Yankees at the break? How’s best record in baseball sound?
Andruw Jones hit two of New York’s four homers, Freddy Garcia pitched 6 2-3 solid innings in muggy conditions and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in the opener of a split doubleheader.
B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena homered and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of Mark Teixeira’s first error of the season to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after losing CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on Wednesday and losing a game they should have won on Thursday.
It’s almost like somebody upstairs told Joe Girardi, “Okay, I gave you one. Now let’s see how you do with minor-leaguer Adam Warren and, oh, Freddy Garcia!”
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.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects the 31-year-old Sabathia to miss two starts. Freddy Garcia will start in his place Friday against the Chicago White Sox.
Mark Teixeira delivered the game-winning two-RBI hit in the 14th inning as the Yankees defeated the Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.
Andy Pettitte lasted 6.1 innings in his return but surrendered four runs as the Yankees lost 6-2 to the Mariners on Sunday.
After 126 games, 77 starts, 49 relief appearances and 472 innings in the majors, Neil Keefe still isn’t sure what Phil Hughes is.
Neil Keefe isn’t ready to say goodbye to Mariano Rivera and hopes that the Greatest of All Time will return to the Yankees in 2013.
A Notre Dame alum, the 25-year-old hurler has been solid for the Bronx Bombers this season out of the bullpen. In six appearances, Phelps boasts a 3.57 ERA with seven walks and 14 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.
Care to know where the 13-9 Yankees would be today if not for CC Sabathia and Derek Jeter? Nowhere, man. Nowhere.
CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.
New York Yankees demoted Freddy Garcia to the bullpen. Garcia struggled as a starter and began the season with a whopping 12.51 ERA.
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