The first person David Price looked for after pitching the Rays into the playoffs was third baseman Evan Longoria. Price yelled after the two locked eyes, and they embraced to start the celebration.
Every game is now a must-win for the Yankees. The team knows it. Their fans know it. Manager Joe Girardi knows it. “You’d have to have your head in the sand not to know,” the skipper said before Wednesday’s big win.
Dickey opened up to the Daily News about his feeling on A-Rod. “It’s like a kid learning that a superhero is cheating,” Dickey said.
Don Hooton said Rodriguez had done an outstanding job for the foundation but all the good work has been wiped out by the suspension.
Monday’s decision by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will define A-Rod’s career, overshadowing his 647 home runs.
No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
If Rodriguez is indeed banned for life, the Yankees will likely be freed from the roughly $100 million that he’s owed until his contract expires in 2017. Texas, on the other hand, would still be on the hook, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning of his Rangers debut, the only run he allowed unearned after his throwing error, and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
The Yankees just can’t catch a break. The struggling Bombers will face Matt Garza when he makes his Texas Rangers debut on Wednesday night.
Yu Darvish allowed two singles over 6 1-3 innings in his first start in 16 days, combining with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Texas Rangers beat the New Yankees 3-0 Monday night.
On Saturday, it appeared A-Rod was on target to return from offseason hip surgery early this week. Now, it’s unclear when he might be back.
General manager Brian Cashman, who famously F-bombed A-Rod’s last announcement, didn’t throw cold water on anything this time. But he didn’t exactly confirm it, either.
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.
The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves have sent scouts to watch Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain in recent days, according to the New York Post.