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Tuesday May 26th 2015

Yankees’ 1-9 Free Fall Could Be Beginning of End of 2015 Success Story

Garrett Jones pitched. Got that? Garrett Jones, backup first baseman and backup designated hitter, pitched Saturday.  For the New York Yankees. In a real game. And he was their most effective arm. Garrett Jones lived out his dream...and it was awesome. He was our best pitcher of the day...and that's sad. — Delia Enriquez (@dfiregirl4) May 23, 2015 You can look at Garrett Jones' 1 HR on Memorial Day weekend as bad or glass half full the most by any #Yankees pitcher — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 23, 2015 Garrett Jones named as Thursday starter. — Jeff Bradley (@JerseyJBradley) May ...

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Knee and Return

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to exit the team's May 19 game against the Washington Nationals with a knee injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list, though he is unlikely to return when eligible. Continue for updates. Ellsbury Unlikely to Return When Eligible After Being Placed on 15-Day DL Saturday, May 23 "Do I think we'll get him in 15 days? No," [manager Joe] Girardi said, courtesy of MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Do I think it'll be a real long DL stint? No. But as I've said all along, it's going ...

Bryce Harper Must Be At-All-Cost Pursuit as Yankees’ Future Iconic Centerpiece

Officially, the New York Yankees will be in the capital over the next two days for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals. But they can also do some window shopping while they're there, with one particular item at the top of their wish list: Bryce Harper. It'll likely be a while before the Yankees actually have a shot at him, but this is their chance to at least imagine how great he would look in pinstripes. The first and only time the Yankees got an up-close look at Washington's young right ...

Jorge Posada Risking His Own Legacy More Than A-Rod’s with PED, Yankees Comments

For all of the non-talking baseball players do during their playing days, it's ironic how chatty and controversial they get after exiting the field for the final time and are trying to sell their own piece of media. Jorge Posada, one of the great New York Yankee catchers in franchise history, is the latest to stroll this road as he pumps his autobiography The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes. While promoting the book Wednesday on CBS This Morning, Posada waxed high and mighty on performance-enhancing drugs and where players who have ...

With Jeter Gone, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner Are 1-2 Nightmare

With five weeks of the 2015 MLB season complete, we've gotten a pretty good look at the post-Derek Jeter New York Yankees. And sappiness be damned, they just don't quite look the same without him. There's one way, however, that this has been a very, very good thing. With Jeter safely retired—and evidently disconnected altogether—Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has an option that eluded him in The Captain's final season in 2014: The option to place center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and left fielder Brett Gardner in the top two spots in the lineup. ...

Pineda Sets Yankees Record for Most Strikeouts Without a Walk

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda struck out 16 batters in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, setting a franchise record for the most strikeouts without any walks in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info. The 26-year-old improved to 5-0 on the season, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings, with a second-inning home run off the bat of Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy responsible for that lone run. Pineda threw 81 of his 111 pitches for strikes, getting 21 called strikes, 22 swinging strikes, 27 foul balls ...

5-0 Michael Pineda’s Dominating 16-K Act Shows Who the Yankees’ Real No. 1 Is

If there were any doubts about which pitcher anchors the New York Yankees' starting staff, Michael Pineda answered them Sunday. The big right-hander defined dominant in a 6-2 win over the division-rival Baltimore Orioles, allowing one earned run in seven innings with no walks and an eye-popping 16 strikeouts. That's the second-most punch-outs in a single game in the Yankees' storied history, per MLB.com's Danny Knobler. It brought Pineda's strikeout total for the season to 54 in 46.1 innings. Pair that with a 2.72 ERA and 1.010 WHIP, and you've got an ace ...

Other Massive Milestones A-Rod Can Reach in 2015

Alex Rodriguez stands alone in fourth place on the all-time home run list after hitting his 661st bomb against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankees Stadium on Thursday, passing Willie Mays. The majority of the focus, and controversy, surrounding A-Rod has been about the long ball and performance-enhancing drug use. Lost in the shuffle is the fact that the Yankees slugger can surpass a handful of other lofty milestones this season as well. Stephen Nelson and Scott Miller break down A-Rod's assault on the record books in this video, presented by Jim Beam.Read ...

With HR No. 661 in Tow, the A-Rod Milestone Train Rolls Uneasily Near 3,000 Hits

Mark it down in the history books: On May 7, 2015, on a pleasant spring evening at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. Whatever your reaction—anger, excitement, indifference—it happened, another milestone in the rearview mirror. Let's give credit where it's due: A-Rod's home run wasn't merely historic; it broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning. He also drove in a run in the first with a deep sacrifice fly, in a game the Yankees ultimately won 4-3 over the division-rival Baltimore Orioles. And it was ...

1st-Place Yankees Force Baseball to Take Notice After Heated Fenway Park Sweep

Hey, remember when the New York Yankees were doomed—too old, too tired, too injury-riddled to compete in the American League East? So much for that. After defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday night, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of their old, bitter rivals at Fenway Park. And more importantly, the Bronx Bombers moved to 16-9 on the season. That's good enough for first place in the division, three games up on the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles and four games ahead of Boston. On Sunday, the Bombers banged out 14 ...
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