Tampa Bay Rays
The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.
“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”
Joe Girardi can’t jam the reset button and make his team young and voracious again. But he is expected to beat Baltimore. And if he doesn’t, he could go hungry.
Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.
Rangers’ McDonagh visited the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures on Saturday.
Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.
CC Sabathia faded in his matchup against fellow lefty ace David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-4 Friday night to stay close in the AL East.
With the Yankees’ offense sputtering, it was vital that Hughes was in complete command when he took the mound at Fenway Park.
“We win a game, we lose a game, we win a game, we lose a game,” said shortstop Derek Jeter. “That’s pretty much it.”
Yes, some of these could be contradictory. That’s just part of the reason these Yankees are hard to figure out.
Buck Showalter’s inspired Orioles are defying logic and mastering the aging Yankees.
History is on New York’s side. The 15 previous times the Yankees headed into September in first place since divisional play began in 1969, they made the playoffs.
This is not the way the Yankees drew up this season. But here they are with 26 games to play, and everyone in that clubhouse talking about how capable they are of turning the ship around.
Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees are heading to Baltimore for a key division series with some positive momentum.
That big lead in the AL East is gone. The Yankees are in a free-fall that’s seen them blow a 10-game cushion over the past 47 days.
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