Yankees

July 28, 2009 - 10:04 am
The Yankees have won 10 of their last 11 games since the All-Star break and currently hold first place in the competitive AL East, 2.5 games over second-place Boston. But that's not good enough for GM Brian Cashman and the Bronx Bombers. According to SI's Jon Heyman , the Yankees are still looking...
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Mike Petraglia
June 12, 2009 - 3:28 am
As captain of the New York Yankees , Derek Jeter knows full well he's going to keep hearing the same question that the Red Sox heard all those years about the Yankees - Are they in your head? Thursday night, the Yankees lost a game they thought they had in control with their ace on the mound. They...
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Mike Petraglia
June 10, 2009 - 8:45 pm
'Speak softly and carry a big stick' were the words that President Theodore Roosevelt made famous and lived by. After watching Mark Teixeira on Wednesday night at Fenway Park , there' s no doubting he carries a big stick but his words following the seventh straight loss to the Red Sox this season...
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June 10, 2009 - 3:37 pm
Unlike Johnny Damon , Jason Bay has proved rather unmoved by playing at home or on the road. He is hitting .274 with a .402 OBP and .991 OPS at Fenway, and .282 / .406 / 1.024 away from the friendly confines. But the timing of his greatest successes this year, both at home and on the road, has been...
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June 10, 2009 - 10:18 am
YANKEES VS. TIM WAKEFIELD The Yankees are hitting home runs at an insane pace this year, which would seem to make them a bad matchup for the flyball-inclined Tim Wakefield (or, in fairness, anyone else who makes his living on a mound). Traditionally, Wakefield gives up a ton of homers. But not so...
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Mike Petraglia
June 09, 2009 - 8:43 pm
Johnny Damon sounded more hopeful than optimistic. Funny to hear from a veteran on a Yankee team that was in sole possession of first place in the A.L. East, heading into Fenway Park before Tuesday night's game against the Red Sox . Then the Yankees , behind their $82.5 million dollar pitcher A.J...
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May 06, 2009 - 9:13 am
Red Sox fans who tuned into last nights game after the eighth inning watched a scene that resembled the old days of Tropicana Field , with maybe 20 or 25 fans standing behind home plate at the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium . ESPN reported that even in the first inning of the game only 54 of the...
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Mike Petraglia
April 26, 2009 - 9:19 pm
You get the sense listening to the Yankees after their third and final loss of their weekend sweep at the hands of the Red Sox that they're a team reeling, sitting on the brink. And we haven't even reached May yet. Their most experienced big-game pitcher had a brain freeze at the most inopportune...
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Mike Petraglia
April 25, 2009 - 6:21 pm
Jason Bay called this one of the most remarkable games he's ever played in. Jason Bay has seen nearly as many of these games as Jason Varitek . To Varitek, this was just your run-of-the-mill 8 1/2 inning Red Sox-Yankee game that took 4 hours, 21 minutes to complete. A tidy 16-11 Red Sox win that 13...
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Mike Petraglia
April 25, 2009 - 11:52 am
Leave it to Yankees manager Joe Girardi to use a football analogy on NFL Draft Day to sum up his team's injury woes. "It is what it is," Girardi said in his best Belichickian imitation. "At some point of the season, you're going to have to deal with this. Every club has to deal with this. We just...
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