Toronto Blue Jays
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Red Sox manager John Farrell says he tries to live out what his team has lived out this year and that’s not to look back. He’s one step away from a World Series title.
With the Yankees trying to hang in there but on the virtual brink of not making the playoffs, there has been a fascinating play in each of their last two games that are worth analyzing.
The Blue Jays were beaten badly by the Yankees at times this season. They just got some revenge — and it came at the worst time for New York.
It has come down to moments now, this wild-card race that simply refuses to be settled without the Yankees having some sort of say in it.
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.
Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.
Andy Pettitte is frustrated, Joe Girardi is worried and the Yankees need to snap their losing streak in the worst way. The Bombers might not be in must-win territory just yet, but they sure are getting there in a hurry.
Good news! The Bombers will take on two last-place teams, a fourth-place team and a current wild card leader down the stretch as they fight for an American League playoff spot.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, rookie Todd Redmond snapped a seven-start winless streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-2 on Wednesday night.
Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Tuesday night after losing Robinson Cano in the first inning.
R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning, Jose Reyes sparked Toronto’s offense and the Blue Jays snapped a 10-game losing streak against the New York Yankees with a 5-2 victory on Monday night.
As the shorthanded Yankees chase valiantly after a Wild Card berth, who would you rather have toeing the rubber than “Ol’ Reliable Andy?”
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’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.