NYY 2, Seattle 1

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Ho-hum, another excellent pitching performance combined with another no-show for the offense. And once again, the pitching was better than the offense was bad. David Phelps continues to look impressive as a starter, going six strong innings and giving up just one run on three hits. And the bullpen continues ...

NYY 6, Toronto 3

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Phil Hughes got the starting rotation back on track with the first quality start since the All-Star break and the offense came from two of the most unlikely sources, Russell Martin with a solo home run in the second, and then Raul Ibanez with the game-winning grand slam in the ...

So Much For That Bullpen Talk, hey?

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

NYY 8, Minnesota 4. What was I saying about this being an important game, particularly for Phil Hughes? You can pretty much forget about any thoughts of moving him to the bullpen, that's for sure. In fact, if the post-season were starting tomorrow you seriously have to think about ...

First!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

NYY 3, Boston 2. You knows things are going right when 38-year old Bartolo Colon, making his first August start since 2005, out duels Yankee killer Jon Lester. Of course Colon got a lot of help from the bullpen, which is shaping up to be the best in the AL ...

Garcia Plus Bullpen Get The Job Done

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

NYY 3, Kansas City 1. This one was a good old-fashioned pitchers' duel -- seems like a long time since the Yankees have been in one of those. As expected, the Royals' Kyle Davies was much better than his 1-4 7.32 ERA would have you believe. It ...

Another Textbook Win

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

NYY 4, Minnesota 3. The textbook for the Yankees this year has two formulas for wins. One is to get something close to a quality start, at least have the lead by the sixth, and then turn it over to the back-end bullpen trio of Joba-Rafael-Mo. And ...

Movies We’ve Seen Before

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

NYY 6, Texas 5. This team is becoming quite the enigma. For the first five months of the season, the Yankees were without a doubt the best team in baseball. Then come September, one could argue that they were one of the worst. But then the ...

The CC-Cano Show

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

NYY 10, Seattle 0. CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano both made great cases today for why they might be deserving of post-season awards, like the CY Young and MVP. CC has become Mr. Automatic over the last three months, as you have to go all the way ...

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Who's Hot, Who's Not: Hitting Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG OPS BA/RISP Cabrera, Me 10 30 4 11 1 8 2 3 11 .367 .424 .500 .924 .636 Cano 10 31 4 8 2 4 4 9 22 .258 .333 .516 .849 .083 Damon 9 31 5 5 0 1 5 10 21 .161 .278 .161 .439 .143 Hinske 8 18 2 3 1 2 1 4 6 .167 .200 .333 .533 .000 Jeter 9 32 2 9 0 1 6 9 15 .281 .395 .313 .708 .250 Matsui, H 8 20 5 8 0 3 4 1 6 .400 .500 .400 .900 .500 Posada 7 23 6 9 4 12 3 7 11 .391 .462 .957 1.419 .500 Rodriguez, A 8 28 4 11 1 6 3 7 9 .393 .452 .536 .988 .545 Swisher 9 30 9 9 4 8 7 6 19 .300 .432 .733 1.165 .308 Teixeira 9 35 9 8 3 5 4 12 21 .229 .325 .543 .868 .154 TEAM TOTAL 10 316 55 89 16 52 44 75 155 .282 .371 .468 .839 .325 Last 10 games as of 09/09/2009 min 15 AB Overall the Yankees continue to hit extremely well, although there are several somewhat surprising exceptions. I knew Johnny Damon was struggling a bit recently, but it's more than just a bit -- he's ...

Jeter and Posada, Nowhere But NYS

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

NYY 4, Tamp Bay 2. Wow, yet another come-from-behind win in classic 2009 Yankee style. The Yankees get yet another poor start from Joba Chamberlain and fall behind early, 2-0. And Jeff Niemann proceeds to shut out the potent Yankee offense for seven innings. But meanwhile, ...