Results for tag: Nick Swisher
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jul 29, 2012 at 05:51:53 PM

Nick Swisher's road to recovery began on Saturday night when he pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning, eight days after he strained his left hip flexor at Oakland. The next step comes this evening when he starts in a game for the first time since that July 20 contest on the West Coast.

“It's exciting, it's exciting,” Swisher said to the media before the game. “I'm the type of guy that I'm not a big fan of missing games, so whenever I can be back in there doing what I can to help the team, I want to be in there.”

The lineup was put out, and in the series finale, Swisher will be the designated hitter, batting fifth. Again, another step on the road to recovery -- not going full-out playing the field, and just taking somewhat of a precaution.

“I think

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 18, 2012 at 06:13:58 PM

The Yankees starting rotation is finally living up to the high expectations placed on them in Spring Training, all while ace CC Sabathia is not having his best stretch.

As a team in June, the Yankees are a Major League best 13-2. Their bullpen has been tremendous all year and continues to be a rock, even without Mariano Rivera. However, the rotation is finally matching the rest of the staff's high quality of play. In June, the starters are 11-1 with a 1.97 ERA, striking out 104 in 105.1 innings pitched, walking only 26 and opponents are hitting just .224 against them. It's no coincidence that this has all happened while the Yankees are going through their nine-game winning streak. In fact, the pitching staff as a whole has only allowed 18 earned runs for a 1.88 ERA over the nine-game stretch.

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:46:34 PM

The latest on Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher spoke to the media before the game on Monday and discussed his hamstring injury that got him pulled from the game on Sunday. He described it as a minor injury, and he felt a pinch in his first at-bat of the game.

“I took that first swing and kind of felt something bite a little bit,” Swisher said. “Just tried to stretch it out and work through it. It didn't go away. The second at-bat came around and the same thing. I got to first base and just kind of jumped back on a pickoff. I went down to grab my leg and Stevie (Yankees Head Trainer Steve Donahue) and Skip (Joe Girardi) said, 'That's it. We're going to get you out of here.' "

Swisher is having one of the hottest starts of his career hitting .284, with six home runs, 15 extra-base

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jun 3, 2010 at 04:05:36 PM

Check out my latest Yankee Stadium Spotlight with Yankees Outfielder's Nick Swisher: