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I’ve been waiting for this day to come. The day when the Yankees FINALLY got the better of the self-proclaimed King Felix Hernandez. Hernandez gave up six earned runs (two HRs) on nine hits in six innings. Teix and Chris Dickerson (yes, the same Chris Dickerson that doesn’t have a John Sterling HR Call) homered off the King. Isn’t life grand, Seattle? 

With the win, the Yankee record improves to 89-57. The Yankees are four games ahead of the Red Sox in the loss column. Their magic number sits at nine. 

Atta Boy Teix--AP Photo

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The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets by a score of 9-3 this cloudy afternoon. The Mets had a two-run lead for most of the game, but the offense exploded in the seventh to put the Yankees on top for good. Luis Ayala got the win for the Yanks and Mike Pelfrey took the loss for the Mets. The Yankees move to 25-20 with the win and the Mets move to 22-24 with the loss.

Gold Glove, Silly Face - Mike Stobe/Getty Images

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What. A. Mess. That’s all I can really say after the Yankees 4-1 win over the Orioles tonight. In a game that featured a Bartolo Colon eight inning masterpiece, a Mariano Rivera blown save, 31 total runners left on base, a Chris Dickerson cracked helmet, AJ Burnett running the bases, and Jeremy Gutherie (Thursday’s starter) coming in, in-relief, the Yankees finally prevailed, pushing their record to 22-19. There’s so much to get to with this game, so let’s gooo.

Big Bart Dealing

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It’s been a week since the Yankees held that familiar victory gathering in the infield following a win, so their 6-2 win tonight over Tampa Bay made it that much sweeter.

Alex Rodriguez hit a pair of homers and David Robertson pinned the Rays with the bases loaded, leading the way as the Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak. Yankee fans: you no longer have to hold your breath, or grow your beard, or wear the same clothes until the Yankees win.

CC with the Belichick look?

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Via Bryan Hoch, the Yankees have traded long reliever Sergio Mitre to the Brewers for Triple A center fielder, Chris Dickerson. Dickerson is a career .282/.382/.440 hitter in the Triple A and has a career 15.5 UZR. The soon-to-be 28-year-old was awful last season (.206/.250/.268 in 106 PA), but he hit .283/.383/.440 with 16 steals while with the Reds from 2008-2009 (421 PA). Dickerson has one option remaining. In light of the Granderson injury, Dickerson gives the Yankees extra outfield depth.

This trade brings an end to Mitre’ two-year career in the Bronx. Mitre wasn’t spectacular with the Yankees and with the Spring Training invitees and added bullpen depth, he was pushed away down the totem pole.

All things considered, this trade means that Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia, and Bartolo Colon will make the team. Colon is really making a strong push for the rotation this spring. In 15 innings, Colon has allowed four runs, one walk while striking out 17. Garcia hasn’t been as good, giving up nine runs in 13 innings while striking out 12, but he should still be the team’s fifth starter.

In case one of the free agent veterans go down, the Yankees signed free agent starter Kevin Millwood to a minor league deal. The Yankees gave Millwood no guaranteed money. He was signed to a pro-rated $1.5 million deal with incentives, but he has to be on the Yankees’ 25-man big league roster by May 1 or the deal is void. Millwood will go to extended spring training and serves as insurance for Garcia and Colon, both of whom appear to have made the team.

I talked about Millwood six weeks ago. I used this statement which is actually close to what happened..

His asking price is a little high, but I think the Yankees would become interested if he lowered his demands to a $2 million base with a bunch of incentives. Something likeFreddy Garcia got, except for a guaranteed roster spot.

It’s 100% low risk for the Yanks and I like all of the moves they made today.