Monthly Archives: August 2010

Yankees Notes: A-Rod, Burnett, Berkman, and Matchups

The Yankees are back in the Bronx for a 10-game homestand starting with a four-game set against the Oakland Athletics today. Here are some notes: Alex Rodriguez will begin taking batting practice today and unless there are any setbacks he'll be returning to the lineup as soon as he is eligible on September 5th. A.J. Burnett ...

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Super-Nova Helps Yankees Take Series

Ivan Nova showed today that he might be the shot in the arm the Yankees rotation needs to hold them over during the stretch run as he helped the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago by going 5.2 innings and allowing only one run. Some notes: The Yankees are 14-13 during ...

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Despite Huge Season Cano Overshadowed for MVP

Coming into the season one of the bigger questions was whether or not Robinson Cano was ready to hit out of the no. 5 spot in the Yankees lineup. Afterall, protecting Alex Rodriguez in the batting order is a big deal. If that question wasn't answered on opening day when Cano went 2-for-5 with ...

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Pettitte Feels Good After Latest Bullpen Session

Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News: Andy Pettitte sounded much more encouraged today than he did on Friday. He threw 35 pitches in the bullpen, and despite a plan to throw with the same intensity as last time, Pettitte said the last 20 pitches or so were like a normal bullpen ...

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Yankees Notes: Recap, Nova, and Injury Updates

Two things that have been going well for the Yankees lately, CC Sabathia and their bullpen, both struggled last night, but when your offense scores 12 runs those kind of things are forgiven. Here are some notes: Sabathia went 7 innings, but allowed 5 runs and David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain only managed to ...

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Yankees Win Slug Fest

The Yankees had their ace, CC Sabathia, on the mound, but that didn't end their pitching troubles. They still managed to out slug the White Sox as they won 12-9 behind a four RBI night by rookie Eduardo Nunez.

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Getting Burnett on Track

Everyone knows by now that A.J. Burnett is pitching terribly, leading to speculation that he, like Javier Vazquez, will be skipped in the rotation. Perhaps this will be the case, but it doesn't seem like the solution for the Yankees or Burnett. First off, would skipping a turn actually benefit Burnett? Obviously I am ...

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Yankees Notes: Burnett, Pettitte, Aceves, Berkman, and Nova

A.J. Burnett allowed four runs in the first inning and never settled in as he gave up eight earned runs and the Yankees lost 9-4 in the first game of a three game series against the Chicago White Sox. Here are some notes: Since May 9th, the Yankees are 6-14 when Burnett starts. His numbers during ...

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