As soon as Coco Crisp sent the second pitch of the game from CC Sabathia over the left-field wall it was clear the Yankees’ ace didn’t have his best stuff.
CC Sabathia took a perfect game into the fifth inning, then hung on to make early homers by Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner hold up for the Bombers in a 6-4 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Throwing up to 94 mph after two months of decreased velocity, CC Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the eighth inning, leading the Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Friday night.
Welcome back, Tex and Youk, but pay close attention to Sabathia. His season will give a much better indication of where the Yankees are heading.
Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.
CC Sabathia surrendered seven runs in seven innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays on Sunday.
Indeed, Girardi seems the easy choice for Manager of the Year again, at least at the quarter-pole.
Some thoughts as the Yankees hit Memorial Day weekend, the first big summer marker of the baseball season…
Vernon Wells doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers in a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday night, extending Baltimore’s losing streak to six games.
Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied after Felix Hernandez left following a couple of odd twists, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Tuesday night.
CC Sabathia and five relievers held Colorado to four hits, Robinson Cano added a solo homer and the New York Yankees beat the Rockies 3-1 on Thursday in a game that was delayed more than two hours by rain
A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning Friday night and Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia’s first pitch, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
As the Yankees fell victim to one injury after another earlier this year, fans were screaming “Mayday, mayday!” Well now it’s May Day — May 1, that is — and the Yankees have survived pretty well so far.
Travis Hafner had a monster day at the plate as the Yankees edged the Blue Jays, 5-4.