Darth Vader is dying. The Evil Empire is collapsing on itself, on its sins and hubris and the assumption that the logo alone was enough. The Yankees don’t scare anyone anymore. They’re just scary.
“It’s not like you forget how to pitch in a week,” manager Joe Girardi said after Sunday’s 5-4 walk-off win against the Detroit Tigers. “He just had a bad week.”
While the end of the beginning of the Alex Rodriguez mess arrived Monday, the beginning of the end unfolded in Chicago for another great player.
Alex Rodriguez blooped a single in his first at-bat of the season hours after being hit with a long suspension, but that was it for the embattled slugger as the Chicago White Sox ripped the Yankees 8-1 on Monday.
Mark Ellis delivered the winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday night.
Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte has never finished a season with a losing record in his 17-year playing career.
Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Two all-time Yankees say they’ll back up Alex Rodriguez if he’s suspended in the wake of MLB’s investigation into Biogenesis and performance-enhancing drugs.
Once Derek Jeter retires — his suddenly balky body is hastening the process — and assuming Mariano Rivera makes good on his curtain call, Harvey will have Broadway to himself.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Gomes homered, and Felix Doubront outpitched Andy Pettitte on Friday night to lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the depleted Yankees.
After four days off for the All-Star break, the Yankees kick off an important three-game series against the Red Sox on Friday night in Boston.
The Yankees’ captain singled on his first pitch of the season, scored a run and went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in his return from a nine-month layoff to help New York beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-4, Thursday for a four-game series split.
With a depleted offense, the Yankees are looking to shop starting pitcher Phil Hughes in order to bring some bats into the lineup, according to a report.
Andy Pettitte stopped the Orioles once again, Eduardo Nunez returned with a go-ahead hit.
“When you think about some of the names he’s passed in his career it’s really, truly amazing,” manager Joe Girardi said Monday.