David Phelps boosted his bid to be the New York Yankees’ fifth starter, pitching five scoreless innings Sunday during a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings.
The Yankees have a crowded competition for the fifth spot in their starting rotation. The Mariners are breaking out the duct tape. So are the stars aligned for a deal?
Many have predicted — hoped, maybe — that Derek Jeter will go out this year with an ending more fitting than lying on the ground with a broken ankle. Yankees starter David Phelps is definitely one of them.
The Yankees are still waiting to see if they made the right decision on a trade they pulled off back in 2011. Needless to say, it’s been that long of a road back from injury for Michael Pineda.
“You can tell he’s determined to go out there and do well,” Phelps said. “If you had to place a bet on it, you know he’s going to go out there and have a good year. I’m really looking forward to seeing him play again.”
The Yankees also transferred first baseman Mark Teixeira to the 60-day disabled list. He’s out for the season with an injured right wrist.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Cano looks for a seventh consecutive multihit effort to cap this trip and the Yankees complete a four-game sweep and hand the Twins a fifth straight defeat.
Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.
David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
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.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Slumping infielders Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada sparked a five-run first inning that kept the New York Mets sailing along in this surprising Subway Series with a 9-4 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night.
Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night.
Justin Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his second shutout this season, leading the Cleveland Indians over the New York Yankees, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.