Game Recap: Orioles 5, Yankees 0

Oh what a difference a couple of days make. On Monday, the Yankees beat the Orioles 2-1 to pull within half a game of Baltimore for second place in the AL East. Since then, Baltimore has outscored New York 12-1 on the strength of strong pitching performances by Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta. Buck Showalter’s club won easily on Wednesday evening, despite a close game early, moving to 16-9 on the season. Ivan Nova, with his 15-game winning streak on the line, worked out of several jams in his second start against Baltimore. Keeping his team in the game through six Continue reading Game Recap: Orioles 5, Yankees 0

Game 5 Recap: Yankees 5, Orioles 4

It looked for some time on Tuesday like the Yankees would have to wait another day for a chance to pick up their first series win of the season. But a late rally off Wei-Yin Chen, and a strong performance from David Phelps in relief, led to an extra innings Yankee victory and a 2-3 record on the young season. Chen, 26, making his first start as a Major Leaguer, was impressive but for two innings. Derek Jeter‘s leadoff home run in the first inning looked like a omen of things to come after Nick Swisher followed it up with a double. Continue reading Game 5 Recap: Yankees 5, Orioles 4

Yankees pummel Brewers 5-2; prepare brooms

Since getting swept by Boston earlier this month, NY has come back with a vengeance and the National League has had to deal with it — they’ve won their last six series and have gone 14-4 in the process. It’s no wonder they lead the American League with a 46-31 record and trail only the Philadelphia Phillies in terms of the best record in all of Major League Baseball. Last night was no different as the Yankees once again proved to be the superior team. Let’s break it down. In terms of pitching, “good” A.J. definitely showed up. He worked Continue reading Yankees pummel Brewers 5-2; prepare brooms

Yanks resume winning ways: dismantle Rockies 8-3

The title pretty much says it all as the Yanks were in control from moment one. Of course, today’s success all started with CC Sabathia’s dominant performance. CC came into the game throwing heat; seriously, both the YES radar and PitchFX were clocking his fastball at 95-97 miles per hour all game! Eight innings and 103 pitches later, Sabathia ended the day with one earned run along with nine(!) strikeouts – five via the slider, two on the fastball, and two on the changeup. The only run against Sabathia came in eighth. Matt Pagnozzi singled to center. Then Charlie Blackmon Continue reading Yanks resume winning ways: dismantle Rockies 8-3

Yankees snap three game win streak; lose 2-1 to hapless Mets.

I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time with tonight’s recap. Frankly, there isn’t a much to say at this point. The Yanks enjoyed another fine pitching performance but still managed to lose thanks to some very timely non-hits. The lone run came in the bottom of third on a Mark Teixeira solo shot which was definitely assisted by the short porch in right field (and almost snagged by a leaping Carlos Beltran). That’s not to say that there weren’t an abundance of opportunities though. In the bottom of the second, the Bombers had bases loaded but couldn’t capitalize. Continue reading Yankees snap three game win streak; lose 2-1 to hapless Mets.

Bronx Bombers ride the rally rollercoaster; lose 7-5

As you may have guessed from the title, the Yanks showcased some serious moxie during last night’s bout only to ultimately taste the bitter pangs of defeat. Let’s see if we can briefly relive that exhausting experience one more time. Just as the old (and slightly obvious) baseball adage states, the outcome of the game generally begins and ends with the quality of the pitching. Needless to say, Bartolo Colon didn’t have his best stuff and it cost him early. During the bottom of the first, Michael Young began his offensive onslaught with a home run. Later in the second inning, Continue reading Bronx Bombers ride the rally rollercoaster; lose 7-5

Yankees recall joys of winning; 4-1 over Rangers

After “enjoying” the cold spacious confines of Comerica, the Yanks were definitely in need of a win. Fortunately, last night provided just such an occasion. Let’s break it down. Offense: It’s only appropriate to quote a cliché Sterling-ism. “The Grandyman can, ohh, the Grandyman can!” Curtis smashed two booming homeruns. The first shot was deposited in the top of the first. Jeter singled and Curtis Granderson promptly gave the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Matt Harrison was as advertised; he struggled early in the game (he’d eventually settle down and retire 10 in a row), and boy, did Grandy make him pay. Continue reading Yankees recall joys of winning; 4-1 over Rangers

Rangers end Yankee season with 6-1 victory in ALCS Game 6

It’s pretty hard to win baseball games — not to mention a playoff series — when your team doesn’t hit. It’s also pretty difficult when your pitching mostly fails you as well. The Yankees came up empty on both sides of the ball throughout the majority of the 2010 American League Championship Series, falling to the Texas Rangers 6-1 and losing the series 4 games to 2. The Rangers advance to their first World Series in franchise history, while the Yankees head into the offseason failing to defend their 2009 crown. The decisive Game 6 was actually pretty tense through Continue reading Rangers end Yankee season with 6-1 victory in ALCS Game 6

Horse

I was wondering when the real 2010 Yankees were finally gonna show up. The Yankees — riding a far-from-dominant but still-plenty-competitive outing by CC Sabathia — finally erupted on offense after a three-game stretch in which they scored only five runs, beating the Rangers 7-2 to stay alive for another game in the American League Championship Series. Sabathia gave the team six innings of seven-strikeout, two-run ball, significantly managing to limit the damage despite giving up 11 Ranger hits. C.J. Wilson was much less sharp than he’d been in Game 1, allowing six runs (five earned) over six innings, walking Continue reading Horse