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.
Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Robinson Cano singled in two runs during a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees picked up an ineffective CC Sabathia to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday night.
R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning, Jose Reyes sparked Toronto’s offense and the Blue Jays snapped a 10-game losing streak against the New York Yankees with a 5-2 victory on Monday 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.
Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.
Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.
Robinson Cano sparked the Yankees to victory by collecting four hits in the Bombers’ win over Toronto on Monday afternoon.
The Yankees’ captain singled on his first pitch of the season, scored a run and went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in his return from a nine-month layoff to help New York beat the Kansas City Royals, 8-4, Thursday for a four-game series split.
Yankees players Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Shawn Kelley surprised Pedro Rosario as they hauled large bags of pet food into the shelter.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Ichiro Suzuki homered off Tanner Scheppers with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
During one of three weather delays at a soaked Yankee Stadium, a few players got jumpy in the New York dugout when thunder boomed and lightning crackled.