At 65, retired teacher Richard Albero from New Jersey found himself asking the big questions: “What’s it all about? Why am I here? What have I done?”
Can they continue to weather the storm? It won’t be easy, and the challenge just got more daunting. But maybe there’s something special about this team. It certainly feels that way early on.
The career hits leader, who agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport 26 years ago, has been hired by Fox as a guest studio analyst.
Of course, this could all turn into one big mirage. A better test comes up Monday night, when the Bombers start a four-game set against the 10-2 Tigers.
Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira drove in two runs each, and the New YorkYankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.
The Japanese star missed most of the second half of last season with a partially torn elbow ligament and had faced questions this spring about his decreased velocity.
Jacob deGrom pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Mets got home runs from Travis d’Arnaud and Wilmer Flores to beat the slumping Miami Marlins 5-4 Saturday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.
Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night.
Montero, a starter by trade who came out of the bullpen this month, won’t be gone for long.
Gardner was hit by a pitch Monday and left the game midway through New York’s win over Baltimore.
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an MRI on Thursday that confirmed he has a bone bruise in his right wrist.
For a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, the Mets are off to a fast start.
The skipper isn’t happy about New York’s 3-6 record or place at the bottom of the AL East. But he’s not about to hit the panic button — especially not after nine games.