Ivan Nova had a good (if not great) return to the Yankees starting pitching rotation yesterday, his first MLB innings since Tommy John surgery. The Yankees are carrying six starting pitchers (seven if you count Capuano, which I do NOT) and given the way bullpens are used in the modern game, this six man rotation can’t last forever. Obviously, CC Sabathia is the worst pitcher in the rotation, but getting him out of there is going to be next to impossible. Read the rest of this entry
Every time Tampa got close, the Yankee offense blew them away. I can’t believe that’s the case, but it’s true. The Yankee offense is performing pretty well. And they’re 16-7 against right-handed pitchers! And this lefty heavy lineup is 5-5 against southpaws, which is better than I expected. Read the rest of this entry
After starting the 2015 season 3-6 and losing their first three series, the Yankees have gone 13 for 16 and won five series in a row and they’re all alone in first place. Anybody that says they saw this coming is a blatant LIAR (especially after Tanaka got hurt) and even the most passive Yankees fan has got to be eating this up with a spoon. They’re going up to Toronto to play the sputtering Blue Jays next, and you’ve got to like their chances. Hopefully this combination of timely offense, good defense (especially in the outfield) and amazing bullpen can keep it up.
It’s a bit of an understatement to say that the New York Yankees have been impressive of late. After an ugly 3-6 start and losing their first three series, the Yankees are now 13-8 and 8-2 in their last 10 games. They’ve won 3 games in a row and have won their last 4 series against the Rays, Tigers(!), Mets and the Rays again, going for yet another sweep of the latter team again today.
Hats off the bullpen – they are really stealing the show right now. KEEP IT UP, FELLAS!
The Yankees are about an eighth of the way through the season, so I thought I’d take a look at what’s working, not working and what needs to be taken behind the barn and shot.* Read the rest of this entry
THREE home runs in one game? Who are these guys? Read the rest of this entry
The Yankees first six games are in the books and there’s no sugar-coating it – you don’t want to go 2-4 at home. It’s not all gloom and doom and it’s still early… here’s the good and bad. Read the rest of this entry
Another Opening Day is in the books. Here’s the best and worst of the first Yankees game of 2015. Read the rest of this entry
The 2015 Yankees should consider branding themselves as the Bronx Riddlers because seriously, there’s so many different outcomes you could expect from this team. Read the rest of this entry