Results for tag: Mark Teixeira
Posted by: am523 on Oct 13, 2010 at 05:24:40 PM

No Cliff Lee in Game 1. Whew!

CJ Wilson? Can we breathe a sigh of relief as well now that we're facing the Rangers' #2 starter and 15-game winner? It will depend on which part of the Yankee lineup comes up in crucial situations.

When it comes to the matchup of Yankee offense versus CJ Wilson, the Bombers have more than a handful of guys, six to be exact, that have hit him well...from .286 (Robinson Cano 4 for 14 with one double and two walks) to .455 (Marcus Thames 5 for 11). The top of the order guys, Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher, are tough hitters for Wilson. The Captain is 5 for 14 with 1 homer, 2 RBIs, and three walks while Swish has collected 6 hard hits out of 20 at-bats with 3 doubles, 1 homer, and 6 RBIs. Francisco Cervelli and Austin Kearns both are 3 for 7 versus the Texas lefty.

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Posted by: am523 on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:46:22 PM

This year's playoff landscape has its share of perennial postseason teams: the New York Yankees, the Minnesota Twins, and the Philadelphia Phillies. But new combatants have entered the fray: the Texas Rangers (last postseason appearance: 1999); the San Francisco Giants (last postseason appearance: 2003); the Atlanta Braves (last postseason appearance: 2005); and the Cincinnati Reds (last postseason appearance: 1995). These new guys are in and can look back to the few past years on trades they made to help themselves and in doing so, wound up helping their trading partner as well. Below is a list of a few major direct moves that helped shape what we are now watching this October...

July 31, 2007 - Atlanta Braves trade Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay to Texas Rangers for Elvis Andrus, Neftali

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Posted by: am523 on Aug 25, 2010 at 02:46:58 PM

Well Mr. Bautista, you got your piece of Yankee flesh on Monday night, hitting the decisive homer in the 8th inning versus Dave Robertson to down the Yankees 3-2.

You got your payback moment, albeit against a different pitcher, not the one who you felt threw at you on purpose a few innings earlier. You blasted Robertson's pitch into left field. You flipped your bat. You stared. You spat. You rounded the bases slowly. For almost 30 seconds. Upon touching home plate you pumped your fist in a rapid repeated fashion the same way Francisco Cervelli does when he's pumped. Oh yeah, Francisco Cervelli, the catcher that night, was standing at the plate when you did it.

In your own words, you enjoyed it: "Given what transpired earlier, I enjoyed it pretty good"

I'm no professional baseball player

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