The three-time All-Star was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday. The club also officially announced the signing of pitcher Matt Thornton to a two-year deal.
The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.
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.
Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.
Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
“I don’t think he needs to,” Vernon Wells said. “Everyone knows what the situation is. Everyone is fully aware of everything that’s going on. It’s not a distraction in our eyes; it’s something he has to deal with.”
Soriano will provide the power boost the Yankees desperately need. He’s also improved as a fielder with age and will add clubhouse leadership.
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.
After four days off for the All-Star break, the Yankees kick off an important three-game series against the Red Sox on Friday night in Boston.
“That was probably one of the uglier games I’ve seen in this stadium for sure,” Vernon Wells said. “Just anything we did wrong came back to bite us.”
Vernon Wells singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, helping a marvelous Ivan Nova and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night for their season high-tying fifth straight win.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Vernon Wells broke out of a 9-for-87 slump with a pinch-hit, three-run double to rally the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Rays.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.