Freddy 3, relievers 0. Yanks win

Garcia was in trouble most of his body of work and it started right in the first inning. Mike Trout led off the game with a single. Erick Aybar hit another single. Albert Pujols flew out to deep left-center and both Trout and Aybar moved up a base. Garcia looked like he could get out of the inning after striking out Kendrys Morales. But Alberto Callaspo rifled a single to right to score both runners. Garcia then threw a wild pitch to move Callaspo to second. He got out of the inning when Howie Kendrick flied out.

The Yankees evened the score in the bottom of the first off of Jerome Williams (6-6). Derek Jeter hit a slow roller to short that Aybar never touched with his glove. The official scorer was far too generous and gave Jeter a hit on the play. Curtis Granderson flew out to shallow left. Alex Rodriguez then grounded out to Aybar at short. Jeter was running on the play and Aybar could only get Rodriguez.…

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But I Thought The Yankees Always Lost To The Angels?

For a while now, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been a thorn in the side of the New York Yankees. We all remember the early playoff exits in 2002 and 2005 and we were elated when the Yankees finally beat them in 2009 to advance to the World Series. So even though it’s...

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Game Thread: Angels versus Yankees, Saturday July 14th

We run a tight ship here at Yankee Analysts, which is why I’m posting our Saturday game thread in the third inning. It’s currently 2-2, with the Yankee runs coming courtesy of a Robinson Cano first inning dinger. Home Run Derby what? Freddy Garcia is on the mound for the good...

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Wouldn’t it be great in the second half if…

Wouldn’t it be great in the second half if:

  • All we had to talk about was C.C. Sabathia‘s weight instead of his pitching?
  • Derek Jeter could finish the season over .300? Batting average is pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things. But it is nice to look at.
  • Alex Rodriguez got hot at some point to shut his critics up and put some more oomph in the middle of the lineup?
  • Phil Hughes could continue to pitch well and we could actually breathe during one of his outings?
  • Either Joba Chamberlain and/or David Aardsma return to the majors after long rehabs to give some depth to Girardi’s deck of cards bullpen?
  • Ivan Nova could win 20 games and really confound those who say that he wins because of run support?
  • Curtis Granderson could cut down on his strikeouts?
  • Russell Martin could hit .250 in the second half?
  • Rafael Soriano could untuck his shirt for another 30 times?
  • Mark Teixeira would have more at bats as a right-handed batter in the second half than vice-versa?

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Martin comes through to complete comeback as Yanks beat Halos

Starter Hiroki Kuroda was quite strong most of the night, with only a few blemishes on his ledger. A third inning home run by Erick Aybar put the Yankees down 1-0 before Teixeira’s first home run put the Yankees on top 2-1. After that it was mostly clear sailing for Kuroda until the seventh where, facing the heart of the Angels’ lineup, things began to come undone in a hurry. Albert Pujols led off the inning for a double, and then Kuroda hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch in an at bat in which it looked like he was toying with the Angels’ DH early. With two on and no one out, Kuroda left a sinker over the plate to Mark Trumbo, who proceeded to hit the ball so hard that it cleared the Angels’ bullpen, and just like that the Yankees were down 4-2.

Outside of Tex’s home run, the story of this game early on was one of missed opportunities on offense.…

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The Comeback Kids Teixeira And Martin Lead The Yankees To Victory

Well, that was an exciting game. And thanks to some late inning heroics by the Yankees, the complexion of this recap changed dramatically. I was all set to hit submit on an “oh woe is us” recap lamenting the stranded runners, the missed opportunities and talking about how the Yankees had an almost sure victory snatched from...

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