Results for tag: New York Yankees
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jul 9, 2012 at 01:00:23 PM

The Yankees finished the first half in strong fashion, taking three of four at Fenway Park against their heated rival Boston Red Sox. The series victory not only gave the Yankees the best record in baseball, but the biggest lead in any division with a seven-game lead over the second-place Orioles, and it also buried the Red Sox to nine-and-a-half games behind in the AL. East. This is a pretty impressive feat considering the team was 21-21 at one point. They subsequently went 31-12 to get to their spectacular mark of 52-33 heading into the All-Star break.

What's even more amazing is that the Yankees have done this essentially without the services of the greatest closer in the history of baseball, Mariano Rivera, who went down to a season-ending injury shagging fly balls earlier in the season

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on May 13, 2012 at 12:34:50 PM

Yankees legend and icon Andy Pettitte is back in the Bronx. After the 2010 season, he swiftly retired seemingly with a lot left to offer the game of baseball. However, he has returned to give the Yankees and the fans everything that he has left in his soon-to-be 40-year-old tank. Pettitte is one of the few players that fans wished they could have seen just one more time in pinstripes, and now he's giving them almost an entire season.

“There's going to be a real warmth in the stands today about him coming back,” Joe Girardi said about the atmosphere that will be in the Stadium in the series finale against the Mariners.

For the fans of the Yankees, this is a very special treat. Pettitte is a once-in-a-generation type pitcher for an organization.

To these people, he is the southern

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 28, 2012 at 02:14:10 PM

Austin Jackson CF
Brennan Boesch RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Andy Dirks LF
Brad Eldred DH
Alex Avila C
Jhonny Peralta SS
Ramon Santiago 2B

Drew Smyly LHP

Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS

Freddy Garcia RHP

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 20, 2012 at 12:42:08 PM

Today in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park, YESNetwork.com put out a top-10 Yankees-Red Sox moments of the rivalry, but I would be remiss if I didn't add a couple of very big moments in the rivalry into my own list.

The Summer of '49

This was such a big season in the heated rivalry of the two franchises that the late great David Halberstam chorincled it in a best selling book. The Red Sox were the odds on favorite to win the Pennant and win their first World Series since 1918. Casey Stengal was implemented as the new manager of the Yankees and this hiring was panned around baseball. As the season wore on the DiMaggio brothers shined. Dom DiMaggio, along with Teddy "Ballgame" Williams led the Red Sox to a wonderful season. Joe DiMaggio did all he could to keep the

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:13:03 AM

Thursday night certainly was a night for the ages for one of the more prolific hitters in baseball, Curtis Granderson. To this point in the season, Granderson had already hit three home runs, but something was just a little off with his swing. Whatever was wrong with his game before the Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Twins was certainly righted.

The Yankees needed this win. It was the last game in the homestand before they traveled up to Boston, and it was a chance to split a series with a Twins team that has had little success in the Bronx over the last decade. Phil Hughes gave up four unearned runs in the first, with Eduardo Nunez committing a huge error that extended his pitch count and the inning. With the Yankees down 4-0 right off the bat, Granderson and the offense went to

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:39:41 PM

The Yankees needed to win the game on Tuesday night plain and simple. Now, nothing is truly must win in April, but with their horse on the mound and three games left in the homestand, the Yankees were looking for a strong, deep outing from CC Sabathia and their offense to get going. Things did not look good after the first two and a half innings, but then the team righted the ship.

With the Yankees trailing 3-1 in the third inning of this second game of the four-game set, the offense needed to step up. Sabathia would eventually calm down and pitch a gem, but he finally got that run support he needed to ensure a Yankees victory. The support came from some of the most unlikely of places, as well, the bottom of the order and Sabathia's trusted backstop on the evening, Chris Stewart.

Stewart,

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 17, 2012 at 01:43:01 AM

The story of Freddy Garcia's first start of the season in Baltimore may have been control issues and wild pitches, but on Monday night for Garcia, it was about not being able to deliver the knockout blow. Twice in the game he had the Twins on the ropes with two outs in an inning, and twice the Twins offense responded.

In the first inning, Garcia got two outs then it was a Joe Mauer double, Josh Willingham RBI single, Justin Morneau single, followed by a Ryan Doumit RBI single, and just like that, it was 2-0 Twins.

Later in the game, in the fifth inning, with the Yankees now leading 3-2, Garcia once again got two outs, this time with Alexi Casilla stranded at second base and the flood gates opened up again. Jamey Carroll ripped an RBI single followed by another Mauer double, this one driving

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:14:57 PM

David Phelps, a player we have covered on YESNetwork.com quite a bit on our Minor League Monthly program, is making a wonderful impression at the Major League level. Even in the 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the Angels on Saturday afternoon, Phelps appearance was the lone bright spot for the Yankees.

The last couple of months have truly been a whirlwind of emotion for the starter-turned-rookie long reliever. The St. Louis native and former Notre Dame standout as a child, was sought out by Cardinal Dolan at the Welcome Home dinner, and has impressed everyone including his manager in each of his first three outings.

“The situations we put him in, he hasn't been phased and he's throwing strikes, quality strikes,” Girardi said after the loss. "We talk about when you have a young

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:46:15 PM

YANKEES:

Nunez SS
Granderson CF
Cano 2B
Rodriguez 3B
Teixeira 1B
Swisher RF
Posada DH
Martin C
Gardner LF

Colon RHP (8-10, 4.02 ERA)

 

RAYS:

Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Joyce RF
Damon DH
Zobrist 2B
Rodriguez 1B
Shoppach C
Brignac SS

Hellickson RHP (13-10, 2.90 ERA)

 

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:49:25 PM

YANKEES:

Jeter SS
Nunez 2B
Teixeira 1B
Swisher RF
Jones LF
Montero C
Posada DH
Laird 3B
Golson CF

Pitching: Colon RHP (8-9, 3.81 ERA)

 

RAYS:

Jennings LF
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Joyce RF
Damon DH
Zobrist 2B
Kotchman 1B
Jaso C
Brignac SS

Pitching: Moore LHP (0-0, 6.23 ERA)

 

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