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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 29, 2012 at 01:12:28 PM

The Yankees are making moves, trying to sure up their rotation and bullpen. Unfortunately, through only 20 games this season, this is a move that needed to be made. At present, the Yankees only have five quality starts, a 6.37 ERA and are only averaging 5.1 innings per start. With numbers like that, the Yankees' spectacular bullpen is bound to be taxed.

Freddy Garcia, with his 12.51 ERA this season and two consecutive outings of less than two innings per start is on the move to the bullpen. Yankees manager Joe Girardi alluded to the fact that David Phelps is the best candidate to move into the rotation and will most likely make the next start when Garcia's spot comes up.

D.J. Mitchell was called up to the big club, while Cody Eppley was optioned down to Triple-A after pitching three innings

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:28:04 PM

Carl Pavano was thoroughly booed by the Yankee Stadium crowd when they announced his name before the game. Although he received a thrashing once again when he walked out from the bullpen, those boos soon turned to cheers as the Yankees offense got to him early. Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back home runs to start the game, and the Yankees walked out of the first inning with a 3-2 lead.

Then the darndest thing happened: Pavano settled down. He was making his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since April 19, 2009, when he was with the Indians, so early game jitters may have had something to do with his struggles. But once he settled in, he did not let the fact that more than 40,000 Yankee fans had a very long memory.

After the first inning, Pavano pitched six more, allowing

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:12:45 PM

The Yankees are riding high from a home opening weekend that included winning a series against a very good Angels team. The Yankees now stand at 5-4 through the first nine games and welcome the Twins into town for a four-game set.

Freddy Garcia is starting the first game of the series after he turned into Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in Baltimore in his first start. Garcia had five wild pitches after having only four all of the 2011 season. With Andy Pettitte's return to the Bronx looming, Garcia and Hughes certainly have to pitch very well to make their case to stay in the rotation.

“I thought his start the other day was very uncharacteristic of Freddy,” Joe Girardi said in his pregame press conference. “With all of the struggles he had, he really could have

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 3, 2012 at 08:06:50 PM

It's day one for the coverage of Spring Training circa 2012 and it definitely was a lot to take in. We arrived at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, nice and early to try and catch some of the Phillies players before the Yankees arrived for the 1:05 start. This was the first official day of Spring Training competition among Major League teams battling it out head-to-head and even though that first game is usually a really early tune-up, there were a lot of stories already shaping up for both squads.

First I'll start with the Phillies:

  • Jonathan Papelbon would not reveal his new introduction song to us. We brought up that I'm Shipping Up To Boston by the Dropkick Murphys probably doesn't work anymore to which he agreed, but he still would not tell us. However,

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:48:23 PM

Attention all die-hard fans of the Yankees and Red Sox. We have a great opportunity for you. Here at YES we would love for you to tell us your best stories about the greatest rivalry in sports. What's your favorite memory of an instance that was very personal to you, either while attending or watching the Yankees and the Red Sox play? Do you as a Red Sox or Yankees fan have close interactions with family, friends, or spouses of the enemy team?

We want to hear all about it right here! The best stories will be chosen and we here at YES will give you an opportunity to tell your tales on-camera for an upcoming Yankees-Red Sox game!

Please add to our thread on

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:49:47 AM

This winter may have been mild, but things are heating up in Tampa, Fla. March is here and that means it's time for Spring Training games. Beginning on Saturday, March 3, will be in Florida to cover the Yankees as they begin the quest for a 28th World Championship.

In the time we are in Florida, we will try and produce as much content as possible. Our coverage will include interviews with players, coaches and writers, as well as blogs, vlogs, podcasts, our hit daily show, the Diamond Daily, behind-the-scenes videos and photo galleries, and some more surprises.

Chris Shearn will once again join our team as on-air talent and will be reporting from his blog, Off the Wall and I will be blogging from my Meet at the Bat blog with any breaking news and game reports.

Don't forget

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:31:01 PM

Starting lineups 9/14: Yankees (90-57) at Mariners (61-87)

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jesus Montero DH
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Ivan Nova RHP


Ichiro RF
Kyle Seager 3B
Dustin Ackley 2B
Mike Carp LF
Justin Smoak 1B
Miguel Olivo C
Wily Mo Pena DH
Luis Rodriguez SS
Trayvon Robinson CF
Jason Vargas LHP

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Sep 11, 2011 at 02:07:29 PM


Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Jesus Montero C
Eric Chavez 3B
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: Freddy Garcia (11-7, 3.50)



Erick Aybar SS
Howie Kendrick 2B
Bobby Abreu DH
Torii Hunter RF
Mark Trumbo 1B
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Peter Bourjos CF
Mike Trout LF
Bobby Wilson C

Pitching: Ervin Santana (11-10, 3.18)

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Sep 1, 2011 at 04:06:01 PM


Derek Jeter SS

Curtis Granderson CF

Mark Teixeira 1B

Robinson Cano 2B

Nick Swisher RF

Andruw Jones LF

Jesus Montero DH

Russell Martin C

Eduardo Nunez 3B


A.J. Burnett RHP



Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Marco Scutaro SS

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Carl Crawford LF

Jed Lowrie 3B

Josh Reddick RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C


Jon Lester LHP

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:48:10 PM

The battle was not only on the mound for the Yankees ace, but it started right at the beginning of the game when John Lackey looked like he hit Curtis Granderson's hand with a pitch. Umpire Ed Rapuano said that wasn't the case and that the pitch hit the bat, not allowing Granderson to take his base. Joe Girardi immediately stormed out of the dugout and argued the call. This would be the first of several instances that the Yankees and Red Sox would not only take offense with an umpire's call, but with each other.

In the bottom of the first, CC Sabathia came right back and hit Jacoby Ellsbury with a pitch. No warnings were issued to either side, and the game went on. The pitch truly just could have gotten away from CC, especially facing one of the league's best hitters. Still, it further