Monthly Archives: August 2010

Your 1st Place New York Yankees

Phil Hughes was not at his best tonight, but he had the benefit of a nine run night by the Yankees offense that including three homers by Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, and Curtis Granderson as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Meanwhile, their division rivals the Tampa Bay Rays and ...

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Enough Moseley, Vazquez Deserves Back in the Rotation

The Yankees never really planned on using Dustin Moseley this season. They signed him as insurance and only called him up so he wouldn't opt-out of his contract. Then Andy Pettitte went down and he became an important member of the 2010 Yankees. He hasn't even done that poorly, in his starts the Yankees are 7-4. ...

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Remember Chien-Ming Wang?

Wang, once the Yankees most reliable starter, is now in the minor leagues with the Washington Nationals It may seem like a distant memory, but there was a period of time where a man in the Washington Nationals minor league system was the Yankees ace from 2006-2008. It's hard to forget the tailspin that ...

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Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Berkman, Aceves

The Yankees are taking on the A's again today and might not need as much offense with Phil Hughes on the mound. A strong start today would probably go very far in easing the fear of the playoff rotation. Here are some notes: Alex Rodriguez went through a pregame workout with no problems yesterday. It ...

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Yankees Offense Keep Rolling

Marcus Thames hit his 6th home run in as many games as the Yankees slugged their way past the Oakland A's 11-5. Here are some notes: Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup and hit a 3rd inning home run that put the Yankees ahead 4-3. Dustin Moseley started and did not have his best stuff. ...

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Ivan Nova: Cool As Ice

"No nerves, no pressure at all." (Tim Britton: Yankees.com) As said by a rookie pitching for the New York Yankees in New York City, the largest media market in all of sports. Ivan Nova, or as he is known now as "Super Nova" has proven in only two starts that he can handle the big stage.  He ...

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Yankees Hall of Famer: Babe Ruth

photo by Rob Abruzzese

George Herman Ruth was better known as Babe Ruth or The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, The Great Bambino, The Wali of Wallop, The Rajah of Rap, The Caliph of Clout, The Wazir of Wham, The Maharajah of Mash, The Behemoth of Bust, The King of Swing, The Terrible ...

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Yankees: Worst Rotation, Best Bullpen Last 30 Days

Early in the season the Yankees were carried by their strong rotation and were constantly hurt by their poor bullpen. Lately it has been the exact opposite though. At one point CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte, and Phil Hughes were among the league leaders in wins. Even A.J. Burnett and Javier Vazquez ...

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