Toronto Blue Jays
There was a point in the last week where it may have seemed that Hiroki Kuroda was going to pitch elsewhere in 2013. Eat without worry, my friends. Kuroda is indeed coming back to the Yankees next season.
Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have signed right-handed reliever David Herndon.
The American League East champions passed on pursuing the Marlins’ top players, and instead are focusing on re-signing starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda.
Jeffrey Loria is laughing all the way to the bank. Or as Gordon Gekko would put it, “Greed is good”. Truth be told, Gekko is a rank amateur compared to the Marlins owner.
Reacting to the Marlins’ latest payroll purge on Twitter, slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave it three exclamation marks. Didn’t we all?
The former big-league skipper has his sights set on Toronto. And right on cue, the AL East hopeful delivered a jab at the aging Bronx Bombers.
Eduardo Nunez drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly, and the New York Yankees overcame a four-run deficit to beat Toronto Blue Jays 9-6.
The Yankees’ big bats continue to struggle in clutch situations.
The Yankees blew an important game to the Blue Jays as the Orioles are chasing for the AL East lead.
Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Eric Chavez added a two-run shot and the New York Yankees maintained their one-game lead atop the AL East by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Friday night.
Ivan Nova didn’t do much to help his case for a spot in the Yankees’ potential playoff rotation. If anything, he made New York’s path to the postseason a little tougher.
Brandon Morrow and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, pitching the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory over New York on Thursday night that trimmed the Yankees’ tight lead in the AL East.
Ichiro Suzuki is streaking, and so are the New York Yankees. Suzuki homered, then hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a seven-run fourth inning capped by Nick Swisher’s grand slam as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-7 Thursday night.
In one day, the Yankees found three of their old-timers — not the ones who show up for pomp, circumstance and a two-inning game during the summer — making significant contributions once again.
Andy Pettitte rewarded the faithful few at Yankee Stadium with hope. Hope that maybe this pitching staff is going to be all right after all.