The slice of the Big Apple that bleeds blue and orange is smiling, along with the world west of the Hudson.
There was a redemption theme throughout the night, as Derek Jeter atoned for two brutal strikeouts in Game 3 by whacking a double last night to give his team a 2-0 lead – one the beleaguered A.J. Burnett and three relievers wouldn’t surrender.
The Yankees will go with three starters for their American League Division Series matchup against Detroit. As for the Tigers? They put five starting pitchers on the roster.
Managing the Yankees is a thankless job because most of you reasonably assert that if you toss $200 million against the wall, something must stick. And no one will feel sorry for a squad that can flex its checkbook and buy the best players.
Russell Martin has had a unique two days. The Yankees catcher homered and also hit into a triple play in New York’s 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The end of the regular season means it’s time for the postseason, but it also means the end of baseball every single day and it means we are drawing closer to another season of Neil’s epic email discussions with Sweeny Murti being in the books.
Trying for a fourth consecutive victory overall, the Rays have a chance to take over sole possession of the AL wild card lead with a third straight win over the postseason-bound Yankees on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
If it’s possible, if you can see over the pyramid of cash and the titanic $200 million payroll, the Yankees were overlooked this year, the presumed bridesmaids in the AL East.
Matt Moore struck out 11 in five innings of his first major league start and the Tampa Bay Rays unloaded on the watered-down Yankees for a 15-8 victory Thursday, a night after New York clinched the AL East title.
I’m hardly a stat geek, but it doesn’t take Bill James to know that the odds are against the Yankees to win the World Series. Unless Boston misses the playoffs.
Brian Cashman deserves high praise for a number of intelligent, under-the-radar off-season signings that have each played a part in the Yankees’ success in the regular season and possibly could make the difference in the playoffs.
By the end of Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Joe Girardi will be able to say he had one last good, hard look at all his starters.
Bartolo Colon matched the Orioles’ Zach Britton but the Yankees’ offense failed to back Colon’s superb effort as they lost 2-0 in the first game of today’s doubleheader.
Assuming you have power in the wake of Irene to read this, Yankees beat reporter Sweeny Murti has a few random thoughts on A.J. Burnett, Derek Jeter and more.
Brandon Allen hit two tape-measure homers, Eric Sogard connected for one that barely cleared the wall and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Tuesday night.