“I’ve had a calf injury before, and those are tricky,” A-Rod said. “They’re very dangerous. I’m hoping that I came out of the game before something really bad happened.”
The Yankees don’t need this right now: leadoff man Brett Gardner is heading to New York for tests on his ailing oblique.
We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.
The Yankees and Orioles meet for the final time this year to close out a four-game series at Camden Yards, with 13-game loser Phil Hughes making his return to the rotation for New York.
Give Girardi this. At least he cares. He may be misguided at times, but he leaves little doubt on the field as to where he stands with his team
New York, coming off a three-game sweep of the White Sox, has clawed its way back into contention in the American League. And look who’s on tap: the rival Boston Red Sox.
Hughes’ start was pushed back to Monday, but he only pitched 1 1/3 innings before rain hit the Bronx. David Huff took the ball for the Yankees when play resumed and got the win, allowing just one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
The Yankees have had some tough losses, but Wednesday night in Chicago was as bad as it gets.
Don’t worry about what’s right or wrong, or better yet what makes sense. We’ll just keep making it up as we go along.
This is what makes the Yanks so interesting: no one truly knows which team will appear on the field this weekend. Or for Friday’s wild card game. Or for a 163rd game in Baltimore.
It’s a fight for survival at the top of the AL East , where some weird stuff could happen if the standings remain static.
Before Sunday night’s win, Valentine weighed the chances of one team in Yankee Stadium missing the playoffs. And he wasn’t talking about the Red Sox.
Major League Baseball is trying to return the importance of winning the division, but by creating a two-team cushion, not only has the division race been stripped of its excitement, but winning the wild card race no longer holds any importance.
Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.
I would be surprised if Granderson hit 40 or more home runs again, but since he has demonstrated the power is there I would be disappointed if he didn’t hit at least 30. I shared that thought with hitting coach Kevin Long and asked for his reaction.