New York Yankees
Since its inception back in 2009, HOPE Week has blossomed into one of the signature events of the Yankees’ season.
No panic for Hal Steinbrenner. No overt level of concern, either.
Danny Salazar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians dropped the New York Yankees out of first place in the AL East with a 2-1 win.
Boomer and Craig were full of energy and ready to attack their Thursday morning radio obligations, which is exactly what they did, beginning with the baseball locals.
The Yankees lost their fourth straight and had their lead over Toronto in the AL East trimmed to a half-game.
The New York Yankees’ lead atop the AL East shrank after their suddenly stagnant offense flopped during an important weekend series that pitted the highest-scoring teams in the major leagues.
A series that not only summons provincial pride, but could also determine the October fates for both teams begins on Sept. 18, when the Yankees and Mets play each other.
“You can insult,” Teixeira said. “You can’t assault. We know you are upset we lost three in a row. Keep it to insults.”
“We definitely took a punch this weekend, and good teams punch back,” Alex Rodriguez said. “For us, it’s all about how we respond that matters.”
Considering the way the Blue Jays are playing — and their many games left versus the AL East-leading Yankees — a division crown might even be attainable.
Jones was cut last Friday after New York acquired outfielder-infielder Dustin Ackley in a trade with Seattle.
Luis Severino impressed players on both sides during his much-anticipated major league debut. He just didn’t get much support from those in his own dugout.
McCann, who is hitting .255 with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs, suffered an inflamed MCL in his left knee during Tuesday night’s 13-3 victory over the Red Sox.
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They were once tight. Now? Who knows what they are?