Approximately one-sixteenth of the season is now complete. That’s like one game of the NFL season. Can you really make definitive judgments on a team that soon?
Carl Pavano quieted an unfriendly Yankee Stadium crowd with seven solid innings, Justin Morneau played in the field for the first time this season and hit a long homer, and the Minnesota Twins earned a rare victory in New York, 7-3 on Monday night.
Yankees’ split squads beat Phillies and lost to Twins on Friday.
Joe Girardi made the long ride to Fort Myers and Phil Hughes made it worth his time, throwing three shutout innings.
The Twins don’t have a ton of youth on the Major League squad, but 23-year-old Ben Revere is expected to start the year as the team’s regular left fielder.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is happy to step back out of the spotlight and work on another big number: six.
Mariano Rivera set the major league record with his 602nd career save, pitching a perfect ninth inning Monday to preserve the New York Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Derek Jeter would love to see teammate Mariano Rivera make history in front of the Yankee Stadium fans. And some fans would like to see Jorge Posada behind the plate when it happens.
After growing a up a fan of Big Blue, defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy is now going to get a chance to play for them. The 31-year-old Kennedy officially joined the Giants this week and is hoping to prove that he can be among the league’s top tackles.
Ivan Nova’s stellar performances has rocketed him toward AL Rookie of the Year consideration and he’s a safe bet to be the Yankees’ number two playoff starter.
On some level, New Yorkers can accept not winning. We don’t accept not giving a damn – the one thing the Yankees A.J. Burnett has perfected.
After Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulled A.J. Burnett in the second inning on Saturday, the erratic starter stalked off the mound and appeared on television to look to the side and yell “That’s (bleeping) bulls—!” Girardi defended Burnett again for the outburst on Sunday, but not without delivering a small warning.
Granderson hit an inside-the-park home run to help the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Curtis Granderson hit an inside-the-park home run for the New York Yankees in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
A.J. Burnett lost his composure and failed to finish the second inning, when the Twins scored five times on their way to a 9-4 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.