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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’ »

Yankees: Beating Bedard should be enough to win

Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After enduring a torturous Friday night loss, the Yankees dusted themselves off and paid back the Rays yesterday to tie up the series at a game apiece.

Even with the unpredictable CC Sabathia on the bump, one would think the Yankees bats could crush the ball against Rays’ Erik Bedard enough to win no matter what.

Until I remembered that the Yankees faced Bedard at the Trop back on April 18th, and scored four earned runs off him in the second inning. Mind-you, the Yankees lost the game 11-5, thanks to their bullpen being ineffective and the Rays relievers doing the opposite.

Ideally the Yankees batters need to come at Bedard swinging early, and score enough runs if Sabathia is done after the five innings, which is a crap-shoot at this point.

It was clear yesterday that Ray’s skipper aficionado Joe Maddon purposely rested his bullpen knowing not to expect Bedard to give him length. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Beating Bedard should be enough to win’ »

Yankees: Not much to say after heartbreaking loss

The New York Yankees lost a 14-inning heartbreak-er early this morning to none other than the Tampa Bay Rays, 10-5.

Derek Jeter went 0-7 for the first time in his career, and the Yankees were 1-13 with runners in scoring position (RISP) so my guess is the mood in the clubhouse was probably pretty somber.

This game marked the third loss in a row for the Yankees. It also took them officially out of first place, and moved the Orioles atop of the AL East.

If the Yankees want to end this losing streak the offense has to score runs.

And no time, like the present as the bullpen is officially decimated and it would be nice to secure a win for Masahiro Tanaka, who is going to have to go the distance today.

The Yankees have two early afternoon affairs left against Tampa Bay before heading out on a quick West coast trip to face the Angels and Brewers. Continue reading ‘Yankees: Not much to say after heartbreaking loss’ »