Even through a most generous lens, it’s hard to assert that Tino Martinez is a bedrock member of Yankees royalty. When you’re not even the best or second-best first baseman in franchise history, it’s hard to declare that you belong in Monument Park.
Craig Carton, who dropped a pop-up that nearly cost Team Boomer the game, told Chris Christie that third base “was a little hot for you to handle.” The governor wouldn’t have it.
He caught the ball to make a crucial out at third base in the seventh inning with the bases loaded. His team eked out a 7-6 win.
To lose 15 games in a row in one ballpark takes a lot of lousy luck. For the second night in a row, a short home run to right field at Yankee Stadium proved to be Toronto’s undoing.
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Yankee Stadium fell silent for just a few moments Thursday. Somehow, you have to feel there was a special something going on in those fleeting seconds as the crowd commemorated Zim.
It’s an honor that can go very, very wrong. But California Chrome’s jockey and assistant trainer were right on the money Monday night in the Bronx.
Kyle Seager homered, tripled twice and doubled, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2 Monday night.
Two shutouts while surrendering seven hits in 18 innings. What a difference a ballpark makes! And because of this, we are left with lots of questions — in two parts.
Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Jenrry Mejia provided a jolt after his reluctant move to the bullpen and the previously punchless New York Mets went deep four times to rally past the Yankees 9-7 Monday night in the Subway Series opener.
The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway. Just look at these numbers: .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.
“It doesn’t hold noise, or home-team fervor, anywhere near the way the old place did,” he said. “The old Stadium was our 10th man — a loud and frenzied cauldron of pinstriped passion, with a lot of lifers in the stands.”
He was in town not only to see Jeter but to appear Monday on late-night TV with David Letterman, another star planning to step away soon: “I’m sad to see some of these guys retiring. I’m not far behind.”
Cano said it wasn’t a big deal or much of a distraction. But on Twitter, a debate raged over whether Seattle’s slugger deserved that sort of treatment in his return to the Bronx.
A handful of Yankees fans were given the opportunity to boo a cardboard cutout of Cano. And boo they did. Until the 2009 World Series champion walked out from behind the cutout.