Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.
Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.
The huge hits are even more than the Yankees hoped for when they got the good-natured Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in late July.
Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Chris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees, 8-4, on Thursday.
Soriano’s mighty stick and megawatt smile have lifted the gloomy mood in the Bronx.
Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the Yankees to an 11-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
His fellow Yankees welcomed him back into the locker room and dugout, but also gave their opinions on PED usage in MLB and the associated punishments.
A big bat is returning to New York’s lineup on Friday. And no, we’re not talking about Alex Rodriguez.
Do something for the fans, the ones who faithfully come out and sit in those expensive seats, whether behind the plate or in the bleachers, to watch this injury-depleted, controversy-entangled team. Do something to show them they count.
There’s always been this intangible quality about Jeter. You can’t quite put your finger on it. It’s hard to quantify what gives Jeter the supernatural ability not to feel pressure and rise whenever the Yankees desperately need a spark.
Jeter returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup — again — with customary flair, making an immediate impact on a team desperate for power.