Down by as many as eight runs at their lowest point last night, the Yankees managed to pull off quite the comeback against the Orioles—going from being down 9-1 in the sixth to winning 14-11 in the tenth.
Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game was, for once, short—the shortest of my life. That was courtesy of a pitchers’ duel between Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale, in which both were excellent but in wholly different ways.
Big New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made great use of an ill-advised Dylan Covey pitch, launching an intercontinental home run 448 feet into the night off the Rule 5 pick, who was making his second major-league start.
The Yankees’ new right fielder, Aaron Judge, is both very large and very strong. He proved the second half of that description true during today’s game against the Rays, in which he cracked a long roundtripper and nearly took Jumbo Diaz’s head off.
Michael Pineda, the former blue-chip prospect who still gives the occasional flash of brilliance, almost gave the Yankees a home opener for the ages today. What he gave them instead was still pretty damn good, though.
Otis Nixon, a former outfielder who spent 17 seasons on nine Major League teams, most famously on the Atlanta Braves’ worst-to-first turnaround team in 1991, is missing, according to police in Woodstock, Ga.
On WFAN today, Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts that highly touted Yankees prospect Clint Frazier asked the Yankees “if they ever un-retire numbers.” As if that question wasn’t batshit enough, Waldman says Frazier wanted to wear No. 7, which once belonged to a little-known…
With spring training no longer a novelty and no actual games to cover, baseball’s news cycle is stuck in a brief rut where it has to rely on waterskiing squirrels to stay alive. Today’s example comes to you in the form of a hairless cat named Mr. Delicious. He belongs to Yankees first baseman Greg Bird.
Clint Frazier, the prized outfield prospect the Yankees acquired when they traded Andrew Miller to Cleveland last year, has amazing hair. It’s long and red and voluminous and I honestly get kind of jealous just looking at it. Unfortunately for Frazier and those of us who appreciate a good mop, the Yankees have robbed…
Yankees prospect Aaron Judge welcomed us to spring by absolutely crushing a pitch off the scoreboard in Tampa. Thank you, baseball, for making us feel alive again.
Rex and Rob Ryan might have gotten tossed to the curb by the Buffalo Bills this past season, but even in unemployment, they appear to be living well. The coaching brothers showed up at today’s Phillies-Yankees exhibition game in Tampa. Rex even wore a wacky shirt:
The New York Yankees won their arbitration case against Dellin Betances today, allowing them to pay the reliever $3 million this year instead of the $5 million he filed for. But it apparently wasn’t enough for Yankees president Randy Levine simply to be able to underpay the three-time All-Star, because he then went…
One of the odder offseason odysseys has come to a close, with slugging 1B/DH Chris Carter signing with the Yankees for one year and $3.5 million. That seems like chump change for a guy who hit 41 homers for the Brewers last year, co-leading the NL, but for a while there it felt like no one wanted to sign Carter: His …
Yesterday we wondered why Felix Hernandez had a 2000 Yankees World Series ring, recovered in a burglary bust in Bellevue, Wash. As it turns out, the reason is pretty funny and cute.
Mike Francesa is skeptical of Yankee Stadium installing breast pump stations, because the stadium is a place for baseball, not nursing. Who knew the two were mutually exclusive. The best part of this video is the five seconds of silence at the end, after Francesa circles back to the breast pumps.
Last night’s game between the Red Sox and Yankees, the final game the two will play against each other this season, was fairly uneventful. David Ortiz got some cheers from the New York crowd, C.C. Sabathia pitched well, and John Farrell kept most of his stars off the field.
There were two parties at Yankee Stadium last night. One was on the field, where the Yankees celebrated their five-run ninth-inning comeback to beat Boston, capped by a walk-off grand slam from Mark Teixeira. The other one came in the visitors’ clubhouse, where by dint of the Orioles’ win over Toronto moments before…
Here’s a tip for you: If you’re going to do the extremely performative move of proposing to your spouse live on a jumbotron at a sporting event, don’t lose the ring!
The Blue Jays appear comfortably in the playoffs, and the Yankees solidly out, so why not devote a late September divisional game almost entirely to beefing, and the settling of said beefs, and to setting up beefs to come?