Quick hit: Roberts is Injured


Well, if you had April 13 in the Brian Roberts injury pool, you’ve won! It was announced that he has a back injury.

I’m sure that this means he’ll probably have surgery later this week because he’s Brian Roberts and he has the worst injury luck ever…

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Game 13: Getting Above .500

Derek Jeter will rest for the second day in a row with tightness in his right quadricep, though Joe Girardi expects him back in the lineup on Tuesday. In the meantime, the Yankees look to take three of four from the Red Sox. In 2013, they did not win...

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Tonight’s lineup vs Red Sox: 4/13/14 (Now with a Jeter Update)

Gardner LF
Beltran RF
Ellsbury CF
Soriano DH
McCann C
Solarte 2B
Johnson 3B
Cervelli 1B
Anna SS

Nova P

You’re not seeing things, Jeter’s sitting again. We’re trying to find out why.

UPDATE 4:57 P.M.: Jeter has a sore right quad. No test scheduled. He irritated it Friday night.

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Sunday Afternoon Open Thread: 4/13/14

Can I be honest with everyone? We’re all friends, right? I can tell you something and you won’t make fun of me. Okay, so I didn’t realize today’s game was a Sunday Night ESPN Game. I mean, I should have because it’s Yankees-Red Sox and when do the good people over at ESPN ever turn down an opportunity to show “the biggest rivalry in sports” in primetime? (It’s rare)

So because we don’t have an afternoon game to watch, I figured I’d put up an afternoon open thread where we can discuss whatever you would like to gab about. Could be other baseball games, could be The Masters, could be Tax Day – it’s two days away so I hope you did yours! Could be our latest It’s About The Yankees, Stupid podcast which was recorded yesterday afternoon, etc.

Or maybe you can discuss the following masterpiece. It seems Jeff Francoeur was pranked for a month by his Triple A El Paso teammates and it is a doozy.…

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IIATMS Podcast Episode 13: Pineda and Sabathia’s Start, First Base, Yankee Stadium, & Listener Mail

In this latest installment of the It’s About the Yankees, Stupid podcast, Domenic, E.J. and yours truly gush about the greatness of Michael Pineda (so far), discuss the not-so-great sixth innings of CC Sabathia, we also go into whether or not the Yankees need an actual first baseman as the part of the Mark Teixeira contingency plan – because to be honest, none of us believe this will be his only DL trip this year, I go on a little bit of a rant about the new Stadium and its “improvements” in 2014 and we answer listener mail from our biggest fan, Josh.

As always you can leave comments, questions and suggestions below, you can tweet us at @IIATMS or you can email us at stupidyankeespodcast@gmail.com.

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Shellackeyed: Yankees 7, Red Sox 4

Coming into today’s game, people were wondering when Brian McCann was going to break out at the plate. Well, the wait is over. McCann had himself quite a nice game with two home runs and a well-timed caught stealing that prevented the Red Sox from having an even bigger seventh inning – they scored two runs to make it 6-4 and give Yankee fans a bit of a scare.

McCann wasn’t the only Yankee to leave the park today.

Carlos Beltran started things off in the bottom of the first with a long two-run home run into the bleachers off Red Sox starter John Lackey. That home run came to be thanks to Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out bunt. A.J. Pierzynski struck back in the top of the second with a two-run shot of his own off Hiroki Kuroda.

McCann hit his first homer in the fourth inning, a shot to the second deck in right field, to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and in the next at bat, on the first pitch, Alfonso Soriano took Lackey deep into the short porch in right to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead.…

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Game 12: Hiroki the Hero

In preparing a game thread, I generally type over a table template that I generated at some point last season, if only because I can never remember how to format it properly. Why do I bring this up, you ask? Simply put, the template that I have been utilizing shows just how dreadfully depressing the...

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Sixth Inning of Doom: Red Sox 4, Yankees 2

It was setting up to be a fantastic night for CC Sabathia, and it was all undone in a split second.

The Yankees dropped the second game of their four game set against the Red Sox by a 4-2 score after Sabathia had an implosion in the sixth inning, and the Yankee bats didn’t show up.

The pitchers dominated through the first five innings, as the only run came on a solo home run by Alfonso Soriano in the second inning. The Yankees only had three hits in the first five innings, and Boston only had one.

Sabathia was dominating and had all three pitches working. He was really working the inside of the plate very well, thus was able to get many strikeouts on his changeup away. Sabathia mixed his pitches and his speeds very well. Many Red Sox hitters were late on his 90 mph fastballs.

However, Sabathia completely fell apart in the sixth inning for the second consecutive start.…

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