NYY 5, Baltimore 2

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

It's still way early, but for a season that looked like it could be a total disaster, this one is off to one of the most entertaining starts I can remember. The triple play in the eighth was the first 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play in the history of the game, and ...

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 ...

NYY 3, Atlanta 0

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

This is becoming the trademark win for the Yankees this year -- great starting pitching, even better pitching from the bullpen, excellent defense, all combined with rather mediocre hitting overall and absolutely pathetic hitting with RISP. This game had it all. Ivan Nova getting 7 shutout innings with ...

Too Much CC And A-Rod For A’s

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

NYY 6, Oakland 1. This one figured to be a good pitching duel with perennial All-Star CC Sabathia up against first-time All-Star Trevor Cahill. And indeed it was, although the two pitching performances were almost exact opposites. While CC gave up seven hits and walked three, Cahill ...

The Importance Of Defense

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I don't think there's any doubt that defense is the most underrated aspect of baseball.  Time and again the key plays in a game are the ones made (or not made) on defense, yet they rarely get more than a passing mention in the game stories.  Rather it's all about ...

Oh Well, The Triple Play Was Sweet

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Oakland 4, NYY 2. CC Sabathia was the exact opposite of what he'd been in his last couple of starts for just the first four batters this afternoon, and that was all it took to put this one in the loss column. Incredibly, CC walked two of the ...

Pettitte + Defense = 4 In Row

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

NYY 2, Baltimore 1. So add Andy Pettitte to the "quality start" bandwagon that is gathering steam in Yankee land lately. Andy pitched another gem for the Yankees, going 7.1 innings and allowing just 1 run on 6 hits. He even matched Joba's strike out total from ...

The Joba-Swish Show

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

NYY 5, Cleveland 2. The poor "put Joba in the bullpen" folks sure took a major hit with Joba Chamberlain's performance last night. Allowing two runs over eight innings is exactly what you want out of a starter, and that's what he delivered. Joba had all four ...

Welcome To Yankee Baseball

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

NYY 10, Cleveland 5. The Yankees streak is now at 14 Ws in the last 17 games. I think we can officially say this team is now on a roll. It's been a long time since the Yankees have played at this level for an extended period of ...