“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
Ivan Nova has been dropped from the Yankees’ rotation after a pair of poor outings, and David Phelps will replace him as Tuesday night’s starter against the Red Sox.
Mark Teixeira returns to the Yankees’ lineup tonight and will play first base.
Ichiro Suzuki had a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, his seventh hit of the day, to help the New York Yankees complete a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 2-1 win Wednesday night.
It was easily determined whether Andy Pettitte or rookie David Phelps would pitch the first game or the nightcap. “Andy, you kind of give (Andy) his choice,” said manager Joe Girardi.
Tuesday night’s Yankees game against the Blue Jays has been postponed due to inclement weather that’s expected to pass through the area. The Mets-Phillies game scheduled for Tuesday night at Citi Field has also been postponed.
It’s a fight for survival at the top of the AL East , where some weird stuff could happen if the standings remain static.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs, Robinson Cano also homered and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night to remain tied for first place in the AL East.
Rafael Soriano has been so reliable for the New York Yankees that they’ve hardly missed a beat without Mariano Rivera. Until now.
The Yankees made the move on Thursday after an MRI revealed the problem. The team said that treatment will consist of medicine and rest, and that the right-hander will not play catch for five days.
Lester shut down the Yankees’ offense for seven innings, the Yanks nemesis Pedro Ciriaco was 4 for 4 as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1.
Nick Swisher hit a grand slam off Ryan Dempster and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
CC Sabathia is heading to the disabled list as he’s suffering from elbow stiffness.
Kyle Fansworth lost control in 8th, set up a silver platter for Robinson Cano who delivered the game-winning, go-ahead RBIs. Yankees won 4-3 on Sunday.
It’s a good thing the Yankees hold a five-game lead over Baltimore. New York might need every bit of the head start after losing their top two pitchers Wednesday.