Even the most jaded Yankees apologist is gripping a shovel, ready to toss the dirt on the 2013 Bronx Bombers.
Ichiro Suzuki scored on Brandon Workman’s wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, and the Yankees overcame Mariano Rivera’s blown save.
Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.
For much of the season, Hiroki Kuroda was the Yankees’ most reliable starting pitcher. With the club trying to chase down a wild-card spot, he has been a liability.
The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.
And now begins the really tough stretch. Starting Friday the Yankees play 14 of their next 17 games against the Orioles and Red Sox.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, rookie Todd Redmond snapped a seven-start winless streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
John Lackey held down New York’s resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.
Hiroki Kuroda says he doesn’t know what his future holds beyond this season.
Cy Young? Maybe, maybe not. But Hiroki Kuroda has pitched well enough to dream. And Matt Harvey’s season speaks for itself. It would be nice if the year ended with a little positive history.
Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda.
Darth Vader is dying. The Evil Empire is collapsing on itself, on its sins and hubris and the assumption that the logo alone was enough. The Yankees don’t scare anyone anymore. They’re just scary.
Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees’ MVP in an unusual season.