Yankees manager Joe Girardi won’t know until Friday whether his bullpen will include Chamberlain, who has had enough mound misfortunes to fill a horror film.
Derek Jeter doesn’t like to talk about injuries. Either he’ll play or he won’t — and he will. The captain is leading off for the Bronx Bombers in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Orioles.
Don’t worry about what’s right or wrong, or better yet what makes sense. We’ll just keep making it up as we go along.
Joe Girardi, so often criticized for relying his trusty stats binder, just had a feeling. And it worked. Boy, did it ever.
If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.
It’s a new season, one Pettitte knows better than most. On Monday night, he’ll have his eye on No. 20 — as in career postseason victories.
“I said it was his game,” manager Joe Girardi said. “It was his game to either win or lose, and that’s exactly what he did. He went out and won the game for us.”
CC Sabathia turned in a sparkling pitching performance and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Sunday night.
The Nationals overcame a wild start by 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez, then watched their bullpen shut down St. Louis in the late innings.
Detroit will go for a sweep of the division series matchup in Game 3 on Tuesday at Oakland.
“Usually that would be the end of my season,” Suzuki said Friday night before a workout at Yankee Stadium. “What I’ve realized is here, for the Yankees, is that it’s the starting point.”
Cano’s hot streak lit a fuse for his teammates. Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki all were hitting the ball with authority over the last two weeks.
In every game the Yankees lost, they looked old and slow. In September, those old guys played with veteran savvy and experience. So, which is it?
David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.
It matters little who the Bombers play in the ALDS, because Mark Teixeira has the winning Rx: Yankee baseball.