Father Time catches up with all of us. Mark Teixeira is no different — and he knows it.
Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the Yankees’ leading run producer.
When can you trust your struggling studs? Twelve starts into the season, Fantasy owners still have no idea what to make of Mike Minor. After he was sidelined with an injury to open the year, Minor just hasn’t been able to recapture his old form.
David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBIs during his second consecutive three-hit game to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-5 Sunday night.
Since baseball has all but abandoned the single-admission, Sunday doubleheader in favor of day-night twin bills, Teixeira’s idea is the next best thing.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run home run, Hiroki Kuroda won for the first time in four starts and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday night, snapping their losing streak at four games.
New York manager Joe Girardi wasn’t promising any money back, but acknowledged that his team’s defense was a problem again Tuesday in Toronto.
The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.
Manager Joe Girardi said he was simply being “proactive” in resting Teixeira, who missed games in late May and last week because of the wrist. Teixeira is hitting just .180 in his last 15 games.
It was probably the best 0-for-3 in Carlos Beltran’s career. The veteran outfielder grounded out three times in an extended spring training game against the Phillies on Monday, but reported no issues with his injured right elbow.
When right, few are better than Mark Teixeira. Problem is, Tex isn’t right. In fact, the words coming out of his mouth this weekend were downright ominous.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup for a third straight day Wednesday because of soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.
“I think it’s just something he’s going to go through for a while,” Girardi said. “He said there was some improvement but it’s not exactly what we want, so we’ll wait and see.”
Josh Harrison homered in the seventh inning to make up for a baserunning blunder and made a diving catch in left field to help preserve the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first win in the Bronx in 54 years, 5-3 over the New York Yankees on Sunday for a doubleheader split.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run single, Brett Gardner added an RBI double and the New York Yankees held on for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in the opener of a single-admission doubleheader.