Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
The Mets — yes, your 11-3 Mets — are indeed the core of the Big Apple. They are younger, hungrier and better.
Sure, it’s only been three games, but there’s no denying the fact that the Yankees look very much like their mediocre-at-best selves from last season.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
“I’m not going to make excuses,” Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. “He’s capable of pitching better than today, and he will.”
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez’s return to the major leagues.
The bullpen is the Yankees’ biggest strength. It’s also the team’s biggest question mark — at least it is for me.
Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era started for the Yankees on Monday with Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch against the Blue Jays.
Al Dukes has been resting his vocal chords for months in anticipation of Opening Day.
“I don’t see him healthy all year,” Martinez told Adam Schein on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio. “And I don’t see him healthy right now.”
Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The decision to go with the 26-year-old international sensation means CC Sabathia’s streak of opening day starts with the Yankees will end at six.
Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets.
Though it appears the Japanese ace will get the call, manager Joe Girardi still isn’t ready to make it official.