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Bartolo Colon had his worst Yankee performance tonight as he gave way to eight runs (three earned) in 2/3 of an inning. Eduardo Nunez’s throwing error led to five Toronto runs. Despite the lopsided score, the Jays only out-hit the Yanks by six (20 to 14). The Yanks did get the game within two (9-7) in the sixth inning. The Yankees scored seven earned runs off of Toronto starter, Jo-Jo Reyes. Andruw Jones smacked two homers in the loss and Robinson Cano and Brett The Jet had three hits. The entire Yankee bullpen was atrocious. Meat-Tray gave up four runs, Noesi gave up two. Jose Bautista left with an injury that the Jays just can’t afford.

Just Didn't Have It Tonight

Overall, this was a write off game for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia takes the ball tomorrow night to right the ship.

Friday, 7:10 PM: Freddy Garcia (7-6, 3.13 ERA) vs. Brandon Morrow (5-4, 4.06 ERA)

June 9th. That was the last time the Yankees lost a series. After tonight’s loss to the Indians, that date moves to July 6th. The Bombers ninth inning rally fell short as the Indians held on to a 5-3 victory. After three straight hits in the ninth, the Indians brought in All-Star closer, Chris Perez to put out the fire. The Yankees were able to cut the deficit to 5-3, but Perez retired his only three hitters to preserve the win.

Hughesy Is Back

Phil Hughes started the game and gave the Bombers five innings of two-run ball. Hughes had a dicey first inning, giving way to two runs, but settled in. Hughes gave up six hits and walked two, but his velocity was in the low to mid 90s. It’s a start for Hughes and something to build off of for the second half. He gave the Yankees a chance to win, but the offense just couldn’t muster anything off of Cleveland starter, Justin Masterson. Masterson threw eight shutout innings, giving up only three hits. I’m sure the Red Sox would love to have him back now.

Derek Jeter went 1 for 3, picking up his 2,997th hit. He moves three hits away with four games to go before the break. Expect a celebration in the Bronx this weekend for Jeet.

The Yankee bullpen was shotty tonight. Sergio Mitre, who is nothing more than a placeholder until Rafael Soriano returns, gave up two runs in 1.1 innings. Boone Logan gave up a shot to Lonnie Chisenhall (love the name).

The Bombers will now head home for the final four games before the Break. These games have importance though with Tampa Bay, who only trail by four games.

Thursday, 7:05 PM: Jeff Niemann (3-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Bartolo Colon (6-3, 2.88 ERA)

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.

We are roughly one week away from Spring Training officially kicking off. Football is finally over, I really don’t care too much about February NBA games, and I’ve never watched an NHL game before so discussing the Bombers is what’s on tap for today. In my estimation, five Spring Training pitching stories will take center stage when all of the Bombers report..

A-Rod Eating Popcorn Won't Be One..

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Per every baseball website, the New York Yankees released their official 25-man roster for the American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins. Check out who’s in and who’s out as our Yankees prepare to continue their dominance of the Twins.

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In a game that featured not one, but TWO A-Bombs, two Mark Teixeira text messages, a Nick Swisher shot, and a Curtis Granderson long ball has to figure to be a Yankee win, right? Wrong. The Boston Red Sox shipped down to the Bronx and took down Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees 10-8. With the tough loss and the Rays win, Tampa Bay jumps back into first place.

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Actually, bad doesn’t paint the whole picture. Atrocious is more like it.


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In the final game of a four game series, the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers by a tally of 11-5. Phil Hughes earned his 15th win of the season. With the win, the Yanks take the series 3-1. The Yankees take a half-game lead in the AL East with the win and have a record of 75-46.

Robinson Cano hits an RBI double to left field. Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

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Johnny Damon returned to the Bronx tonight, and got a nice applause in his first at-bat. Other than that, the Yankee Stadium crowd didn’t cheer about much else. The offense was (again) shut down by a pitcher the Yankees have never faced before, and a late rally came up small, as Detroit prevailed, 3-1.

The Red Sox were off tonight, but the Rays managed to beat Cliff Lee, so the Yanks are now tied atop the AL East with their rivals from Tampa. Their lead in the Wild Card sits at five-and-a-half games.

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After struggling to get any offense in the first two games of the series, the New York Yankees exploded for eight runs off of thirteen hits to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-0. A.J. Burnett was dominant in 6.1 innings of work and picked up his second straight victory in which he’s allowed no runs. With the win, the Yankees move to 64-36 on the 100-game-old season.

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