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Subway Series: Yankees vs Wheeler

With the New York Yankees injuries continuing to pile up, wins are getting harder to come by and the team is starting to slide fast.

After losing their third game in a row to the Mets last night, the Yankees are now tied third in the AL East with the Red Sox at 19-18.

Tonight, the Yankees are hoping pitcher Vidal Nuno can repeat his last start vs. the Angels, allowing just one run and four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

But the real concern for the Yankees is not as much the pitching, but can the offense score enough runs to win?

The Yankees have never faced Mets righty Zack Wheeler, which is not ideal for a team that has a history of getting blanked when facing a pitcher for the first time.

(Stats courtesy of MLB.com)

Zach Wheeler - 2014 Pitching Stats
W
L
ERA
G
GS
IP
H
R
ER
HR
BB
IBB
SO
AVG
WHIP
133.897739.13920172181390.2651.450

Patience is key with Wheeler, as hitters have had more luck drawing a walk then going deep on him. Continue reading ‘Subway Series: Yankees vs Wheeler’ »

Yankees: Stinky start to Subway Series

Subway Series 2008

Subway Series 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no sugar-coating this one, as the New York Mets flat-out beat the New York Yankees, 9-7 in the first game of the 19th annual Subway Series.

No doubt, this was a bad loss for the Yankees.

Even with the confines of Yankees Stadium being a hitters dream, letting the offensively anemic Mets score nine runs is pitiful.

It makes you wonder if the Yankees could actually be this bad?

It is not fair to chalk up this loss to a bad night even though the Yankees are more nicked up then anybody had realized.

-       CC Sabathia is off to see Dr. James Andrews about his knee. 15-day DL.

-       Sean Kelly hurt back vs. Brewers. DTD

-       Mark Teixeira’s legs are heavy from road trip, but he will play in second game tomorrow. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Stinky start to Subway Series’ »

Yankees: CC Sabathia injury update

The New York Yankees placed pitcher CC Sabathia on the 15-day DL after an MRI confirmed that he has fluid build-up on his right knee.

Sabathia joins comrades Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Nova is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery; and Pineda went on the DL after straining a muscle in his back throwing a simulated game during his suspension for pine tar.

Pineda was expected to be back in a month, but skipper Joe Girardi confirmed, after losing the rubber match, 6-5 to the Brewers that the 2011 All-Star recovery will recovery will be longer.

The Yankees starting rotation has been decimated in the first six weeks of the season, as they have now used eight different starting pitchers.

But in all honesty, losing Sabathia might not be such a bad thing.

The former ace has been on the decline since 2013, and this season he has been the Yankees most unreliable starter. Continue reading ‘Yankees: CC Sabathia injury update’ »

Yankees: Up next the Brew Crew

Ryan Braun

Ryan Braun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After winning the last two games against the Angels to take the series, the Yankees now stand at 18-15 on the season, as they head to Milwaukee to face the 22-13 Brewers over the weekend.

The Brewers have the best record in baseball, but are currently slumping, losing five of their last seven games without slugger Ryan Braun who is on the DL.

Here is the schedule for the three game set:

Friday, May 9 – 8:10 PM

Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yovani Gallardo

Saturday, May 10  – 7:10 PM 

CC Sabathia vs. Kyle Lohse

Sunday, May 11 – 2:10 PM

TBA vs. Matt Garza

This is the first time that the Yankees are playing the Brewers in Miller Park since 2005, so you can bet it will be a full house. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Up next the Brew Crew’ »

Yankees: Taking losing to a whole new level so not cool

Keep Calm and Yankee On

Trying to remain calm and have faith in the Yankees.

I don’t know about you, but spending any more time discussing another New York Yankees painful loss is really not my idea of fun.

This latest 1-4 defeat that ended early this morning is not resonating well with me; or any Yankees fan for that matter.

The Yankees and Angels were tied at one heading into the bottom of the 8th inning, and that is when things got ugly and went south fast.

The Halos tacked on three more runs, but not off an Albert Pujols bomb or a Mike Trout inside the park home-run.

No these runs came courtesy of the Yankees pitchers walking six Angels on a row, hence handing their opponents three runs.

This is what my dad refers as the worst way to lose, by beating yourself.

How did Yankees Universe react to this embarrassing disaster?

No guessing game needed here, as all Yankees fans were livid not just the perpetual faultfinders. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Taking losing to a whole new level so not cool’ »

Yankees: Sabathia needs to eat and Jeter needs to move

Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia,  Derek Jeter

Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter (Photo credit: Keith Allison)

After yesterday’s 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, I am running out of excuses to prove looking the other way any longer.

As Derek Jeter and CC Sabathia continue to endorse themselves as the New York Yankees two weakest links, maybe they could use some better baseball training equipment, who knows.

And regrettably, the clock for letting these two treasured veterans work out the kinks themselves is ticking, and action needs to be taken sooner than later.

Once a player’s individual performance has a noticeably detrimental impact on a team losing games, the logical next step is a change. And unhappily, Sabathia and Jeter are currently hurting the Yankees on the field.

But wait, even amount all the booing no one should be throwing in the towel on either All-Star quite yet. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Sabathia needs to eat and Jeter needs to move’ »