Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he rooted for growing up and leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees.
CC Sabathia pitched his first complete game in over 21 months. The Yankees, however, fell short with the bats.
They might be the butt of jokes, but pitchers can succeed despite their extra large cabooses and midsections.
Sure, it’s only been three games, but there’s no denying the fact that the Yankees look very much like their mediocre-at-best selves from last season.
Coming off right knee surgery in July and making his first start since last May, the big lefty threw his fastball 88-90 mph but had good downward tilt on his slider.
Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since serving a yearlong drug suspension, but the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-3.
Even though CC Sabathia appears to be healthy he has very few convinced he will be his old self this season.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
“I’m just saying for every starter they have, we have the same guy who has done it before, been in World Series and won World Series games. That’s why I don’t think it’s a battle.”
The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.
Stephen Strasburg gave up one run in 5 1-3 innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees 8-2 Friday in the final spring training game in Florida for both teams.
This amazing feature was rolled out on April 1 — and we hope it sticks around past April Fools’ Day.
The decision to go with the 26-year-old international sensation means CC Sabathia’s streak of opening day starts with the Yankees will end at six.
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
And this is cool: a side-by-side comparison of the original 1993 scene and the Yankees’ homage is already up on YouTube.