Author Archives: Brian Burkhart

Jeter, Yanks’ Bats Come Alive – Rout Rangers 12-5

The headline on MLB.com reads "Jeter, Cervelli leads Yanks' five-homer barrage." Of all the improbable headlines, that's right up there with "Jorge Posada steals home in Yankee win" and "Jeter names A-Rod best man in wedding." Not that any game in May can be that important, but this was a relatively big win for the Yankees. ...

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Yankees Mount Comeback, Still Lose To Rangers 7-5

It looked like the Yankees were going to perhaps be able to rally for a victory last night, but unfortunately they fell short. Bartolo Colon's Cy Young quest hit a bit of a speed bump, as he only went 4 and 1/3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs. PitchFX was still clocking him in the ...

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Yanks, Nova Top Rangers 4-1

Ivan Nova was once again excellent last night, holding the Rangers scoreless over 7 and 1/3 innings. While Nova only had 1 strikeout, he had a Chin-Ming Wang like 16 groundball outs. This made him both effective and efficient, as Nova threw only 98 pitches. In fact, Nova probably could have gone longer, but Girardi ...

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Yankees Drop 3rd Straight

A really sloppy game from the Yankees yesterday. AJ Burnett actually pitched very well: 3 hits and 1 walk over 7 IP and a 2.81 FIP. He was hurt by a pair of HBP and defensive errors (one of which was his own). If the Yankees had played a clean game, they very easily could ...

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Tigers Shut Out Yankees 4-0

Last night Freddy Garcia did his best CC Sabathia impression from the night before. No, I don't mean throwing fastballs in the mid-90s; rather that Garcia wasn't perfect, but still racked up a good number of strikeouts and gave the Yankees innings. Garcia went 7, allowing 12 baserunners (10 hits and 2 walks) and striking ...

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CC Not Enough – Yanks Fall To Tigers 4-2

CC Sabathia clearly did not have his best stuff last night, as he allowed 13 base-runners (10 hits and 3 walks). He did however keep the Yankees in the game, allowing only 4 runs over 7 innings. That CC was able to go a full 7 despite all the base-runners is a real credit to ...

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Colon Continues To Produce – Yankees Beat Tigers 5-3

Another good start last night from reclamation project Bartolo Colon helped the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Tigers. If the Yankees were to start a playoff series today, Colon would have to be their #3 starter, if not the #2. Now, clearly there is a decent chance Colon won't keep this up; but ...

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Hughes Results Come Back Negative

Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger reports that all of Phil Hughes' tests have come back negative. So it looks like he doesn't have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome after all. (h/t RAB) As mysterious as Hughes' dead arm is, part of me wonders if this is just part of the risk involved with young pitchers, especially those who ...

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