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What a Difference a Day Makes in Mercurial AL East »

There is a reason why people say "You can't predict baseball." Teams have to actually play out all 162 games. And one day in August does not make or break a team's chances in October. Before yesterdays game in Yankee Universe, it was all gloom and doom, because the Red Sox were only 4.5 games back of the Yankees and Rays. They are catching up to [...]

All Eyes On Andy Pettitte »

Andy Pettitte will throw a bullpen session on Friday in Chicago to test his strained left groin. Pettitte has been on the DL since July 20 when he strained his left groin in a game on July 18 against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Originally, Pettitte was going to be out for 4-5 weeks, but Andy was targeting three. During his rehab process, he was [...]

Johnny Damon Placed on Waivers: Would New York Yankees »

Johnny Damon was placed on waivers on Thursday, according to MLBTradeRumors. Today would be the last day that a team could claim him, which presents an interesting situation. Would the Yankees think of bringing back their former World Series hero? Even with the fiasco between the Yankees and Damon this past offseason, this move would make [...]

New York Yankees Prospect Check Up: August 21, 2010 »

A quick check up on how some of the Yankees' top prospects are doing as of August 21, 2010. Jesus Montero (C) : .287 BA, 15 home runs, 15 RBI, 109 games for AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Brandon Laird (3B): .288 BA, 25 home runs, 99 RBI, 122 games combined with AA Trenton and AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ivan Nova (SP): 12-3, 2.86 ERA, 23 starts, 145 [...]

Yankees-Tigers: Johnny Damon Returns to Yankee Stadium »

After a disappointing 3-3 road trip, splitting with Texas and Kansas City, the Yankees return to Yankee Stadium to face Johnny Damon and the Detroit Tigers. But don't forget about Austin Jackson, the young rookie who the Yankees traded to acquire Curtis Granderson. He is also making a "reappearance." The Yankees were especially sloppy in the [...]

Alex Rodriguez: Kevin Long’s Small Tweaks Are »

  Last night, Alex Rodriguez shined brightly in the New York Yankees 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals by crushing three home runs.  They were also done in three consecutive at bats.  It was the fourth time in his career that he has done such, the first time since 2005 against Bartolo Colon and the Anaheim Angels. Curtis [...]

New York Yankees Fall to Kansas City Royals in »

The deciding factor in a game between the mighty New York Yankees and the lowly Kansas City Royals was a solo home run that came in the fifth inning. The game featured two rain delays: one 31-minute delay and one two-hour-and-10 minute stoppage.  There was lightning in the sky, but none coming off the Yankee bats as they fell victim to the [...]

The New York Yankees’ Gutty, Gritty Return »

The Yankees struck out 17 times in last night's game. Javier Vazquez only lasted 4.1 innings, allowing eight hits, six earned runs, and two walks—making that two shaky starts in a row for Vazquez. Not to mention that the Yankees were down 6-1 to one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cliff Lee. Being down by even one run against Lee is a [...]

Dustin Moseley Blows Away Boston »

  It was supposed to be a matchup built for national television.  AJ Burnett vs. Josh Beckett, two hard-throwing, old-school pitchers facing off in Yankee Stadium. All Yankee fans were salivating just thinking of it: Burnett pumping mid-90s fastballs by Red Sox hitters, lighting up the radar gun, fueling the Yankee Stadium crowd, and [...]

Mark Teixeira Deserves Some Credit »

Remember this season, when Mark Teixeira looked like he "couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat?" (stealing a quote from "Dodgeball").  Everyone was ready to jump down Teixeira's throat, I one of those people. The general consensus around the Yankees community was that Teixeira was going to have a horrific year. Who could blame the [...]

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