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Yankees: Who is frustrated? Everybody.

English: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Oriole...

English: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles – May 27, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To say that I am frustrated with the New York Yankees would be an understatement.

A week ago today was the beginning of the best four games of baseball the 2014 Yankees have played this season.

It included a three game sweep of the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays, and the icing on the cake was the Friday night walk-off-win to begin their weekend series vs. the Baltimore Orioles.

Many Yankees fans agreed that Friday’s three run, walk-off homer hit by Carlos Belrtan with two outs in the ninth was this team’s watershed moment.

It was supposed to be remembered as the week when the Yankees finally hit on all cylinders, not a spoof on a seemingly perfect set-up for a team to go on a run. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Who is frustrated? Everybody.’ »

Yankees: Brooms, Bronx and Blue Jays

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New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

The New York Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays right out of the Bronx.

It was the best outcome that honestly, I didn’t think the Yankees had in them but they proved me wrong.

Beating the AL East leading Blue Jays in three games cut the Yankees deficit to just a game and a half back to catching Toronto. And getting three wins at Yankee Stadium finally has the Bronx Bombers to playing .500 at home (16-16).

This series was the first time all season that I have seen the Yankees gel as a whole.

Without question the pitching was the MVP, as Tanaka, Christy, Phelps, Betances, Robertson and Warren all were darn close to perfect.

And the Yankees bats miraculously scored 16 runs, considering they left 26 guys on base and were 8 for 30 with RISP. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Brooms, Bronx and Blue Jays’ »

Yankees: WIN a dream experience with Derek Jeter

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You could spend the day with the Captain of the New York Yankees.

WIN A PRIVATE PRE-GAME LUNCH WITH DEREK JETER ON JUMBOW.COM

Support the Turn 2 Foundation Signature Program, Jeter’s Leaders by Donating $10 for a Chance to Win a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience with The Captain.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 9, 2014 – Jumbow.com, an online platform that uses crowd funding to benefit charities, and the Turn 2 Foundation today launched a campaign that will give a lucky fan a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Derek Jeter. Donors can pay as little as $10 for a chance to win an unbelievable package that includes a private lunch with the “Captain” and VIP game tickets with proceeds supporting Turn 2′s signature program, Jeter’s Leaders.

This campaign will raise money for Jeter’s Leaders, helping to offset the costs of initiatives and events organized by the program’s participants throughout the year.

“I’m really excited the Turn 2 Foundation and Jumbow have partnered to create a campaign that will support the Jeter’s Leaders program,” said Derek Jeter, who created the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996. “To be able to say thank you to the fans who have stood behind me throughout my career while knowing this will also help further the mission of Turn 2 is a real win-win.” Continue reading ‘Yankees: WIN a dream experience with Derek Jeter’ »

Yankees Masahiro Tanaka vs. Blue Jays Marcus Stroman tonight

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Eagles – Back (Photo credit: ElCapitanBSC)

Tonight, the New York Yankees (35-33) begin a 15-game, AL East home stand, and their first opponent happens to be the division leading Toronto Blue Jays (41-30).

The Blue Jays will be sending rookie Marcus Stroman to the hill to face Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka. Here is all you need to know about the two righties.

MASAHIRO TANAKA:

And what other pitcher could the Yankees want on the mound to start this pivotal series then their 25-year old, Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka.

Looking at Tanaka’s stats might make you drool, as the righty has been way better than advertised thus far in his first season pitching in the Bigs.

(All stats courtesy of baseball-refernce.com and MLB.com) Continue reading ‘Yankees Masahiro Tanaka vs. Blue Jays Marcus Stroman tonight’ »

Yankees: You guys are driving me crazy

Jeter connects for a hit against the Tampa Bay...

Jeter connects for a hit against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s be honest, this season scoring five runs or more for the New York Yankees (35-33) is an infrequent occurrence.

This makes the days when the Bronx Bombers bats actually manage to go from cold to warm necessary to win.

That is why yesterday’s 10-5 loss of the rubber game to the Oakland Athletics (42-27) extra painful, as starter Vidal Nuno put the team in an eight run hole before the fourth inning even started.

Call me a baby, a brat, a sore loser or just a typical Yankees fan, but this team cannot get a darn break.

After splitting the first two games against the A’s, the Yankees could have really benefitted from winning a series vs. a top team like the Oakland.

But the odds were stacked against the Yankees from the get-go because of how good Oakland have been consistently playing, the Yankees anemic offense and that Nuno was on the schedule to start. Continue reading ‘Yankees: You guys are driving me crazy’ »

Yankees: My not nice series prediction vs. Oakland

The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athl...

The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics baseball and Oakland Raiders football teams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The truth, we are told, sometimes hurts and this weekend, Yankees Universe will have to face some.

As the New York Yankees brooms might have worked in Seattle this week vs. The Mariners, but the real test will be this weekend as they face the tough, AL leading Oakland Athletics (40-26) for a three game set.

The A’s took two of three games from the Yankees in the Bronx less than 10 days ago, and the one loss came with Tanaka on the hill.

My prediction is the Yankees will get swept by the Athletics, and here is why.

Yankees Pitching:

Unfortunately, Tanaka, and Chase Whitley will be watching, and not starting during this series at O.co Coliseum. The two don’t walk batters at all, and the A’s are walking machines leading the AL with 280 on the season.

Instead, the Yankees will have to win behind the shaky arms of David Phelps, Hiroki Kuroda and Vidal Nuno, which only makes the task that much harder. Continue reading ‘Yankees: My not nice series prediction vs. Oakland’ »