Vernon Wells and Eduardo Nunez are the only players in the starting lineup today — the last game of the season — that were also in the starting lineup on April 1st when the Yankees lost to Boston on opening day.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Friday, September 27th, 2013
The Bombers are in Houston with Adam Warren on the mound as the Yankees face Brett Oberholtzer to begin the final three games of their regrettable 2013 campaign, with a few melancholy partings being the last things that need tending. Comment away.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Andy Pettitte faces Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey at Rogers Centre, needing to keep the Yankees in the hunt with a victory. Fortunately, the Jays are tanking as of late, and with a little help from the Red Sox, the Bombers can pass Baltimore while either KC or Cleveland, and Texas or Tampa are guaranteed a loss. Comment away.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Shadow Captain of a charcoal ship. The Yankees are burnt toast — regardless of today’s news that Jeter is gone for this year — but at least they made a smart move by bringing on Brendan Ryan who is really fun to watch in the field and hits the same as everyone else the Yankees have had at short this year, meaning approximately never-plus-point-one-nine. Tonight, watch Andy Pettitte pitch in Camden against the Orioles and Scott Feldman, and ARod, who has been on a tear lately, is still in the lineup despite some reports of stiffening of something or other. The one>four hitters in the Yankee lineup tonight are ferocious lately. Comment away.
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, twice. Hughes is scratched as the Yankees must think they are getting a bigger boat with David Huff, bailing Hughes out of his start. But is it the Yankee starters that are the worry? Pettitte left the game with Bombers up 8-3 heading into the last three innings, but that wasn’t enough, was it? Nope. And let’s not even bring up Thursday. John Lackey merely needs to keep the Sox within, oh seven runs or so, until the Yankees unleash their fully depleted bullpen. Comment away.
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Jake Peavy is on the mound for the Red Sox in Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees square off with their better and somewhat distant rivals, who are attempting to sustain their lead over the Rays in the Beast. Meanwhile, Ivan Nova and the Yankees are clawing their way towards a wildcard slot. This is September baseball. Comment away.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
It’s best to not look at C.C.’s pitching line since the break if you want to have any feeling of confidence heading into tonight’s game against the White Sox, who send rookie right-hander Erik Johnson, whose 3A and 2A numbers are very impressive. Plus, he just rips on the strat, like in Cliffs of Dover, speaking of white things. Sweeping the White Sox would be a great way to head into the four game set against the Red Sox that starts tomorrow.
Friday, August 30th, 2013
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Monday, August 26th, 2013
The Captain is playing shortstop and batting second in the lineup, with Robi Cano batting right behind him. Phil Hughes and Cy Young incumbent R.A. Dickey are on the mound.
“And uhhh, with intensity.”
“Is that everything?”
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
That’s the answer to the question, “What about the talent on the teams leading the Yankees in the standings and what about the Postseason?” The Yanks are 4.5 back of Oakland with Baltimore and Cleveland in between for the second wildcard slot, with 33 games left to play. Today the Yankees send a slumping Ivan Nova against the Rays and a surging Alex Cobb.
Lineups follow, comment away.
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
David Price is pitching absolutely stellar baseball as of late, posting a ridiculously low ERA since the beginning of July, while C.C. Sabathia has finally strung together a couple of wins, but the last notch was only due to the Yankees going hit crazy against Boston. Color me nervous and comment away.