Expect Michael Pineda to be more motivated than usual when he takes the ball for the Yankees on Monday night.
The ultimate showman from Japan-slash-Seattle and the Beatles of baseball. It’s as if Jimi Hendrix picked up his guitar and suddenly joined “The Fab Four.”
Ichiro could follow the path of past veterans acquired by the Bombers, guys who have been renewed by the legendary Yankee pinstripes.
Ichiro will have a new experience on Friday night when the newest Yankees outfielder makes his debut at home against the Red Sox.
New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher hopes he can return to the lineup this weekend at home against the Boston Red Sox after missing the last five games with a strained left hip flexor.
Suzuki is the most recognizable athlete in Japan, where he is revered for his stoicism, perseverance and attention to detail.
“The penalties have to be severe. It just shouldn’t happen,” Girardi said. All four were hauled across the field by police and taken out an outfield gate. Girardi suggested having a cart brought out to quickly remove the offenders and cause less delay.
The high-priced 27-21 Yankees know they haven’t played up to par. But they’re in good position to pull away from the Red Sox in the AL East if they can get a streak going. “I think we’re going to play better,” said manager Joe Girardi.