This is more runs than the Yankees will score on me!" (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Mariners — who host the Yankees for a three-gamer starting tonight — are a surprising 3-3 on...

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Felix Felixes Yanks; snaps 17-game losing streak

2015 cannot come soon enough. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Sometimes I hate being right. With the best pitcher in the American League (non-CC Sabathia division) going against a struggling Phil Hughes still trying to find his...

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Yanks tag Felix for more than one earned run for first time since 2008; still lose

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

I’m not going to delve terribly deeply into this one since I’d been expecting a Yankee loss in this game since last Sunday, but I do want to note two significant happenings from last night’s 5-4...

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Series Preview | Yankees vs. Mariners I: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

And you thought the Steinbrenners owned the Yankees. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Oh, to be the Seattle Mariners.

With a rotation fronted by the best pitcher in the American League, Felix Hernandez, Seattle’s starters posted the second-best ERA...

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Sunday Open Thread

1. It’s still early, but I think now is the time you start to get a little concerned if you’re team is really tanking. Buster Olney today has a piece about the Mariners possibly being early sellers and of course speculates on if Felix Hernandez could be traded. A trade for Felix...

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