Toronto Blue Jays
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.
Robinson Cano sparked the Yankees to victory by collecting four hits in the Bombers’ win over Toronto on Monday afternoon.
Curtis Granderson started in left field and batted fifth Friday night against the San Diego Padres. He went 0-for-4, and struck out twice on Friday at PETCO Park.
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Current Mets manager Terry Collins and former skipper Davey Johnson have been selected as coaches for next month’s All-Star Game at Citi Field.