New York Yankees
After beating the second of Detroit’s three Cy Young Award winners, the Yankees have one more tough pitcher to deal with on Thursday.
He lost his colossal fastball, his control and his craft. And thus ended the Joba Chamberlain Experiment. By the time he returned to his ancestral home, the bullpen, he was a pitching carcass.
Heading to the Yankees game on Wednesday night? You could be in for a special kind of treat. When you walk into the stadium — and especially if you’re buying tickets — you might run into some familiar faces.
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka made 50 throws from 60 feet before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit. That’s twice as many tosses as Tanaka took Monday in his first action since being shut down in early July.
The New York Yankees have shuffled left-handers in their bullpen, promoting Rich Hill from the minors and letting Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals in a waiver claim.
The former clinic owner accused of selling PEDs to Alex Rodriguez agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major-league ballplayers and high-school athletes.
The six-time All-Star tossed a ball to Upton, who was sitting in the first row behind the Tigers’ dugout. The model reacted with a loving smile and grin, clearly smitten with her beau.
Despite appearing to have worn out his welcome with at the end of a tumultuous eight years in New York, Chamberlain had only positive things to say Monday about his old team.
“I felt fine all day … and all of a sudden, I started getting really dizzy, nauseous, the room started spinning,” the first baseman said Monday night.
The right-hander, on the 15-day disabled list with a partial UCL tear, made 25 throws from 60 feet at Yankee Stadium on Monday. He said he felt good and reported no pain.
Now that the charmed quartet is officially gone once Derek Jeter retires this fall, we are seeing the sad remnants of Cashman’s shortcomings.
Brett Gardner, raking at the dish, has unquestionably been the Bombers’ MVP, especially considering Masahiro Tanaka’s recent absence. But a huge test awaits.
The job he’s doing in his seventh year is perhaps the best of his career. Joe Girardi has managed to keep this undermanned team on the edge of contention, with an assist from his GM.
With Boomer and Craig back where they belong, all is once again right in the world…