Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.
Some thoughts as the Yankees hit Memorial Day weekend, the first big summer marker of the baseball season…
Nate McLouth homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo shots and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
Phil Hughes struck out nine and hurled eight scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the A’s on Saturday.
The Yankees are streaking after completing a four-game sweep of the Jays.
Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday night.
Cody Ross hit a go-ahead single in the 12th inning, Eric Chavez followed with a three-run double against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Thursday night.
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 5-3 Saturday and stopping New York’s four-game winning streak.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi wasn’t in a great mood after yet another game was postponed in Cleveland.
The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
Yankees have activated Phil Hughes from the DL. He will start Saturday night against the Tigers. To make room, the Yankees sent reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
Andy Pettitte expects big things from the Yankees in 2013.
Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.