Mark Teixeira delivered the game-winning two-RBI hit in the 14th inning as the Yankees defeated the Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.
“My surgery was a success, it went perfectly,” Rivera tweeted. “I am looking forward to beginning my rehab soon. Thanks as always for your prayers.”
Russell Martin and the homer-happy Yankees appeared a little out of practice when it came to celebrating a game-winning homer. No matter, they sent the Mets back to Queens without a win to show for their Bronx trip.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after two months of play with the Mets headed to the Stadium this weekend for the first part of the Subway Series.
What could be better than the celebration of New York baseball each summer?
While much of New York continued to bask in the afterglow of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, look what the Yankees have done.
Right-hander Rafael Soriano is expected to stay the Yankees’ closer when reliever David Robertson makes his return to the mound, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.
Surging Angels slugger Mark Trumbo’s bat broke, Rafael Soriano roared off the mound in celebration, and the Yankees escaped with a streak-snapping win.
Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher hit two-run homers to help the Yankees win for the seventh straight time in Oakland, beating the Athletics, 6-3, on Friday night.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi will not commit to using David Robertson as his closer when the right-hander returns from a ribcage injury.
First Mariano Rivera, now David Robertson. The Yankees are running out of healthy pitchers to put in the closer’s role.
The 27-year-old — who took over for Mariano Rivera when he tore his ACL and was lost for the season — has been unavailable since Saturday with soreness in his left side, and received an MRI on Tuesday.
Neil Keefe says David Robertson is the right choice to close for the Yankees, calls out Mark Teixeira and praises Henrik Lundqvist in this week’s Thursday Thoughts.
Neil Keefe isn’t ready to say goodbye to Mariano Rivera and hopes that the Greatest of All Time will return to the Yankees in 2013.
If it weren’t Joba Chamberlain’s ankle it would have been his back, brain, knee or neck. Nature abhors a vacuum, precisely where the Yankees plopped Joba for the last five years.