Hiroki Kuroda pitched two-hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 on Friday night.
It all kind of makes you wonder, if Girardi’s team is doing this well absent their offensive stars, how powerful will these guys be at full strength?
Eduardo Nunez left Sunday’s game after four innings because of tightness in his left ribcage and was sent for an MRI.
Hiroki Kuroda settled in after a rocky start to pitch four-hit ball through seven innings, Travis Hafner had three RBI singles and the New York Yankees used small ball to beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Tuesday night.
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.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle. Brian Cashman said the injury to the shortstop “is obviously a setback.” Jeter could be out at least three months.
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
Mark Teixeira hopes to get the protective brace on his injured right wrist removed on Monday. Speaking before New York’s exhibition game at the Washington Nationals on Friday, he said his goal is to rejoin the Yankees as soon as May 1.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
There was a point in the last week where it may have seemed that Hiroki Kuroda was going to pitch elsewhere in 2013. Eat without worry, my friends. Kuroda is indeed coming back to the Yankees next season.