Browsing Posts tagged Jorge Posada

Freddy Garcia was chased very early, and the Yankees trailed for the rest of the night, suffering a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Opening a 10-game homestand tonight the Yankees had their chances against Sox ace Jon Lester and closer Jonathan Papelbon, but ultimately weren’t able to get the timely hits they needed to grind out a win.

Recap after the jump.
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The Yankees trailed 4-1 as they entered the bottom of the eighth, trying to conjure some of that walk-off magic – something that’s been a part of baseball in the Bronx for as long as I can remember. With two runs in each of the last two innings, the Yanks did just that, as Mark Teixeira’s walk-off single capped off a four-run late-inning rally to give the Yankees a 5-4 victory over Toronto. continue reading…

Seven Orioles pitchers held the Yankees without a single earned run for 14 innings Wednesday night.

Thursday’s starter, Brad Bergesen, repeated the feat, but for all of just four pitches.

The Yanks unloaded on the Orioles, early and often, on their way to a 13-2 thrashing.
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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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In a strange twist of events tonight, Jorge Posada was placed ninth in the batting lineup by manager Joe Girardi. According to Jack Curry’s source, Posada pulled himself from tonight’s game against Boston after an alleged “hissy fit” after a confrontation with Girardi. Yankee GM Brian Cashman appeared on the FOX broadcast to confirm that Posada was not injured and did in fact pull himself from the lineup to Ken Rosenthal. All we know for certain now is that Jorge Posada will address the media after tonight’s game, according to the Cashman interview.

To editorialize, I believe Jorge made a huge mistake tonight by pulling himself from the lineup, on both a legacy and financial level. When talking about his legacy, the last thing I want to think of is Posada’s refusal to play in a game based strictly on where the manager placed him in the lineup. If a AA-call up was batting .165, he would not be good enough to even be in the nine-hole, let alone on the roster. Financially, according to Buster Olney and Jack Curry, the Yankees are exercising options to not pay him, based on the language in his contract. Unfortunately, this will get uglier before it gets better, so tune in to the YES Network tonight to hear the news straight from the horses mouth after tonight’s game is over.

The New York Yankees added two home runs to their league leading total of 29 and AJ Burnett went 5.1 innings as the Yankees before Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the season and Ivan Nova took the loss as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-5.

Mark has been visiting his buddy Rob Thomson quite often (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Tonight marked Nick Swisher’s night to wear a whipped cream pie, courtesy of AJ Burnett of course, after lifting a sac fly in the 10th inning that secured a 6-5 Yankee victory over the Orioles – only after trailing 5-0 after four-and-a-half innings.

Swisher said, “It doesn’t get any better than that pie.” When I receive my diploma, I’d like for someone to pie me just so I know exactly what that’s like.
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The Yankees won the opening game of this shortened two game set against the Orioles, 7-4. Alex Rodriguez’s first inning, three-run home run set the pace for the Bombers as they cruised to an easy victory. AJ Burnett got the start for the Yankees and lasted 6.1 innings, giving up four earned runs and seven hits. Mariano Rivera recorded his fifth save with the win. With the victory, the Yankees move to 6-4 on the young season while Burnett improves to 3-0.

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Eleven total home runs were hit at Yankee Stadium this weekend. The Yankees continued that trend tonight, smacking two home runs en route to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Ivan Nova gave the Yankees a quality start (six innings, three runs) and allowed the impressive trio of JoSoMo to work their magic over the last three innings. Nova recorded his first win and the confidence of Yankee fans. With the win, the Yankees improve to 3-1 on the young season.

A-Rod Getting Love After His First Inning HR

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The Detroit Tigers out-slugged the Yankees this afternoon behind a pair of two-run homers from Miguel Cabrera and four hits and four RBI from the most recent Yankee killer, Brennan Boesch. In his first start of the year, Phil Hughes – whose second-half struggles carried into October last season – picked up right where he left off: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 HR. The way Hughes and Bartolo Colon pitched this afternoon, the Yanks didn’t really deserve to get the win.

The dream of 162-0 – so close we could almost taste it – is over.

"First win! Let's go celebr -- oh, wait, that's right…"

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