Results for tag: Meet at the Bat
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 28, 2012 at 08:22:30 PM

The Yankees confirmed after the game that Brian Cashman has made the decision to send Andy Pettitte to Tampa to make his next start with the Class-A Tampa Yankees on Monday. He was schedule to pitch with the Double-A Trenton Thunder on the road against the Portland Sea Dogs, but weather concerns have derailed that plan.

Before the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that this was a possibility noting the conditions of Pettitte's last start in Trenton.

"He pitched in some pretty raw conditions the other day, as well," Girardi said before Saturday's game. "Because of that we might change where he throws. He might pitch in Tampa on Monday depending on talking about some conditions."

Pettitte most likely will not be pitching with the Major League club until early- to mid-May, making

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

David Phelps, a player we have covered on 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

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:09:15 PM

Opener Over

With the always highly-anticipated Home Opener over and resulting in a Yankees 5-0 victory, it's back to business as usual in the Bronx. The second game of the series between the Yankees and Angels is just that. It's still a very important test for the Bombers, but the team can now settle in and make themselves at home.

Designated Rest

The Yankees have chosen to DH Alex Rodriguez today with left-hander and new Angels ace C.J. Wilson on the mound. The half day for Rodriguez will only help the Yankees in the long run and save his legs for the grind that is the baseball season.

Joe Girardi discussed his decision before the game, stating, “I could have done either one (Jeter or Rodriguez). I decided to go with A-Rod. I believe we'll see a left hander on Tuesday as well,

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Aug 9, 2010 at 01:55:13 PM

It's the series finale of this four-game set between the Red Sox and Yankees. After losing the first game of the series, the Yankees have bounced back with two impressive wins and an outstanding performance out of Dustin Moseley. The Yankees are now 2.5 games up on the Rays in the AL East. The Rays have shockingly lost five in a row and even with the Red Sox losing the last two games of this series, they are seemingly still in the thick of the playoff race.

You're on the Mark
Mark Teixeira has been terrific for the Yankees once again this season. His average might be down from previous years, but when he was struggling at the beginning of the season he said he wasn't worried because all he has to do is look at the back of his baseball card and see his track record. Boy was he ever right

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Nov 2, 2009 at 08:30:09 PM

The Yankees with their 3-1 lead are now 27 outs away from their 27th World Championship. Keep it right here during the game for updates on my live blog.

8:00 P.M. First pitch here at the ballpark. I just had a little dinner with Chris Shearn. A roasted pork sandwich with Chickie's and Pete's Crab Fries...mmm mmm. Jeter just grounded out and Damon just got a base hit. How am I doing so far? I keep saying that I think the Yankees are going to win tonight, but I seem to be in the minority here among everyone here.

8:03 P.M. Does A-Rod get hit again? A smattering of boos around the ballpark.

8:05 P.M. New Yankee Postseason record with 16 RBIs now for A-Rod surpassing Scott Brosius from 1998 and Bernie Williams from 1996. Why does anyone continue to pitch to this guy? Good start for the

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Oct 25, 2009 at 08:39:02 PM

It's game six and the game is currently in progress. The Yankees are going for their 40th American League Pennant, by far the most for any organization in the history of baseball. In fact, before I'd like to share that list with you:

Yankees        39
Dodgers       18
Cardinals      17
Giants          17
Athletics       14

That's a pretty telling stat. I mean if you think about it the Yankees have 26 World Championships and next up on that list is the Cardinals who have won the Fall Classic 10 times. Geez, the Red Sox didn't win one for 86 years and are still third on the list with seven championships.

Another couple of

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Oct 22, 2009 at 08:22:24 PM

Back by popular demand is the Meet at the Bat live blog for a game five showdown between the Angels and Yankees. After a game three let down in which the Yankees had a chance to go up 3-0 in the series, it felt as if the momentum might shift back to the Angels in the series. However, CC Sabathia and the resurgence of the Yankees offense swung the pendulum back in the Bombers favor. Now up 3-1 in the series, the Yankees have an opportunity to do two things tonight; win the 40th American League Pennant in the history of the franchise and get back to the World Series since 2003. Many Yankees fans and the Yankees themselves can use this game to exorcise some deamons from a 2004 ALCS that they would like to forget.

Keep it here for the live blog starting at game time.

7:57 P.M. Another shock.