The Yankees are one good stretch — or one big splash — from running away with the division. But so far GM Brian Cashman has been unwilling to unload blue-chip talent in a trade.
It’s that time of the year again — when Brian Cashman goes out of his way to dispel just how aggressive the usually aggressive Yankees plan to be at the trade deadline.
Hamels has pitched well in 2015 despite his club’s poor play. The 2008 World Series MVP is 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 starts.
The Yankees scored three runs off Philadelphia reliever Mike Nesseth in the fourth, sending nine batters to the plate. Greg Bird, Ramon Flores and Didi Gregorius all drove in a run during the inning.
Hamels was pulled after six innings and seemed fine with the decision. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a hot afternoon at Turner Field.
As they continue to look up at the top spot in the AL East and at both wild cards, the Bombers are in desperate need of everything and have actively been trying to upgrade a roster decimated by injuries.
Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night.
What will they do at the trade deadline? That’s the question that will follow the Yankees and Mets around once the All-Star break ends.
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After allowing 28 runs in the first three games of the set, Mets pitchers combined to allow just one run in Sunday’s win. It was just the fifth time in club history that they held the Rockies to one run or less at Coors Field.
Gonzalez Germen came out of the bullpen to bail out fellow rookie Zack Wheeler and help the Mets hold off the Phillies 5-4.
Philadelphia took all three games at Citi Field. The sinking Mets have now lost four straight.
Brennan Boesch made his Yankees’ debut and went 0-or-3 Saturday as a New York split squad lost 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees as they return home from a 2-5 West Coast road trip with Ichiro Suzuki, but without Alex Rodriguez.
What the Yankees need is pitching help. There is an assumption that CC Sabathia will return at full strength after his stint on the disabled list with a strained groin. That seems reasonable, but there are no guarantees.