Vernon Wells singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, helping a marvelous Ivan Nova and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night for their season high-tying fifth straight win.
Yankees split the series against the Rays after the team celebrated their 67th Old-Timers’ Day.
Nova will be making his first start for the Yankees since April, though he made two relief appearances in late May.
To make room for Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis on the 25-man roster, the Yankees have optioned pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to Triple-A.
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.
Lyle Overbay blasted an eleventh inning homer as the Yankees won in extra innings.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he could be ready to take on-field batting practice for the first time on Friday since hurting his right wrist two months ago.
When Grandy does return to the Bronx and is ready to go, where will he be playing? It’s anybody’s guess at this point. Even manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure where he’ll put the three-time All-Star.
Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees’ crowded disabled list. The reliever has a strained right side and will be put on the DL retroactive to April 28, the Yankees said on Thursday.
The Yankees will have to make due without starter Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli who both land on the DL.
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run homer, Melky Cabrera had three hits and the Blue Jays rallied for an 8-4 win over the Yankees.
Robinson Cano paid tribute to Jackie Robinson in fitting fashion by hitting a three-run homer, and the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on a Tuesday night devoted to honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?