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Kid stuff: Austin's homer gives young Yanks 5th straight win
NEW YORK — Tyler Austin wasn't sure if Yankees manager Joe Girardi would let him face a right-hander in the ninth inning.Switch-hitting veteran Mark Teixeira was still on the bench, and the right-handed hitting Austin isn't far removed from a long slump.Girardi stuck with the rookie, and he came through, helping the Baby Bombers continue their unlikely push into postseason contention.Austin hit a solo homer in the ninth to give New York its season-high fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
-1 points by Boston Herald | New York Yankees Baseball Joe Girardi Major League Baseball CC Sabathia Relief pitcher Pitcher Home run
Brian McCann backs up AL East title talk in powerful way
Gary Sanchez isn’t the only Yankees catcher capable of hitting long home runs. Brian McCann put on an impressive power display himself Thursday night, blasting a pair of solo homers in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Rays to open a four-game series at the Stadium. “It’s nice. You want to pull your weight around...
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Sizzling Yankees move within 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Yankees no longer a feel-good story, they’re contenders
After a while, the unexpected becomes routine, and the crazy becomes customary, and that’s when you know you’re in the middle of something special. After a while it doesn’t matter who the hero of the moment is — Brett Gardner at the wall, Bryan Mitchell on the mound, Tyler Austin at the plate — because...
672 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi National League The Bronx Boston Red Sox CC Sabathia Yankee Stadium San Francisco Giants
Sizzling Yankees move with 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
NEW YORK – Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Mets that includes a $100,000 signi...
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Yankees’ new strategy for helping Aaron Judge snap slump
The Yankees coaching staff hasn’t been able to get Aaron Judge going since his call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Maybe the minor league staff will have better luck. Minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson has been with the Yankees this week and has seen Judge struggle before — though probably not to this extent. “He’s trying...
12 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi 2009 World Series Texas Rangers CC Sabathia 2009 Major League Baseball season Major League Baseball New York Mets
Yankees beat Jays, Red Sox remain one game out of first
NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, Monday.In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Chicago White Sox Joe Girardi Boston Red Sox American League East
Yankees’ no-name reliever ‘super stoked’ after 1st MLB save
Just think of how many times Mariano Rivera felt the same way. “Great, awesome,” said Blake Parker, who was absolutely gushing about getting the save in the Yankees’ 7-6 victory over Toronto last night. But then, this was Parker’s first. And he got it by coming in relief of a beleaguered Dellin Betances and throwing...
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Tyler Austin gives himself the best 25th birthday present
A little more than an hour remained in Tyler Austin’s birthday and the newly turned 25-year-old was making one final birthday wish as Brett Gardner chased Justin Smoak’s shot to deep left field at Yankee Stadium: “Please catch it,” Austin recalled thinking. “Please catch it.” Gardner jumped and barely held on to the ball, giving...
10 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball statistics Mark Teixeira 2009 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium 2009 World Series Yankee Stadium
Dellin Betances sees no need to talk with Randy Levine
TAMPA, Fla. — Dellin Betances doesn't feel he needs to talk with Randy Levine after the New York Yankees president called the reliever a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his representatives at an arbitration hearing Friday won by the team.The Yankees beat Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Joe Girardi Baseball Relief pitcher Closer New York Yankees Bullpen Goose Gossage Major League Baseball
Why best and boldest Yankees lineup isn’t one Girardi will pick
TAMPA – Joe Girardi plans to look at a lot of lineups in spring training games and feels he cannot settle on a standard order until “we see how right field and first base pan out.” That process grew more serious Sunday with the Yankees’ full squad taking the field for the first time. There...
141 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Baseball Joe Girardi Perfect game 2009 Major League Baseball season 2009 Boston Red Sox season No-hitter
New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in arbitration, team president rips agent
The Sports Xchange The New York Yankees won their arbitration case over reliever Dellin Betances on Saturday and then team president Randy Levine criticized Betances and his agent for requesting $5 million.
-2 points by UPI | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Major League Baseball Goose Gossage St. Louis Cardinals Perfect game
Yankees’ Joe Girardi talks about working without new deal for ’18
TAMPA — Joe Girardi worked the 2013 season without a contract for the following year and he is going to repeat the process this season. Girardi is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal he signed after the 2013 season and isn’t looking for the issue to be resolved. “It really doesn’t...
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Yankees’ spring training has never been so intriguing
There are two months on the baseball calendar when individual performances are to be viewed with caution: March and September. How many times has the baseball universe fallen in love during spring training and the final month of the season — when rosters are swollen with players who don’t belong in the big leagues? There...
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Greg Bird, Michael Conforto in spring’s harshest spotlights
Spring training means different things to different players. A chance for veterans to gear up for another 162-game grind, top prospects to get their first tastes of the big leagues and those battling for final roster spots to catch on. The Yankees and Mets have all those things, and also have former top prospects trying...
19 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Florida Marlins Joe Girardi St. Louis Cardinals Chicago White Sox World Series
Why a $3 million flier is now the ideal Yankees signing
If you want to reach the Yankees, you can find them on the tightrope. They have embraced their high-wire act like few teams before them. The Steinbrenners’ desire to simultaneously contend and develop youngsters — contrary to, say, the Cubs, who tanked their way into ending their 108-year funk — took a most interesting step Tuesday,...
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Yankees keeping an eye on NL home run-leader Chris Carter
Could Chris Carter finally find a job in the Bronx?
-2 points by Daily News | Baseball New York Yankees Baseball statistics Joe Girardi Major League Baseball Batting Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth
Brian McCann’s exit allows Yankees to explore DH options
CHICAGO — To steal teammate Larry Brooks’ schtick, regarding the Yankees’ trade of Brian McCann to the Astros for two young pitchers: 1. You knew this was inevitable when, last week at the General Managers’ Meetings, Brian Cashman walked us through everything he had done to prepare for this: He had spoken with McCann’s agent,...
44 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Major League Baseball Designated hitter Baseball Joe Girardi National League Houston Astros Carlos Beltrán
Yankees add tribute to Mark Teixeira to end-of-year festivities
TAMPA — With the Yankees seemingly having played themselves out of playoff contention over the last nine days, the team is trying to keep things interesting for when it returns to Yankee Stadium. Already having announced they will have a pregame ceremony to honor Red Sox slugger David Ortiz prior to the game against Boston...
20 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Joe Girardi 2009 Major League Baseball season Perfect game Chicago White Sox Atlanta Braves
Managers trade in thinking caps for dunce caps with this strategy
Judging from the elevated blood pressures of fans, especially as heard on radio over the weekend, the Yankees’ playoff run ended Thursday night, when manager Joe Girardi, ostensibly discerning that Masahiro Tanaka was tiring after 93 pitches, pulled him after seven, the Yankees up 5-1, in, yikes, Fenway Park. Yankees lost, 7-5. Why, oh why?...
65 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Pitcher Bob Melvin Mariano Rivera Major League Baseball Derek Jeter Baseball
No-hit bids are fun but come with their own set of risks
When Dave Roberts pulled Rich Hill from a potential perfect game Saturday, it underscored the fact that a no-hitter is no easy spot for a manager         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | New York Yankees Joe Girardi San Francisco Giants National League Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Luis Severino has flipped a switch — and left a pitch behind
Luis Severino’s transformation from struggling starter to dominant reliever — albeit temporary — continued in the Yankees’ 4-2 loss to the Rays on Sunday at the Stadium. Severino came on with two outs in the sixth, immediately after Luis Cessa gave up another homer to put the Yankees in a three-run hole. From there, though,...
88 points by New York Post | Baseball statistics New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball Baseball terminology George W. Bush Yankee Stadium Pitcher
Yankees’ discarded Tommy John victim returns — as a Ray
Sixteen months later, Chase Whitley was back on a major league mound, and it felt just as he imagined it: Emotional, nerve-wracking, exciting. Oh, and familiar — it was back in The Bronx, a place the right-hander once called home. “That was pretty cool. Just unbelievable. It was really, really special,” the former Yankee and...
50 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball statistics Major League Baseball The Bronx Tommy John Yankee Stadium Minor league baseball
Andriese ends skid, Whitley returns as Rays stop Yanks, 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) - Even after ending his long losing streak, Matt Andriese was treated no better than a rookie. Andriese won for the first time since June, Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays slowed the New York Yankees' playoff charge by stopping their seven-game ...
1 points by The Washington Times | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Yankee Stadium Major League Baseball American League East Boston Red Sox Yankee Stadium World Series
How Yankees played themselves out of Luis Cessa moral victories
Not long ago, the kind of start Luis Cessa had Sunday would have been accessed through a big-picture prism. There was good, notably his poise and stuff. And there was bad, most detrimental his continuing penchant for serving up homers. But on the way to using September as a tool for long-term evaluation, the Yankees...
67 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi Baseball statistics New York Yankees Perfect game Brian Cashman Tommy John St. Louis Cardinals Chase Headley
Yankees' 7-game winning streak ends with 4-2 loss to Rays
NEW YORK (AP) - Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer, Matt Andriese won for the first time since June and the Tampa Bay Rays slowed the New York Yankees' playoff charge by stopping their seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Sunday. Logan Forsythe and Brad Miller also went deep ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York Yankees Yankee Stadium Major League Baseball Joe Girardi Boston Red Sox World Series Perfect game Yankee Stadium
Gary Sanchez busts out of first slump in style
Gary Sanchez picked a good time to break out of the first slump of his major league career. He entered Friday with just six hits in his previous 35 at-bats and had only one extra-base hit in that nine-game stretch. That changed with a booming solo home run to center in the third inning of...
13 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball statistics Home run Brian Cashman Walk-off home run Major League Baseball Joe Torre
Michael Pineda not pleased getting yanked out so early
The Yankees spotted starter Michael Pineda a five-run cushion in their thrice rain-delayed 7-5 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium, but didn’t give him a long enough rope to cash in for the win. And he sure didn’t look happy about it. Leading 7-2 in the fifth inning, Pineda got pulled after just 4...
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