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    The Yankees’ biggest fans appear to be on the move. Ahead of Game 1 of the AL’s wild-card round between the Yankees and Indians in Cleveland, the wives and girlfriends of Yankees players — including Aaron Judge’s embattled gal pal, Samantha Bracksieck — documented their travels Sunday, according to screenshots from Awesemo.com. “On the way to the airport but don’t know where we’re going,” a message read on one Instagram story featuring Mike Tauchman’s wife, Eileen. That message came before the Yankees knew which team they would be facing in the wild-card round. Awesemo.com/Instagram MLB is not allowing the families of road teams to attend games, even though home teams will be allowed to have such guests. If the Yankees...
    Former Yankees’ slugger Mark Teixeira predicts that the Indians will come out on top By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians are set to battle in a best-of-three Wild Card Series to determine which one advances to the next round of the MLB playoffs. The first game is tonight, with Shane Bieber and Gerrit Cole facing each other to see which team comes out on front. Former New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira, who played eight seasons with the Bombers in the last decade, is picking the Cleveland Indians to win the series, which will be played at Progressive Field since the tribe finished with a better record in the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone made the call entering his team’s AL Wild Card Series against the Cleveland Indians that backup catcher Kyle Higashioka would get the start in Game 1 with Gerrit Cole on the mound.  Not exactly shocking news given Sanchez’s struggles both at the dish and behind it in 2020. His defense has always been suspect and so has his ability to call a game, but his offense has made him a liability despite his power, slashing .147/.253/.365 this season. The split in Cole’s numbers when Higashioka catches him compared to Sanchez made Boone’s Game 1 decision...
    The Yankees and Indians are set to meet in the postseason starting Tuesday for the first time since 2017, when the Yankees overcame a 2-0 series deficit in the ALDS and won three straight to advance to the ALCS, where they lost to the Astros in Joe Girardi’s final season as manager in The Bronx. This time around, the Yankees will be limping into the playoffs — losers of six of their last eight — and they were just 11-18 on the road. With the new wild-card series format this season, the entire best-of-three series will be played at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, where the Indians — who went 9-2 down the stretch — finished the season 18-12. The Post’s Dan...
    Upon signing Gerrit Cole, the Yankees expected to hold an advantage in Game 1 of any postseason series. Yet, $324 million wasn’t enough to buy the Yankees that privilege. While Cole had a strong first season in pinstripes, no pitcher in baseball bested Indians ace Shane Bieber, the front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award, who’ll face the Yankees in Tuesday’s wild-card series opener in Cleveland. Finishing 8-1 with a 1.63 ERA and 122 strikeouts, Bieber became the first player to win MLB’s pitching triple crown since Johan Santana in 2006. The 25-year-old right-hander is the first Cleveland pitcher to accomplish the feat since Bob Feller in 1940. Bieber struck out at least eight batters in each of his...
    New York Yankees Postseason: The Yankee’s Cole to face the Indian’s Bieber in must-watch TV By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditTonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, the New York Yankees will face the Cleveland Indians, which might be the most important game the Yankees will have in this coronavirus postseason.  Two of arguably the best pitchers in baseball will face each other in the matchup to win the first of the three games of the Wild Card round, of the 2020 postseason.  The Yankee’s Gerrit Cole will face the Indian’s Shane Beiber, who has a lock on the 2020 Cy Young Award. The New York Yankees had an up and down season with long stretches of...
    Upon signing Gerrit Cole, the Yankees expected to hold an advantage in Game 1 of any postseason series. Yet, $324 million wasn’t enough to buy the Yankees that privilege. While Cole had a strong first season in pinstripes, no pitcher in baseball bested Indians ace Shane Bieber, the front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award, who’ll face the Yankees in Tuesday’s wild-card series opener in Cleveland. Finishing 8-1 with a 1.63 ERA and 122 strikeouts, Bieber became the first player to win MLB’s pitching triple crown since Johan Santana in 2006. The 25-year-old right-hander is the first Cleveland pitcher to accomplish the feat since Bob Feller in 1940. Bieber struck out at least eight batters in each of his 12...
    Asked Monday afternoon if he had a lineup for Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Indians at Progressive Field, Aaron Boone said he didn’t. Part of the reason was what the Yankees’ manager was going to do in left field, where he could choose between the right-handed hitting Clint Frazier or lefty swingers Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman against stud right-hander Shane Bieber. “Got to talk through that today and decide which way we want to go,’’ Boone said Monday when the Yankees worked out at Progressive Field in Cleveland. If Boone desires a left-handed bat against Bieber, it likely would be Gardner who finished a subpar season (.223 batting average) on a high...
    Asked Monday afternoon if he had a lineup for Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Indians at Progressive Field, Aaron Boone said he didn’t. Part of the reason was what the Yankees’ manager was going to do in left field, where he could choose between the right-handed hitting Clint Frazier or lefty swingers Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman against stud right-hander Shane Bieber. “Got to talk through that today and decide which way we want to go,’’ Boone said Monday when the Yankees worked out at Progressive Field in Cleveland. If Boone desires a left-handed bat against Bieber, it likely would be Gardner who finished a subpar season (.223 batting average) on a high...
    Sandy Alomar Jr. stands in the way again. The former Indians catcher, whose home run off Mariano Rivera — four outs from ending the 1997 ALDS — led to the Yankees’ only postseason series loss from 1996 to 2000, will serve as acting manager throughout Cleveland’s postseason run, with Terry Francona still recovering from surgery. Francona, the 61-year-old skipper who led the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles and took the Indians to the 2016 World Series, managed just 14 games this season due to blood-clot and gastrointestinal issues. Francona initially left the team on Aug. 2, and returned nine days later, but hasn’t been in the dugout since Aug. 16. He underwent surgery on Aug. 21...
    Rayshard Brooks shooting investigation completed by GBI Next Time You Order a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha, Use These Tips to Make It Healthier Yankees bench catcher Gary Sanchez in favor of Kyle Higashioka for Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday that Kyle Higashioka will catch for Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card Series against Cleveland. Starting catcher Gary Sanchez will be available off the bench. © Provided by CBS Sports With Higashioka catching, Cole is 3-1 with a 1.00 ERA with 34 strikeouts. When Sanchez is catching, Cole is 4-2 with a 3.91 ERA, 12 walks and an opponent OPS of .776. Cole's last start of...
    The Indians arguably have the best starter (Shane Bieber over Gerrit Cole), best player (Jose Ramirez over DJ LeMahieu) and best reliever (James Karichnak over Aroldis Chapman) in their best-of-three series against the Yankees. They have as good a starting three, with Bieber followed by Carlos Carrasco and Zach Plesac, as any AL contender, an unheralded but deep, successful bullpen and excellent infield defense. The Yankees’ edge in this series is in length of lineup, but will that lineup play against the team that led the AL in ERA (3.29)? The ball really carries to right-center at Progressive Field, so watch the weather, the cooler the better for Cleveland’s pitching to temper an Aaron Judge or Luke Voit from going...
    New York Yankees face tall task in game one of the Wild Card Series By: Nathan Solomon ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the New York Yankees step into the batter’s box at Progressive Field on Tuesday, the team will be facing a difficult task on hill. Cleveland Indians star pitcher Shane Bieber gets the ball for game one of the Wild Card Series, coming off undoubtedly his best season. The 25-year-old won the pitching triple-crown (wins, ERA, strikeouts), and is most likely on his way to his first career Cy Young award. Bieber had quality starts in 10 of his 12 games, and went under six innings just twice all year. With that being said, Bieber is...
    New York Yankees: These two bullpen arms are crucial to the team’s success By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditEverybody knows that, for a few years now, the New York Yankees have prioritized a super-bullpen, one that is clearly above the rest. They like to shorten games for opposing teams, sending one strong reliever after another in order to shut them down. Quite frankly, that hasn’t been the case this shortened season. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the New York Yankees’ bullpen has been quite mediocre this season, with a 4.54 ERA. That number is just enough to rank the club in the ninth spot out of 15 American League teams, far from the super units the...
    New York Yankees Season Wrap Up: Ups and downs, but Yankees to meet the Indians in the playoffs By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees, just like the other 29 MLB teams, navigated their way through a peculiar coronavirus shortened baseball season. In doing so, the Yankees somehow managed to complete all sixty games of the imposed season, affected very little by the virus pandemic. Many thought the baseball season would not be completed, as the COVID-19 virus ravaged many Americans and several baseball teams. At the beginning of the season, it seemed that the New York Yankees would be the odds on favorite to win the East and go on to their 28th World...
    How the Yankees can beat the Cleveland Indians in the postseason By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees will face off against the Cleveland Indians in the Wild Card round of the 2020 postseason. Currently, on a cold streak, the Yankees are desperately trying to find their form before traveling to Cleveland to start the series away. However, the Indians are a solid team based on their pitching, not their hitting. Cleveland’s batters have an average of .228 and have hit 59 homers over 60 games, indicating a good matchup for the Yankees’ pitchers. However, their defense is stellar, and with a struggling Yankee offense, things could get tumultuous early on. The key...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City As the most cockamamie baseball season in recent memory has reached its finishing stages, the 33-27 New York Yankees have a best-of-three Wild Card date with the 35-25 Cleveland Indians starting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET in Ohio. This one-of-a-kind matchup features two teams who have not played one another at all during the truncated 2020 regular season and whose most recent October faceoff was in the 2017 ALDS when the Yankees came back from two games down to win in five. Though, that series is more of a faint memory at this point as both clubs retained only a handful...
    Will the New York Yankees try to win or protect feelings in the playoffs? By: Daniel Cunningham ShareTweetFlipRedditLast week, I published an article on the New York Yankees’ dilemma at the catchers position. Gary Sanchez has been God awful this year while Kyle Higashioka has thrived in his current role. The Yankees starters have also pitched better with Higashioka behind the plate. Yesterday, the Yankees wrapped up their 2020 regular season. They finished as the fifth seed in the AL and will be taking on the Cleveland Indians starting tomorrow night. A player who hasn’t seen much time over the last week was Kyle Higashioka. The Yankees had a lot to play for...
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankees get shut out in final game of the season By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees last night hoped to gain momentum by winning their last two games of the season, going into the playoffs.  Instead, the Yankees were shut out by the Miami Marlins 5-0.  Yankee pitcher Clarke Schmidt made his major league debut as a starter. He didn’t pitch badly, keeping the Yankees in the game, but he did give up three runs in just four innings, walking two and racking up four strikeouts. That was enough for him to take the loss, as the Yankee offense was again quiet. Last night’s game was just another instance of...
    New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu on the verge of making history By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Yankees‘ infielder DJ LeMahieu, despite missing a handful of games with a thumb injury during the 2020 season, has been the Bombers’ best and most consistent pure hitter whenever he’s been on the field. The Yankees’ hitting machine is currently leading not only the American League, but the entire MLB in batting average with a .359 mark. He is set to be the first player to win a batting title in both leagues, having already taken the crown back in 2016 when he played in the old circuit with the Colorado Rockies. Crazy things need to happen...
    J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia both have a chance to be the Yankees’ third starter in the playoffs. Which hurler will Aaron Boone choose? The Yankees know that Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka will anchor their starting rotation in the playoffs. The question of who will start Game Three is what looms over Aaron Boone and the organization at the moment. Both J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia believe they are the right guy to get the ball at that stage of the postseason. The team hopes that whoever gets the ball in Game 3 will be armed with a 2-0 lead on the back of strong performances by Cole and Tanaka. Reality dictates that any series is much more likely...
    Should the New York Yankees be concerned with Gerrit Cole in any sense? By: Olivier Dumont ShareTweetFlipRedditWhen the start of the 2020 season commenced in late July, the New York Yankees entered as the strong favorites to not only win their division but at the very least, make yet another World Series appearance.  At the time, this was understandably so; the Yankees reemerged over the last three years as the mighty franchise that they’re notoriously known for being, reaching 100 wins in back-to-back seasons and doing so with utter power and dominance.  Barring an incredible amount of hype as is, this newly stamped status was elevated to an even higher level when the Yankees decided...
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankees turn it around with big 11-4 win over the Marlins By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees proved yesterday that one at-bat could completely change the complexion of a baseball game. In the last five games, the Yankees failed to score a home run, and the Yankees often lose when not hitting home runs. After sleepwalking through the first four innings, in the fifth, Tyler Wade came to the plate and hit a two-run homer, and the Yankee team, all of a sudden, came alive. They scored another in the inning and seven more runs in the sixth for a 10-3 Yankee lead. Deivi Garcia, the Yankees starter, went 6.2...
    With the MLB playoffs beginning this week, Yankees manager Aaron Boone takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What do you expect, or hope, the mindset of your team to be when the playoffs begin? A: I think just really focused on the moment. My message always going into the playoffs is no matter what kind of run you go on, you’re gonna have ups and downs, you’re gonna have good plays, you’re gonna have a mistake here and there, and my message is always the next play is the most important. And you have to keep those blinders on and have that mindset, or else you can get caught up in the highs of...
    Any hope the Yankees had of financial flexibility has been dashed. Giancarlo Stanton won’t be opting out of his massive contract this offseason. The Yankees didn’t give up much talent to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. What the franchise did was agree to take on his massive, long-term contract. Some New York officials might have hoped that Stanton was going to free the franchise from that obligation this offseason. Unfortunately for Brian Cashman and his front office, Stanton isn’t going to bail the team out. Sources tell MLB.com that the veteran slugger has “no plans” to opt-out of his contract after the conclusion of the 2020 season. That means the Yankees are still on the hook for $128 million...
    New York Yankees Previews: Yankees face the Miami Marlins in matinee today By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees are coming off a loss to the Miami Marlins last night that was a game given to the Marlins via four Yankee errors.  The fourth Yankee error of the night in the bottom of the tenth inning allowed the Marlins to win the game. With two outs the Yankees failed to complete a run down to home plate when catcher Kyle Higashioka hit the batter on the base path allowing him to be safe at third.  The Marlins then had a sac fly driving him in for the Yankee loss. To be fair to “Higgy,” it...
    The initial loud voice to escape the Yankees’ dugout was heard when umpire John Tumpane called Aaron Judge out in the first inning on a full-count pitch that was clearly low. When Tumpane called Sandy Alcantara’s first pitch to the next batter, Aaron Hicks, a strike, there was no confusion who was doing the yelling because Aaron Boone was on his way to tell Tumpane to check his eyesight. “Bull….’’ bellowed Boone, who was easily heard throughout an empty Yankee Stadium. So, too, was the Yankees manager reminding Tumpane that Alcantara’s sinker was deluxe and didn’t require the umpire’s assistance. As per rules that forbid managers from questioning balls and strikes, Boone was excused for the rest of the evening....
    Which are MLB’s most popular jerseys? The New York Yankees have several names on the list By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Yankees‘ slugger Aaron Judge may not have had the most successful season health-wise. He almost missed the start of the season with a rib/lung issue that he battled for months, and he has missed two large chunks of the year while recovering from a grade 1 calf strain that he latter aggravated. However, the fact that he hasn’t been able to stay on the field didn’t prevent him from seeing his name in the list of most popular jerseys in the Major League Baseball universe. The New York Yankees, of course, are...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Yankees are playoff-bound but they haven’t even managed to win the AL East. Here are the five players most responsible for the team’s mediocrity. Before COVID-19 hit, the 2020 season was supposed to be World Series title or bust for the New York Yankees. Instead, Aaron Boone’s squad is going to limp into the postseason with a Wild Card berth. There’s plenty of blame to go around for the Yankees this year. This piece will identify the five players most responsible for the team’s ugly regular-season showing. Players who missed the entire season due to injury are not eligible. James Paxton also gets excluded since he may never throw...
    The New York Yankees haven’t exactly been ‘road warriors’, and that’s a problem By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees secured their ticket to the playoffs a few days ago. Now, after their 10-game winning streak, they have been scuffling and have lost four of their last five contests. The recent cold streak has all but ensured the Bombers will have to play the Wild Card series on the road, although the foe is still unknown and will depend on this weekend’s results. The New York Yankees have been an amazing team while playing at home this season, with a 21-7 record. Sadly, and thanks to the weird circumstances involving a 60-game season with expanded...
    The Yankees’ biggest flaw is rearing its ugly face as postseason closes in By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees are the epitome of a feast or famine team, going on wild hot streaks and then sputtering to a halt offensively. Good teams don’t allow 14 runs against them and score just two runs over two games. Good teams manage to fight and stick in games at any given time, but the Yankees simply aren’t that type of squad. They rely heavily on the home run, and when they aren’t launching balls into the bleachers, their offense is about as useful as a concession stand during COVID. So far this season, the Yankees are 11-18...
    New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres is the newest global ambassador of Special Olympics By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe Special Olympics global movement announced two new ambassadors, and they also happen to be the first MLB players to be considered as such. One is a member of the New York Yankees, shortstop Gleyber Torres, and the other one is fellow Venezuelan Willson Contreras, who plays for the Chicago Cubs. Both baseball stars are bilingual and thus in perfect position to build bridges of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities in the Americas. “Special Olympics is proud to have Gleyber Torres and Willson Contreras join our movement as Global Ambassadors,” said Special Olympics chief executive officer...
    New York Yankee’s Top 10’s: Who was the best Yankee hitter in the postseason? (Videos) By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThis article is a brand new installment of the New York Yankee’s Top Tens. In this top ten, we examine the Yankee players who have had the most hits in postseason play. It may surprise you, of the top 10, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig did not make the list, part of the reason is that when they played, there was only the World Series, not all the rounds of the present postseasons. In the illustrious history of the Yankees, they have had a multitude of great players, but those on this list had the most hits...
    Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka will start the first two games of the best-of-three postseason series that will be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Aaron Boone has J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia to consider starting for a deciding third game. So, where does that leave Jordan Montgomery for the first round? Boone said Wednesday that if the Yankees advance to the ALDS, Montgomery would be in the starting rotation. But the manager didn’t say whether Montgomery would or wouldn’t be in the Yankees’ bullpen for the first round. “That’s possible. Again, we will discuss that. Monty goes [Thursday] and we will discuss what we want to do on the weekend,” Boone said before the Yankees were routed by the...
    For 12 years now, I’ve tried to correctly, precisely predict the Yankees’ and Mets’ final records, launching my projections on Opening Day and updating them on Twitter following every game. These picks don’t seem to be getting any cheaper by the dozen — or easier, either, even with 102 fewer games in this year’s COVID-shortened season and therefore less variability on the final numbers. When the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays on Monday night, it ended their chances of finishing 38-22 and my chances of being right. The Mets, whom I tabbed to go 33-27, lost their 28th game on Friday night. Hence it’s time for my annual mea culpa, the dissection of why things didn’t go as I...
    Gerrit Cole and Masahiro Tanaka will start the first two games of the best-of-three postseason series that will be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Aaron Boone has J.A. Happ and Deivi Garcia to consider starting for a deciding third game. So, where does that leave Jordan Montgomery for the first round? Boone said Wednesday that if the Yankees advance to the ALDS, Montgomery would be in the starting rotation. But the manager didn’t say whether Montgomery would or wouldn’t be in the Yankees’ bullpen for the first round. “That’s possible. Again, we will discuss that. Monty goes [Thursday] and we will discuss what we want to do on the weekend,” Boone said before the Yankees were routed by the Blue...
    Are the Yankees making a mistake with DJ LeMahieu and his next contract? By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditWith the postseason right around the corner for the New York Yankees during the 2020 regular season, consistency has been hard to come by. Injuries have once again bitten the team, and struggles have been ever-present, but the Yankees have found a way to survive. With the Bombers staying quiet and behind the scenes during the August 31st trade deadline, bigger contracts are in their future. Of course, Aaron Judge will have to be paid over the next few years, but one other star player is in line to earn a significant deal. Lead-off hitter DJ LeMahieu,...
    New York Yankees Previews: Yankees face the Blue Jay’s ace tonight in Buffalo By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditIf the New York Yankees think they had a rough time with the Blue Jays last night, tonight will be a more significant challenge, as they will face the Blue Jays ace in the last game of the four-game series.  The Yankees lost the first game, won the second, but lost the third game of the series last night, preventing them from winning the series.  The most they can now hope for is a split. The Yankees played lousy ball in the 14-1 loss last night.  They committed as many errors as they got hits. The Blue Jays pitching...
    MARIAH Carey has revealed her affair with Derek Jeter was the "catalyst" for ending her first marriage from producer Tommy Mottola. The superstar, 50, struck up a fling with the Yankees legend towards the end of her relationship with Tommy, who she was wed to from 1993 to 1998. 6 Mariah Carey's affair with Derek Jeter helped end her first marriageCredit: PA:Press Association Mariah began her relationship with Tommy in 1991 when she was 21. Tommy, now 71, was head of Sony Music at the time. She said that while Derek wasn't the "love of her life", they did have a "beautiful relationship" which helped her realize she needed to end things with Tommy. The Hero hitmaker opened up about...
    No team in professional sports boasts the glorious history of the Yankees, winners of 27 World Series championships over the past century. Some might argue that having 21 retired numbers honoring 22 players and managers to don the pinstripes is excessive, but doesn’t it make sense that the organization with the most titles would have more uniform numbers out of circulation than any other? From Lou Gehrig, the first player in baseball history to earn that designation in 1940, to fellow captain Derek Jeter, the most recent star to be so honored in 2017, here are those who have helped shape the Bronx Bombers into the most successful franchise in the annals of North American sports: No. 1 – Billy...
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    New York Yankees Previews: Masahiro Tanaka takes on the Blue Jays tonight in Buffalo By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees are coming off a dramatic lopsided win over the Blue Jays last with Gerrit Cole on the mound, only allowing the Jays one run.  Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, and J.A. Happ have substantially lowered their ERA’s in their last three or four starts. Cole is now down to 2.84 and Tanaka to 3.27. The Yankees will hope to take their second win in a row off the Blue Jays and give them a chance to win the four-game series. After losing 15 of 20 games, the New York Yankees have won eleven of their...
    Do the New York Yankees have MVP candidates? By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe playoffs will start next week, and right now, the New York Yankees have the fifth-best record in the American League, in large part thanks to a 5-15 skid that nearly got them out of the postseason picture a couple of weeks ago. They have recovered and they have gotten healthier, setting themselves up for a deep run. A team with a 32-23 record is usually good enough to have an MVP candidate or two, especially in a short season like the one being played at the moment. But do the New York Yankees have a bonafide, MVP-caliber player in 2020? If...
    New York Yankees: Gleyber Torres is picking up the pace, just in time for the playoffs By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditFor the season, Gleyber Torres has a .262/.375/.402 line with a .346 wOBA and a 120 wRC+. Last season, he put up a .278/.337/.535 line with a .358 wOBA and 125 wRC+. Except for the slugging percentage, the New York Yankees‘ star shortstop is having a very similar season. However, a couple of weeks ago, that wasn’t the case. We may be experiencing some skill growth from Torres, who is still somehow 23. But the fact remains that the Yankees’ infielder is currently tearing the cover of the ball after a difficult start of the season....
    With the American League West title in hand, the A’s have ensured, at least, one of the top three seeds in this year’s best-of-three wild-card series. Along with home-field advantage for all three games. This was a goal listed way back in February when the team met under pretenses of a normal year. The objective was to push themselves over the wild card hump — to achieve more in the postseason realm and avoid the one-game trap. “That’s something we talked about at the beginning of the year,” manager Bob Melvin said. “Originally it was a full season and trying to stay out of the wild card game, which hasn’t really been kind to us.” Who they’ll...
    New York Yankees: Kyle Higashioka or Gary Sanchez in the postseason? By: Daniel Cunningham ShareTweetFlipRedditLast night, the New York Yankees duo of Gerrit Cole and Kyle Higashioka continued to do their thing. It’s been noticed that Cole has pitched significantly better when Higashioka is behind the plate as opposed to Gary Sanchez. So far this year, the Yankees ace had pitched eight games to Gary Sanchez with an ERA approaching four at 3.91. With Higashioka, Cole’s ERA is below one. Cole went 7 strong innings last night again only allowing one run from the Blue Jays in a victory. I started thinking and looking back over the year. It’s not just Gerrit Cole...
    New York Yankees Recaps: Yankees blow out the Blue Jays 12-1 with small ball By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York York Yankees last night punished the Blue Jays 12-1, and they did with small ball. The game had the most significant number of runs scored by the Yankees without the aid of a single home run this season. The closest the Yankees came to a home run was at the top of the eighth inning, Kyle Higashioka hit double off the top of the wall in left, then it was changed to a home run, but on review, it was changed back to double. After a bruising 11-5 loss on Monday night, the Yankees had...
    New York Yankees: ‘Pain-free’ Judge aims to regain his form before the playoffs By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe 2020 season has been a tough one for New York Yankees‘ right fielder Aaron Judge. Not because he hasn’t produced; he has. However, he hasn’t been able to stay in one piece and play in the majority of the team’s games so far in the shortened 2020 season. First, he was limited by a rib/lung injury for much of the spring and part of the summer. He was ready in time to start the season, but he suffered a couple of calf strains that robbed him too much playing time for his taste. After re-aggravating the...
    Yankees call up a familiar face; send Heller to the IL and King to the alternate training site By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees made a couple of transactions before the first pitch of Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. In an attempt to refresh the pitching corps, specifically the bullpen, the Bombers purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons. Lyons is a 32-year old reliever with plenty of big league experience. His best years came with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he pitched from 2013 to 2018 with success and was a mainstay in the bullpen. He found himself with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2019. With the Bucs,...
    Report: Mets’ Steve Cohen could try and lure Brian Cashman from the Yankees By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditCould the New York Yankees really lose GM Brian Cashman? Well, ESPN’s Senior MLB Reporter Buster Olney thins so but under specific circumstances. Olney stated that Mets’ new owner Steve Cohen could pursue Yankees’ GM Brian Cashman, but it would have to be for an elevated position, above general manager. The standard operating procedure in Major League Baseball is that teams will allow their employees to interview for jobs with other clubs if the change represents a promotion of some kind. In theory, Cohen (or any other owner) could pursue Cashman by dangling a club presidency or...
    New York Yankees Analysis: Brian Cashman on the postseason, and other playoff news By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees secured a place in the 2020 MLB playoffs on Sunday night at the Stadium in the Bronx. They didn’t do it on their own, they had the help of the Seattle Mariners, losing to the San Diego Padres. With that loss, the Yankees were guaranteed to be in the playoffs. As it stands now, they will face the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in the Wild Card round. Where it goes from there is anyone’s guess. In an already crazy season, the playoffs will be no different. 16 of the 30 MLB teams will make...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Now isn’t the time for the Yankees to take their foot off the gas pedal. After reeling off a 10-game winning streak that featured 85 runs and 29 home runs, the Yankees backed into a playoff spot on Sunday following a loss to the Boston Red Sox before dropping Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. With it, they entered Tuesday as the No. 5 seed of the American League with six games remaining. Should the Yankees not be able to catch the No. 4 Minnesota Twins over the final stretch, they’ll be playing the Wild Card round — a...
    New York Yankees Previews: Gerrit Cole hopes to right the ship for the Yankees tonight in Buffalo By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees have lost two games in a row against the Boston Red Sox and one last night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tonight, the Yankees will send out Gerrit Cole to face the Jays and right the ship, putting it on track to maintaining or improving the Yankee’s seeding in the playoffs, that they have already secured a postseason berth. The Yankees, in this unusual coronavirus season, have had many ups and downs.  Winning a bunch of games, then losing even more, before a ten games winning streak that secured their place...
    New York Yankees Recap: Blue Jays take down the Yankees for second loss in a row By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees, after securing a berth in the playoffs, sent Micheal King to the mound last night to face the Toronto Blue Jays, in the first game of a four-game series in Buffalo. King pitched a scoreless first inning, but the game quickly went off the rails when King gave up five earned runs in less than three innings. The usually dependable Jonathan Loaisiga came in to replace King, and things just got worse; he gave up three earned runs in only one inning. The Yankee’s attempt to hold back the Blue Jays was...
    By The Associated Press A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HEADED TO AWARDS Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.74 ERA) likely will make his final regular-season start when he faces the Chicago White Sox and Reynaldo López (1-2, 5.40 ERA). Bieber narrowly leads Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (1.77) for the major league ERA title. LAST LUNEUP Gerrit Cole (6-3, 3.00 ERA) makes his final regular-season start in his first season for the New York Yankees, taking the mound against Toronto’s Tanner Roark (2-2, 6.41 ERA) in Buffalo, New York. BEATING UP ON CHAMPS Aaron Nola (5-3, 2.92 ERA) starts for Philadelphia in a doubleheader opener against Washington, which goes with Austin Voth (0-5, 7.17 ERA). Nola is 2-0 with...
    A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: HEADED TO AWARDS Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (8-1, 1.74 ERA) likely will make his final regular-season start when he faces the Chicago White Sox and Reynaldo López (1-2, 5.40 ERA). Bieber narrowly leads Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (1.77) for the major league ERA title. LAST LUNEUP Gerrit Cole (6-3, 3.00 ERA) makes his final regular-season start in his first season for the New York Yankees, taking the mound against Toronto’s Tanner Roark (2-2, 6.41 ERA) in Buffalo, New York. BEATING UP ON CHAMPS Aaron Nola (5-3, 2.92 ERA) starts for Philadelphia in a doubleheader opener against Washington, which goes with Austin Voth (0-5, 7.17 ERA). Nola is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA against...
    New York Yankees Previews: Yankees start a four game series with the Jays in Buffalo By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees has clinched a berth in the playoffs, and tonight they will meet up with the Toronto Blue Jays to begin a four-game series, away in the Jays 2020 home, Buffalo. The Yankees were hoping to clinch their berth in the postseason last night in Boston.  The Yankees, riding a ten-game winning streak, entered last night’s game with high hope, but Deivi Garcia failed, and the Yankee’s bat were near silent.  Never the less, the Yankees clinched their 22nd postseason berth in 26 years when the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres....
    The New York Yankees played the J.A. Happ situation perfectly By: Daniel Cunningham ShareTweetFlipRedditOne of the most pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees this year has been J.A. Happ. The expectations were not high for Happ given how bad he was during the 2019 season. Last year the Yankees‘ weakness was starting pitching. Despite that being an obvious weakness, Happ didn’t start in the postseason because of how bad he was in 2019. 12-8 with a 4.91 ERA, a WHIP of 1.295, and giving up more than 30 home runs doesn’t earn you a spot in the postseason rotation. Going into the shortened 2020 season, the Yankees were going to do everything...
    New York Yankees News: The Bronx Bombers clinch a playoff berth for the 22nd time in 26 years By: William Parlee September 21, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees yesterday, clinched their playoff berth in the 2020 postseason. Entering yesterday’s Red Sox game, the Yankees were hoping to clinch on their own terms, but a loss to the Red Sox prevented that. Instead, a loss by the Seattle Mariners to the San Diego Padres. But a playoff berth is a berth, and the Yankees will take it. With the guarantee of playing in the postseason, the Yankees join the Chicago White Sox, the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Minnesota Twins who have...
    New York Yankees Recap: Bronx Bombers lose to the Red Sox, but clinch a playoff berth By: William Parlee September 21, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees went into last night’s finale with the Boston Red Sox with a ten-game winning streak that came to an end last night, when two rookie pitchers faced each other at Fenway Park.  The Yankees have had an up and down season this year.  They started with an 8-1 streak, then lost 15 of the next 20 games. Then they got hot again, and won ten straight.  Last night four Red Sox pitchers limited the Yankees to just three hits. The Red Sox Tanner Houck, in his second...
    New York Yankees Previews: Deivi Garcia takes the mount as Yankees go for 11th win in row By: William Parlee September 20, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThis afternoon at 1:07 pm, pitching sensation Deivi Garcia will retake the mound for the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, in Boston. The Yankees will be going after their 11th win in a row. New York has beaten Boston 12 straight times dating to last season, tying the Yankees’ longest winning streak in baseball’s most historic rivalry. Tonight the Bronx Bombers will try to create a new record number of consecutive wins against the Red Sox. Today, even just past the noon hour, the game will be played with...
    New York Yankees Recap: J.A. Happ shuts out the Red Sox for the Yankees 10th straight win By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees had a historic win last night at Boston’s Fenway Park when Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ pitched the Yankees best game of the year going into the eighth inning, shutting out the Boston Red Sox with 113 pitches.  It was the Yankees 31st win of the season and their tenth in a row.  It was also the Yankee 12th straight win over the Red Sox, including last year, the first time it was done since 1936.  It was also the tenth in a row for the first time since 2012. J. A....
    Louisville federal buildings close as city awaits state findings on Breonna Taylor Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Clint Frazier saves a bug on the basepaths, hits a homer New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier noticed a bug on the basepaths during Saturday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, and used his position card to move the bug into foul territory. © Provided by The Comeback In a postgame press conference, Frazier said the bug’s “wing was busted” and looked like it was “in pain,” so he moved it away from first base as a baserunner in the fourth inning. Clint "Bug Hero" Frazier. #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/gd2KYnYK1V — YES Network (@YESNetwork) September...
    New York Yankees: Gary Sanchez heating up at just the right time By: Nathan Solomon ShareTweetFlipRedditOne of the New York Yankees biggest storylines of the 2020 season was the struggles of Gary Sanchez. He looked absolutely lost most days and was even benched at times. But suddenly, Sanchez has finally hit his stride. Just a week and a half away from the postseason, the Yankees are starting to see the Gary Sanchez that they need. Sanchez has just 21 hits on the season, but seven of which came just this past week. He’s bat .292 with three home runs and nine runs batted in this week. On Friday, he hit a two-out, game-tying...
    New York Yankees: Find out what Brett Gardner has planned for the 2021 season. By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees have been blessed with many great players in their illustrious history. It is questionable as to whether Brett Gardner is one of them. But one thing is for sure, he has been the heart and soul of the Yankees and the leader in the Clubhouse for the past thirteen years. He is also the longest-tenured Yankee and the last player to have played during the Yankees last World Series win in 2009. He has also been a mentor teaching “baby bomber” how to play the game by example and how to be a Yankee....
    New York Yankee Analysis: What will the Yankees look like in the postseason? By: William Parlee ShareTweetFlipRedditNow that it is almost a surety that the New York Yankees will be taking part in the postseason, its time to look at how the Yankees will make their way through the postseason.  With only eight games left to play, in this coronavirus season, the Yankees are on their longest winning streak since last season. Tonight, in Boston, the Yankees will go after their 10th win in a row.  The Yankees have had an up and down season this year.  The pitching hasn’t always been great, and at times, the Yankees offense has been nowhere to be found....
    One factor that could be the Yankees’ downfall in the postseason By: Alexander Wilson September 19, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees have lit Major League Baseball ablaze after briefly touching the .500 mark in the win-loss column last week. Since then, they have won nice straight games, including a series sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays in which they tallied 46 runs over three games. The Yankees have enjoyed this type of success in the past, but their downfall has always been pitching. With that being said, general manager Brian Cashman went out and spent $324 million to bring in Gerrit Cole, arguably the best starter in the MLB. Despite his addition, the...
    The Yankees have extra incentive in their next seven games because they are all against AL East foes — the Red Sox and Blue Jays — and the results of those games could impact where they play the first round of the playoffs. The Yankees went into the weekend one game behind the Twins for the fourth seed in the AL. The teams are not locked into fourth and fifth seeds, but it is their likely outcome with a week-plus left in the regular season. Whichever team finishes fourth gets all the games in the best-of-three in their home park in a 4-5 matchup. The Twins are 21-5 this year at Target Field and the Yankees are 21-7 in...
    Are the New York Yankees peaking too early? By: Daniel Cunningham September 18, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s truly remarkable how quickly the tide has changed for the 2020 New York Yankees. Just ten days ago, the team hit the lowest point of their season. They lost a 2-1 game to the Toronto Blue Jays that marked their seventh loss in eight games. The team just looked defeated. The Yankees offense couldn’t get blowing, the bullpen was consistently blowing leads, and the starting pitching was all over the place. It was a dark time for Yankees fans, and some thought the team might not make the playoffs. All of a sudden, the Yankees got...
    Yankees: Clint Frazier’s post-game comment will hit you in the heart By: Alexander Wilson September 18, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees finished up a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday evening. By a score of 10-7, the Yankees had eight homers in their eighth consecutive victory. They are now preparing for a matchup against the Boston Red Sox, who have been awful during the abbreviated 2020 season. The Yankees should steamroll them with ease, especially as Aaron Judge prepares to return on a full-time basis. They also gained back Gleyber Torres to finish this sweep, providing essential momentum that could lead them into a top seed in the playoffs. ...
    New York Yankees Previews: The Yankee’s “Murderers’ Row” moves on to Fenway Park in Boston By: William Parlee September 18, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees have headed to Boston to sweep a series with the traditional Rival Boston Red Sox. They are going into this series at Fenway Park with immense confidence, after sweeping two series in a row from the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.  The Boston Red Sox are a mess this year, sitting at the bottom of AL East and tied for the third-worst baseball team in America. The danger the Yankees face is going into the series being over-confident.  Anything can happen in any series. The New...
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankees sweep the Blue Jays series in historic fashion scoring 43 runs By: William Parlee September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditLast night at New York Yankees Stadium, the Yankees made a statement, scoring six more home runs in each of the three games and had  a 10 run win over the Blue Jays. The win was a historic win and and sweep of the Blue Jays, scoring 43 runs in the three game series.  It was also the first time in MLB history that a team has scored six or more home runs in three consecutive games. The Yankees made a statement, now just trailing the Tampa Bay Rays by just...
    New York Yankees: Miguel Andujar’s agent hints at service time manipulation by the team By: Andres Chavez September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditService time manipulation is nothing new, although it is still criticized by many circles in the baseball industry. Teams often keep their players off the major league roster for a determinate period of time in hopes of securing an extra year of team control down the road. According to an agent, the New York Yankees are performing the practice with a young slugger. Miguel Andujar’s agent Ulises Cabrera hinted that the New York Yankees may be handling his client with this particular objective in mind, according to a report from The Athletic’s Lindsey...
    New York Yankees Analysis: The state of the Yankees, the good, the bad, and the ugly By: William Parlee September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees are in a pretty good place right now for several reasons. One is that their pitching has improved, and the hitting has come alive. Another is that the Yankees are almost whole, with key players returning from the IL. Unfortunately, in a shortened season, everything is magnified.  There was no time to play poorly. Unfortunately for the Yankees, they couldn’t avoid a slow patch. With pitching faltering and hitting non-existent, the Yankees slid.  A number of injuries eclipsing last year’s unprecedented number of injuries hit the team...
    New York Yankees Previews: Yankees try for the sweep of the Blue Jays tonight at the Stadium By: William Parlee September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditTonight the New York Yankees will go for their second sweep in a row, this time against the Toronto Blue Jays at the stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees have gone on a seven-game tear with their first win of the Blue Jays earlier in the month and hope to cap it off with a sweep of the Jays in this meeting.  In between, they swept the Baltimore Orioles in a four-game series. Tonight will start off with the recently improved Masahiro Tanaka on the mound for the...
    James Paxton’s career with the Yankees is likely over after latest move By: Alexander Wilson September 16, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhile the New York Yankees gained back Geo Urshela, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge this week, they did lose one significant starting pitcher. Left-handed pitcher James Paxton was placed on the 45-day injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone before Wednesday nights game. Before going down with a forearm flexor strain, Paxton was pitching 6.64 ERA baseball, which would land in the lackluster category. He had given up 15 earned runs over 20 innings pitched — an elevated number that was easily replaceable for the Yankees. Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made...
    New York Yankees Analysis: Has Manager Aaron Boone worn out his usefulness with the Yankees? By: William Parlee September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetAaron Boone, the New York Yankees manager, has taken the Yankees to the postseason during both of his years as manager.  In 2018 he won 100 games, and in 2019, he won 103 games, but in both years, has failed to get the team into the World Series. Also, in 2018, he had injuries, in 2019, he had record injuries of players, something that has carried over to this year as well.  At the end of this season, Boone’s contract with the Yankees will be over.  The question is, is it time...
    Yankees Opinion: The starting rotation will look a lot different in 2021 By: Alexander Wilson September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees have had their fair share of struggles with the starting pitching rotation, especially with injuries. The injury bug has been a prevalent factor for the Bombers the past few years, and 2020 didn’t start any better. Masahiro Tanaka was struck with a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton is currently on the injured list with a forearm flexor strain. That has forced the bullpen into more tumultuous positions and created an inconsistency among the group. However, the Yankees are headed toward a free agency...
    Derek Jeter has listed his waterfront mansion in Tampa — where Buccs QB Tom Brady currently lives — for $29 million. Realtor.com/Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/Chris Graythen/Getty Images Derek Jeter is selling his massive Tampa mansion. The 21,796 square-foot home is currently occupied by newly-minted Tampa Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and his family. Jeter has listed the eight-bedroom, 16-bathroom estate for $29 million, and you can check out the full listing on Realtor.com. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Have you ever wondered what it's like to live like a sports legend? Look no further than 58 Bahama Circle in Tampa, Florida, the address that not one, but two American athletic icons have called home. Twenty-year New York...
    It’s only been four starts, but Deivi Garcia has made quite an impression on his Yankees teammates. Gary Sanchez called him “fearless.” Gerrit Cole said of Garcia, “I really like what I see.” And it’s easy to tell why. The 21-year-old won again in Tuesday’s romp over the Blue Jays thanks to an eruption from the offense — and seven more strong innings from the rookie right-hander. In 24 ⅔ innings, Garcia has the lowest WHIP of any Yankee starter, 0.973. His 3.28 ERA is only a tick above that of Cole and Masahiro Tanaka. His strikeout/walk ratio is just behind Tanaka. By those accounts, it’s possible Garcia could start a Game 3 for the Yankees in the playoffs...
    New York Yankees Previews: Gerrit Cole goes for the Yankee’s seventh win in a row tonight By: William Parlee September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees will look for their seventh win in a row, and to get one game closer to the Tampa Bay Rays, tonight in the Bronx.  Last night the Yankees retook second place in the AL East with a 20-6 bashing of the Toronto Blue Jays with Deivi Garcia on the mound.  Garcia has  impressed with his second win in a row since his major league debut. Cole will pitch for his second win in a row, this time against the bats of the Toronto Blue Jays. Cole has...
    New York Yankees’ Luke Voit: “We’re back to being the Bronx Bombers” By: Andres Chavez September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees scored 20 runs on the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night to defeat them 20-6 and retake sole possession of the American League East’s second place. After a recent spell that saw the Yankees go 5-15 in a 20-game stretch, the starting pitching has settled in, the relief corps have gotten healthy and the offense has mostly raked, developments that have given the teams its identity back. They are back to being the “Bronx Bombers.” Luke Voit, who homered two times yesterday, is now leading the major leagues in...
    One Yankees players could be an MVP candidate by the end of the 2020 season By: Alexander Wilson September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees always have a few players that are in the running for MVP accolades at the end of the season. While they haven’t been able to cement one just yet, with the latest being Aaron Judge landing second place due to a cheating Jose Altuve in 2017, one player for them this year could inch a bit closer. Slugger Luke Voit has been stellar this season through 44 games. The Yankees have played a total of 48 games, meaning Voit has missed only four due to rest. He has...
    New York Yankees Recap: 6 home runs power the Yankees to a 20-6 win over the Jays By: William Parlee September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetLast night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees took back second place in the East from the Toronto Blue Jays. The not only did they win the game but did it insanely, hitting 6 homers in the game, two of them from Luke Voit, who leads Mike Trout, and Nelson Cruz for the most home runs in baseball (18). Not only did the Yankees retake second place, but they had their sixth win in a row, and are presently playing better ball than the East-leading Tampa Bay Rays, in...
    Should the New York Yankees attempt to trade Miguel Andujar? By: Daniel Cunningham September 16, 2020 ShareShareTweetI feel like this has been a topic of conversation in the circles of New York Yankees fans over the past couple of years. What will the bombers do with Miguel Andujar? After missing pretty much all of 2019, Andujar found himself without a spot with the Yankees. The 2018 ROY runner up lost the third base job to Gio Urshela who came out of no where to solidify himself as the starting third baseman. Urshela proving that last year wasn’t a fluke proves he will be the Yankees third baseman for the foreseeable future. ...
    The Yankees got some positive injury news on Tuesday with the return of slugger Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Stanton drove in the first runs of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, a 459-foot home run off Max Scherzer on Opening Day. Two days later, he hit a 483-foot homer off Erick Fedde of the Nationals, still the longest home run hit this season and, at 121.3 mph, the hardest-hit ball. But for the past five weeks, that kind of power has been missing from the New York Yankees lineup. That will change on Tuesday, as the Yankees are preparing to activate Stanton off the IL in time to play the opening game of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium against the...
    Yankees injury update: Gio Urshela positive news, Judge, Stanton on the cusp of return By: Alexander Wilson September 15, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees have willed themselves to a five-game winning streak, coming off a five-game losing streak last week. With Deivi Garcia on the mound for Tuesday’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays, they will be looking to extend their momentum and positive growth. Thanks to Luke Voit’s offensive talents and Gleyber Torres’ return, the Yankees have seen a spark within their offense. However, their starting pitching has been the primary catalyst, pushing them forward and lasting deep into games. Nonetheless, the Yankees are close to injecting more talent into their lineup....
    New York Yankees: Will Deivi Garcia’s September successes put him in the October mix? By: William Parlee September 15, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe recent successes of New York Yankees‘ pitching sensation Deivi Garcia have put him in the postseason conversation. Garcia, in his major league debut on August 30th, he pitched six solid innings, striking out 6 Mets, with no earned runs. Although he didn’t get the win, the Yankees did win the game. In his second outing, he hit a bump in the road and gave up four earned runs in the Yankee loss to the Orioles, but he still struck out 6. In his last outing, he was masterful in his first major...
    New York Yankees Previews: Yankees host the Blue Jays starting today for 3 game set By: William Parlee September 15, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees will host the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 7:05 pm, in a rematch of the Buffalo series last week, but this time at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are coming off a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx. In the previous week, the Yankees starting pitching has vastly improved, and the hitting has come alive.  In the last five games, the Yankees have scored 28 runs while holding opponents to just 5 runs. In the previous five games, the Yankees lost all of them, scoring only...
    New York Yankees: At last, the rotation is finding long-lost stability By: Andres Chavez September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetAfter Luis Severino got hurt in the spring, Masahiro Tanaka got struck by a line drive in the head and James Paxton went down with an arm injury, the New York Yankees’ rotation was left in shambles. Remember, Domingo German is also suspended and, for much of the season, J.A. Happ struggled with command and his results weren’t pretty. Some time has passed, the Yankees had to endure a terrible spell in which they lost 15 out of 20 games, but now, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel and it all...
    AP After a 5-15 stretch that had the Yankees nearly on the outside looking in for a playoff spot, they have won five straight games to turn their season around. A four-game sweep over the Orioles very much saved their season over the weekend. To look at how the Bronx Bombers did it, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Yankees great Jeff Nelson. The guys open the show with the funny part of the weekend, which was Aroldis Chapman seemingly pooping his pants. Poop has been a common theme of the podcast as Nellie has told multiple stories involving it, putting a new meaning to Nellie’s Nugget segments. Has that...
    AP After a 5-15 stretch that had the Yankees nearly on the outside looking in for a playoff spot, they have won five straight games to turn their season around. A four-game sweep over the Orioles very much saved their season over the weekend. To look at how the Bronx Bombers did it, we bring you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Yankees great Jeff Nelson. The guys open the show with the funny part of the weekend, which was Aroldis Chapman seemingly pooping his pants. Poop has been a common theme of the podcast as Nellie has told multiple stories involving it, putting a new meaning to Nellie’s Nugget segments. Has that...
    New York Yankees Legends: Hideki Matsui, the Yankees’ Godzilla By: William Parlee September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetHideki Matsui was a huge star for the New York Yankees and just as big a deal in Japan, even after he became a Yankee. The Japanese media followed him everywhere the Yankees traveled too. During the 2009 World Series, he hit .615 and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player. Hideki Matsui was born on June 12, 1974, in Nagari, Ishikawa Japan. As a young boy, Hideki would play baseball with his brother and his friends. Hideki was a right-hand hitter, but playing with the older kids, he had one problem, he would hit the ball...
    The New York Yankees Starting Rotation: 2021 and Beyond By: Daniel Cunningham September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetFor the last decade, there have always been questions surrounding the New York Yankees starting rotation. That has been the one flaw in the team that has hindered them from getting over the hump and capturing a 28th World Series championship. The Yankees made a big step in the right direction signing Gerrit Cole last offseason. Cole has been very good so far this year pitching to a 5-3 record with a 3.20 ERA and striking out 12.1 batters per nine innings. Masahiro Tanaka has been good, but the rest of the rotation has been hit or miss....
    New York Yankees Recap: Yankees make it five in a row with 3-1 win over the Orioles By: William Parlee September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Yankees won their fifth straight game yesterday and swept the Orioles series. J.A. Happ had another good outing, pitching a game that he allowed just one run, his fourth game out of five giving up two or fewer runs. It was a day that Gleyber Torres had a productive day off from the lineup. He came in, to pinch-hit and drove in two runs, winning the game for the Yankees. At the top of the second inning, J.A. Happ would give up a home run to Renado...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Just a week ago, many Yankees fans were prepared to abandon the proverbial ship that is the 2020 Major League Baseball season; that sentiment has reversed as the Bombers now are on a five-game win streak with Sunday’s 3-1 afternoon win over the Baltimore Orioles, one which sealed a four-game sweep over the Birds. Pinch-hitting Gleyber Torres proved to be the day’s hero by doubling in the winning runs late into what was a defensive, hard-earned win and a much-needed morale boost as the Yankees enter the final stretch of this regular season. JA Happ took the mound on Sunday, where...