Series Preview: Yankees vs. Indians II

The Yankees (62-35, 1st place in AL East, 3-game lead) head to Cleveland to play four games against the sad Indians (41-57, last place in AL Central) for the final time this season. Last time the two teams squared off during Memorial Day Weekend the Yankees won three of four, and really should have swept if not for an epic meltdown by Joba Chamberlain. In tonight’s game the Yankees will send the enigmatic Javier Vazquez (4.68 ERA; 4.93 FIP; 4.60 xFIP) to the mound against Jake Westbrook (4.74 ERA; 4.59 FIP; 4.44 xFIP). Vazquez was cruising in his last start Continue reading Series Preview: Yankees vs. Indians II

Yanks take three of four from Cleveland

I finally caught some Yankee baseball over the long weekend, although it would be short-lived due to another stunning day in New York City featuring a fantastic picnic in Central Park that capped off a phenomenal Memorial Day weekend. The Yankees took care of business, routing the Indians 11-2 and taking three of four, as I expected they would. I’m still mildly disappointed that they didn’t sweep, but it’s hard to quibble with 37 runs scored over four games. That’s right; the Yankees averaged more than nine runs per game against Cleveland’s AL-worst pitching. I ended up catching the first Continue reading Yanks take three of four from Cleveland

Burnett goes eight strong as Tex comes through with huge go-ahead home run in seventh

For the third straight day I was out and about enjoying what’s been a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, this time partaking in an awesome family barbeque up in Ardsley, Westchester. As a result, I was once again following the Yankees via BlackBerry, and things were looking grim after the top of the 7th, as the Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead. My family was busy cursing the Yankees for inexplicably not jumping all over Justin Masterson and were ready to chalk up another unacceptable loss to a terrible baseball team. Fortunately Nick Swisher, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Mark Continue reading Burnett goes eight strong as Tex comes through with huge go-ahead home run in seventh