Author Archives: Dan Reiner

How the 2008 First-Round Pick Effects the Present-Day Yankees

Think the Yankees could use a little more strength in the middle of the bullpen or a better spot-starter than Chad Gaudin? Not many people remember the Yanks' first-round draft pick in the 2008 June Amateur Draft. Well, that's because he didn't sign. The Yankees took 6-4, 220 pound right hander Gerrit Cole with the 28th ...

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Up and Down Goes the Coaster as Thames, Yanks Walk Off on Top

Yes, the four-hour slug-fest returned Monday night for yet another memorable game. I'm going to try to keep this as short as possible. The Yankees spanked Daisuke Matsuzaka in the first inning. Derek Jeter singled to lead off the inning, followed by a Brett Gardner single and a Mark Teixiera walk to load the bases. Alex ...

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Fools! Johnson Contemplating Surgery, Could Be Out 'Till August

I didn't like it, you didn't like it, but Brian Cashman liked it. When Cashman signed 32-year-old 1B/DH Nick Johnson to a 1-year, 5.5 million dollar deal over the off season, you could sense problems coming. Sure enough, Johnson headed to the DL May 8th due to an inflamed wrist, his tenth trip in his ...

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Yanks Turn on the Jets Late, Split Double-Header

As the Yankees broke their first 3-game losing streak of the season, Phil Hughes just kept on rolling. After a Brett Gardner single and steal of second in the first inning, Alex Rodriguez singled him in with two outs. In the third with one out, Derek Jeter walked and stole second, and was driven in by ...

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Game 26: The Rotation Keeps on Rollin'

Yet another big performance from yet another big starter. The Yankees beat the Orioles 4-1 with ease (probably easier than last night). AJ Burnett brought his A-game yet again, going 7-plus innings of one run ball. His one earned run was thanks to his own error in the top of the third. Garrett Atkins led off with ...

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Game 25: Yanks Dominate Orioles; Jeter and Tex Receive Gold Gloves

Dear Curtis, we're doing fine without you. Love, your fellow outfielders. In probably the fastest game of the season, the Yankees beat the Orioles 4-1 quite easily, on the day where Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter finally received their Gold Gloves. Matt Wieters gave the O's a 1-0 lead in the second with a rocket over the ...

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Game 21: Ladies and Gentleman.. The Robinson Cano Show

The show was hot, hot, hot tonight, leading the Yankees to a 4-0 victory over the Orioles, to win yet another series. Derek Jeter led off the game with a single, and Mark Teixeira moved him to third with a double. Alex Rodriguez hit a sac fly. Moving right along to the bottom of the third, ...

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Game 19: Seriously? Yanks' Lose to MLB-Worst O's

Thought this first series against the Baltimore Orioles would be a breeze? Perhaps not. The Yankees fell short to the O's 5-4, behind staff ace Kevin Millwood and to the dismay of a shaky Yankee bullpen. The first inning and a half went quickly. Luke Scott led off the O's second with a single to left, followed ...

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