Crisp, Sizemore beat Yankees 6-4 in extras as Yanks lose first series at home since early June

First we had an earthquake in New York City. Then all sorts of panic about a possible hurricane this weekend. And now, following their 6-4 victory last night, the A’s have won two games in a row and earned a series victory against the Yankees for the first time since 2007. I’ll let you decide which of these three is the truest sign of the apocalypse. Kidding aside, this was a rather unfortunate game for the Yankees, as Trevor Cahill and his sinker finally figured them out, limiting the damage to two runs over six for his first-ever quality start Continue reading Crisp, Sizemore beat Yankees 6-4 in extras as Yanks lose first series at home since early June

Colon tosses first Yankee complete-game shutout since May 2009 as Yanks beat A's 5-0

Bartolo Colon authored the first complete-game shutout by a Yankee pitcher since CC Sabathia did it against the Orioles on May 8, 2009, as the Yankees beat the Athletics 5-0 on Memorial Day. Some of my Twitter pals were teasing me as I’ve been rather obsessed with the fact that the Yankees not only hadn’t yet recorded a shutout in 2011 but were also the only team in MLB not to do so this season prior to this game, but as the complete game has become an increasingly rare feat — not to mention the fact that keeping a Major Continue reading Colon tosses first Yankee complete-game shutout since May 2009 as Yanks beat A's 5-0

Yanks batter Cahill, A's to the tune of 11-5

Not to toot our own horns, but prior to tonight’s game both MJR and I had a feeling the Yankees would end up getting to Trevor Cahill, after Matt of Matt on Earth fame expressed some consternation over the team having to face the pitcher with the second-lowest ERA in the American League. Matt: “I’m not sure which is more unsettling — Cahill tonight, or a pitcher we haven’t seen all year. Sigh.” MJR: “The Yanks knocked Cahill around when we faced him in Oakland. Hopefully he hasn’t adjusted.” Larry: “I’m not sold on Cahill. I can only imagine I’ll Continue reading Yanks batter Cahill, A's to the tune of 11-5

A-Rod's first two-home-run game of season backs another stellar effort from CC as Yanks top A's 6-1

CC Sabathia‘s pretty good at this whole pitching thing, huh? Alex Rodriguez ain’t too shabby at hitting, either. CC continued the string of flat-out dominating performances he began in June, hurling seven and two-thirds innings of one-run ball while scattering seven hits and striking out a season-high 10 en route to a 6-1 Yankee victory. Perhaps more importantly, A-Rod hit two home runs in a game for the first time this season — though I’m still waiting for Alex and Mark Teixeira to go yard in the same game — including a huge grand slam in the third inning to Continue reading A-Rod's first two-home-run game of season backs another stellar effort from CC as Yanks top A's 6-1