Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw 23 pitches on Tuesday for the Yankees’ rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching in his first live-game action in 13 months.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Jonathon Niese did more than merely sit back and stew after what his manager called “the worst game he’s ever pitched in his life.” He worked to ensure it wouldn’t happen again.
For former Yankees starter A.J. Burnett, it’s all about location, location, location. And we’re not talking about his pitches.
Monday’s chat — and benching — paid no immediate dividends. Davis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday night, lowering his average to a paltry .156.
Lucas Duda smacked a go-ahead RBI-single in the top of the eighth in support of starter R.A. Dickey and the New York Mets edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Neil Walker scored on Clint Barmes’ tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied against Johan Santana and the New York Mets for a 5-4 victory Monday night.
It has been a rough twelve months for Davis. A demotion to right his swing in the minors may be next.
David Wright’s impressive start this season not only has the Mets third basman atop the majors in batting average but climbing nearer to the top of the club’s all-time leaderboards.
Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”
At 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, Pedro Alvarez can hit the ball a long way – just as long as he gets the bat on it.
Derek Jeter continues to miss spring training games due to a stiff left calf.
Andrew McCutchen had two RBIs hours after agreeing to a new deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat the New York Yankees 7-4 in a spring game on Tuesday.
Joe Girardi rarely goes public with criticism of one of his players, so it was unusual Tuesday when the Yankees manager detailed his unhappiness with the physical condition of Phil Hughes last year.
The right-hander was injured Wednesday at the Pirates’ spring training facilities in Bradenton, Fla., while trying to bunt.
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