New York Yankees
While chatting with Leiter, Craig cued Yankee Stadium organ player Paul Cartier, who was on hand banging the keys throughout the morning…
You can’t deny it. If you are a fan of baseball, it doesn’t get much better than Opening Day.
Stephen Strasburg gave up one run in 5 1-3 innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees 8-2 Friday in the final spring training game in Florida for both teams.
“I’ve talked to both guys,” Girardi said. “They’re concerned about winning more than titles, in a sense of ‘I’m this guy, I’m this guy.’ That’s the sense that I’ve got from them.”
No one can guarantee it will ever happen. These are the Mets, after all. But the foundation exists. The Yanks have left the door wide open.
Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who managed the Yankees from 1996-2007 and led them to four World Series titles, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day at Yankee Stadium.
Alex Rodriguez made several nice plays during his second start at first base, and a New York Yankees’ split squad beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Thursday.
New York Yankees backup shortstop Brendan Ryan will be out into at least May because of a strained right calf.
“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.”
Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan strained his right calf in the sixth inning of New York’s 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays and is expected to start the season on the disabled list.
Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.
Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.
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.
Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.