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.
The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.
After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.
Though the Yankees lost two of three in Milwaukee over the weekend, there were some positives. Mark Teixeira comes immediately to mind.
Mark Reynolds had a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Francisco Rodriguez’s first blown save of the season for a 6-5 win Sunday over the New York Yankees.
Rickie Weeks hit a two-out RBI single after Jonathan Lucroy moved to third on a balk and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a three-game skid with a 5-4 win Saturday over the New York Yankees.
The idea of replay is to get the calls on the field right, and so far Major League Baseball has done a pretty good job of doing just that. However, there have been certain “gray areas” that have forced umpires into tough spots.
Nobody wins divisions in April. But a team can certainly dig itself a hole deep enough to lose one. The Yanks prevented that Sunday — against a team many pick as the cream of the AL East crop.