Browsing Posts tagged Nick Swisher

The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees early this morning 2-1 in the 12th inning. With the late loss, we unfortunately missed the opportunity to see Mariano Rivera tie Trevor Hoffman’s save record at 601. Still, the Red Sox and Rays lost, so the Yankees lose no ground in the standings.

Gold Glove? - AP

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The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays tonight by a final score of 6-4. Bartolo Colon was serviceable, but Boone Logan picked up the win and Dave Robertson picked up a two-inning save as the Yankees take a full-game lead over the Red Sox in the division. 

Career Hit #1 for Jesus - Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

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The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles twice on Saturday; 8-3 in the afternoon game, and 17-3 in the nightcap. 25 runs in one day – wow. Both starters, Bartolo Colon and Ivan Nova, won their respective starts. With the two wins, the Yankees  move to 63-42 and pick up a half game on the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago White Sox 10-2. 

Total Team Effort on Saturday - AP

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The New York Yankees simply destroyed the Oakland Athletics tonight by a score of 17-7. Tonight’s game was long, sloppy, hot, humid, and just an uneventful time after the Yanks put up a nine-spot in the third inning. Phil Hughes couldn’t finish five innings so Hector Noesi picked up the victory. With the win, the Yankees move to 58-39.

Fist Pumps for the GS - Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

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After racking up 18 big ones last season, Phil Hughes recorded his first win of 2011 today. Hughes gave the Yanks a quality start, tossing six innings of two run ball as the Yankees came away victorious, 7-2. Brett Gardner continued his hot hitting, recording three hits and three runs. With the win, the Yankees improve to 55-37 and currently sit one game behind the Boston Red Sox.

Yep, It Was A Hot One

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The Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees tonight by a score of 6-3. It was a pitchers’ duel that quickly turned into a slugging contest, a contest the Yankees rarely lose. With the loss, the Yankees have now lost two straight as their record dips to 50-33.

Ugh, AJ - AP

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The New York Yankees defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in an impressive offensive outburst. Freddy Garcia got the win for the Yankees as they outscored the Brew Crew 12-2. With the win, the Bombers move to 46-31.

See Ya, Zack - Nick Laham, Getty Images

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Old Timers’ Day is always one of the most fun days of the year. But today had special meaning. Long-time trainer Gene Monohan will retire at the end of the season and threw out the first pitch today to Jorge Posada. Joe Torre and Bernie Williams also made their returns to Yankee Stadium, but Adam will have more on that later. The Yankees honored their long-time trainer and the Yankee legends with a 6-4 win in the rubber game of this three game set. With the win, the Yankees to improve to 45-31 overall and 22-4 during day games.

 

Whitey, Yogi, and Joe

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The Yankees went into tonight’s game playing with house money. They had the series already won with their Triple A special taking the mound against the Reds’ ace, Jonny Cueto. Starter Brian Gordon gave up three homers (four total runs) over five innings. The Reds blew the game open late when they scored six earned off of Hector Noesi. This Chris Hainsey character mashed three home runs. I literally know nothing about him, but hitting three bombs in one game is pretty cool. Nick Swisher kept up his hot hitting ways, blasting a second inning solo home run (his eighth). A-Rod played this game and stroked a double in the eighth inning. Good to see him back in there.

Overall, the Yanks went 4-2 on their NL Central road trip, which they have to be happy with. The Yanks will have Thursday off as they head home with a 43-30 record, (1 game behind Boston). They will start a three-game set with the Rockies on Friday night.

Friday, 7:05 PM: Ubaldo Jimenez (2-7, 4.68 ERA) vs. AJ Burnett (7-5, 4.08 ERA)

In case you missed it last night, Nick Swisher absolutely crushed a three-home run in the eighth inning that proved to be the game winner. Yankee fans know Swisher has been struggling, posting a line of .230/.361/.370 with only seven home runs. Despite hitting a career high .288 last season, Swisher has a higher on-base percentage (.361) this season than he did last season (.359). Obviously there’s a lot of season left, but Swisher’s 46 walks in 66 games is definitely a great sign. (Swish only walked 58 times last year, a career low).

Happy Father's Day, Steve Swisher

Over his last 22 games, the Swishalicious Yankee has posted a line of .306/.453/.597 in 95 plate appearances. I think I speak for all Yankee fans when I say, Welcome Back, Nick.