New York Yankees are in the Mile High City for a three game against the Colorado Rockies; a place they haven’t visited since 2007.
Coors Field (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng)
The Yankees left
New York after losing a tough series to Oakland, and now head into an unfamiliar ballpark already puts the team at a disadvantage.
Here are three potential issues that could arise for the Bronx Bombers in Denver.
Mother Nature .
Weather Underground tonight’s forecast is low 60′s with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
And things look to be even moister on Wednesday (60%) and Thursday (40%) nights, which means all three games are in jeopardy of being able to get played.
Adjusting to the mile-high altitude of
Coors Field is something that could hinder the Yankees. As according to WebMD, more than 20% of people visiting the western mountains get altitude sickness. Continue reading ‘Yankees: 3 issues to watch for in Denver’ »
Yesterday was one of the most beautiful afternoons in
Andy Pettitte on the bump at Yankee Stadium. 05-05-2013
Even though the weather perfect, unfortunately things at
Yankee Stadium were not.
Bronx Bombers not only lost the rubber match to the Oakland Athletics 5-4, the team also saw another player leave the game with another potential injury both in the same inning.
A FIFTH INNING TO FORGET:
Andy Pettitte started on the hill, but the southpaw’s command was off from the get-go. And for the second start in a row, Pettitte couldn’t find a way to settle down all afternoon. He gave up two homers and was tagged for three earned runs before being pulled in the fifth.
Pettitte, grinded it out as long as he could, and did get out of two bases loaded situations. But after when is pitch count hit 100, skipper
Joe Girardi knew he could not leave the 41-year old in any longer.
Prior to Pettitte’s exit was the mysterious disappearance of
Eduardo Nunez, who has taken over at everyday shortstop for the injured Derek Jeter.
Jason Nix had moved over to shortstop and the newly acquired Yankee, Chris Nelson who was on the bench was now at third base.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: A beautiful day in the Bronx but not for the Bombers’ »
It was about 18 months ago that the Yankees traded top prospect
Jesus Montero for Mariners pitching phenom . Michael Pineda
Michael Pineda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pineda arrived to Spring Training with a bum shoulder that required surgery, which has barred him from throwing his first pitch in the
Well that is all about to change, as
GM Brian Cashman told ESPN New York that Pineda pitched this past week and clocked 95 mph on the radar gun.
Cashman said that Pineda is on track to make his Yankees debut sometime in June.
This is all good news for the Yankees, as I have drooled over Pineda since I first saw him pitch back in 2011.
My impression of Pineda is that of a 24-year old with top of the rotation potential, but how the Yankees handle him is a different story for a future article.
The bottom line here is I wanted Pineda long before the Yankees went and got him.
It was two years ago, yesterday that I first wrote about why Yankees fans should…
Keep This Seattle Pitching Prince On Your Radar. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Seattle’s ex-pitching prince Pineda’ »
How is Bleacher Creature favorite Nick Swisher fitting in with the Tribe fans?
Nick Swisher – Roll Call.
Is Russell Martin flourishing in Pittsburgh?
Did Raul Ibanez bring his clutch bat from the Bronx to Seattle?
And is Eric Chavez’s body holding up in Arizona?
During this past off-season, the
Yankees lost four key players from the 2012 squad.
Since the Yankees are off today before they play host to the scrappy
Oakland Athletics this weekend, I thought it was a good time to check-in on how each is doing so far this season. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Remember Martin, Chavez, Swisher and Ibanez?’ »
MAYDAY…survivors or MAY DAY winners?
The oldest; the average age is 31.9 years.
DL (disabled list) that reads like an All-Star roster – Jeter, A-Rod, Grandy, Tex, Youks, Cervelli, Nova, and Pineda.
Exceeding. This team was projected to fall down, not rise up.
So far the
New York Yankees are not the big disappointments everyone, myself included, anticipated.
After taking the rubber game from the Astros last night, the Yankees are officially 17-10 on the season but there are other positives to note thus far too.
- Tied with Braves for most homers in baseball with 38.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Champions are winners not survivors’ »
English: Kevin Youkilis pointing skyward. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I knew; the New York Yankees knew; and maybe you did too so why were so many fans shocked by this news?
It was not as if the information wasn’t official or documented in handwritten pencil.
Anyone with access to a computer, along with a slight inquisitiveness could easily obtain the necessary proof that this would happen more than just once.
That any team signing
Kevin Youkilis should expect multiple stints on the DL (disabled list) over the course of a season.
Youkilis has not suffered from one recurring injury, but many ones, as he has not stayed healthy for an entire season since 2004.
Wait it gets worse, since 2006 Youkilis has been sidelined each
regular season at least five different times.
His injuries range from ankle, knee, back, hip, thumb, shoulder, groin, abdomen, knee, thigh, hand, neck, foot and there are more.
Continue reading ‘Yankees: Kevin Youkilis exposed’ »
I was told once that writing down your fears, and putting a name to them, would somehow make them go away or lose power.
English: Chien-Ming Wang while pitching for the Syracuse Chiefs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So here it goes….
Rarely do I like to criticize a fellow baseball blogger for their opinion, but unfortunately sometimes exceptions have to be made and today I am making one.
During my daily scouring of the Internet for anything baseball and
New York Yankees related, I came across an article on the site Rant Sports that must be addressed.
Unless you live under a rock and don’t read
the NY Daily News, starter Ivan Nova was placed on the 15-day DL over the weekend. He left Saturday’s game in the third inning to get an MRI that later revealed inflammation in his right triceps.
The Yankees called up Vidal Nuno from Triple-A to take over in the bullpen so
David Phelps can make Nova’s next schedule start.
The writer of the article in question described bringing up Nuno was
counterproductive on the Yankees part for not weighing all their options.
The option in question goes by the name of
Chien-Ming Wang. A thought that made me gag and wonder how the heck any Yankees fan could be so naïve. Continue reading ‘Yankees: No Wang you’ »