Browsing Posts tagged Lance Berkman

As highlighted in my article last week which speculated on possible moves, the New York Yankees got started resigning and retooling for 2010.

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As fun of a ride as it was, the 2010 New York Yankee season is over. And now, the Yankees will have to do the only thing they know to help alleviate the stress of losing in the ALCS to the Texas Rangers: spend, spend, and spend.

Let’s take a look at the top priorities for the Yankees as they look forward to the 2011 season.

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The Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees in a game that was a roller coaster of emotions 10-3. Considering his -0.1 WAR on the season, A.J. Burnett pitched masterfully for 5.2 innings before allowing a three-run home run to Bengie Molina. With the win, the Yanks are now one game away from being eliminated.

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Lance Berkman was the key to a Yankee win? In the playoffs?! I can’t believe I’m saying that, but Berkman’s 2 for 4 day, which included a solo home run and RBI double, helped propel the Yankee offense. Old reliable Andy Pettitte got the start for the Bombers on the mound. Pettitte was excellent, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings of work. Kerry Wood threw a perfect eighth inning and Mariano Rivera notched his 41st playoff save, giving the Yanks a 5-2 win and 2-0 series advantage as the series goes back to New York.

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Considering there was a two hour, eleven minute rain delay and it’s getting late, sorry for the lack of a recap. However, the New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2. A.J. Burnett left the game in the third when the rain came, but he allowed one run and that in turn gives him the loss. With the loss, the Yankees Magic Number stays at 3.

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CC Sabathia allowed the first five runners to reach base tonight and the Orioles never looked back. The New York Yankees could not recover and the Baltimore Orioles won 6-2. With the loss and the Tampa Bay win, the Yankee lead in the AL East has shrunk to 1.5 games.

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Poor A.J. Burnett. Everyone, myself included, has had negative things to say about him this year, mainly because of his terribly inconsistent play. However, he pitched what was probably his best game of the year this afternoon in Kansas City but the Yankees could not manage any offense as the Royals won, 1-0. Bryan Bullington picked up the win for the Royals and A.J. unfortunately was saddled with the loss for the Yankees, but if you ask me, the loss should go to the lineup. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 72-45 on the season.

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This, my friends, was a game that you simply did not want to end. In the beginning, Rangers ace Cliff Lee looked just like Cliff Lee, striking out 11 and walking none and leaving with a 6-2 lead. However, the New York Yankees came back to take the lead in the top of the ninth and win it by a total of 7-6. Kerry Wood picked up the win and Mariano Rivera certainly earned the save. The Yanks move to 70-43 on the year and gain a game  over the Tampa Bay Rays following their afternoon loss to the Detroit Tigers.

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Dustin Moseley moved up a day in the rotation and turned in a commanding start, throwing 6 1/3 innings while enjoying plenty of run support as the Yankees pounded the Red Sox, 7-2.

With Tampa Bay getting shut down by Brandon Morrow this afternoon, the Yankees now have a two-and-a-half game lead in the AL East.

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CC Sabathia allowed three runs off eight hits through 6 2/3 innings of work, but lost his second consecutive start. The Yankees could get nothing going off Rays’ starter James Shields, who worked into the eighth inning and shutout the Yankees 3-0. After losing two of three to second-place Tampa Bay, the Yankees’ AL East lead has been cut to one game.

If you're going to strikeout, at least have killer sideburns ... AP Photo


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