New York Yankees
Ex-MLB pitcher tells WFAN it’s “not a big deal” that Yankees starter Michael Pineda appeared to have a foreign substance on his pitching hand against the Red Sox.
David Ortiz looked at a cell phone photograph of Michael Pineda’s right hand, one with a brown substance smeared across the palm. Pine tar or dirt? It may never be clear.
Perhaps the game isn’t too big for Yangervis Solarte. He has begun to prove that he’s worthy of manning the patch of infield where A-Rod once strode, and not in a backup role, either.
Craig and Robert Wuhl discussed the questionable practices of Michael Pineda and wondered: Why didn’t the Red Sox make a bigger stink?
“I’m very entrenched with the Yankees. My face and my career is more so shaded with the Yankees than it even is with Oakland. And I played in Oakland for nine years.”
“Am I (supposed) to go home and say I faced Tanaka tonight? Just go throw a party that I faced Tanaka? It’s another pitcher. Another pitcher in the rotation. Nothing special to me.”
Jacoby Ellsbury will experience the Yankees-BoSox rivalry from a whole new perspective when he takes on his former team Thursday night.
With the dwindling attendance at professional sporting events becoming a bit of an issue, Craig has come up with a solution.
It’s only fitting. Major League Baseball has honored the top closers in baseball for years, but soon will rename its awards after arguably the two best relievers to ever pick up a ball.
“We don’t know if they come on the field with … They can come give us either gummy bears or a shot in the a–. We don’t know that … It’s not funny.”
Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.
If his first start was any indication, Masahiro Tanaka very much belongs in the majors. But on Wednesday, he’ll need to pass a smell test in the Bronx.
The 25-year-old Cabral made his major-league debut last year with the Yankees, pitching 3 2/3 innings. He had a 0.00 ERA in 9 1/3 innings during spring training this year.
This is a follow-up from my previous column, where the question under consideration was: Is New York an American League city or a National League city?
There will be many words spoken and written about Derek Jeter between now and the end of this season. I’m not sure anybody will say it any better than “Core Four” member Jorge Posada.