Author Archives: Dan Reiner

Alex Rodriguez vs. Dallas Braden: Who Can Be the King of the Hill?

Alex Rodriguez: Age 34: 585 career home runs, .305 career batting average, 3-time MVP Dallas Braden: Age 26: 14-21 career, 4.68 career ERA Rodriguez off Braden career: 3-6, HR On Thursday, Alex Rodriguez hit a single off Dallas Braden. Robinson Cano followed and fouled off a ball during the at-bat. On the foul ball, Rodriguez went from first ...

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Game 9: Welcome Phil! Have You Seen Tex?

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson becomes the first colored baseball player, breaking the color barrier. 63 years later, with his number retired around baseball, the legend lives on. On a night where every player and umpire in the MLB wore the number 42, the Yankees (who have 4 1/2 African-American players) defeated the Angels 6-2. The ...

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Game 8: …Melky..?

Alright so it's a little early to be jumping on Javy Vazquez, as Rob posted here earlier. Vazquez came out a bit stronger this outing opposed to last, when he allowed 8 hits and 8 earned in 5.2 innings. After two quick innings, Chone Figgin's replacement, Brandon Wood, led off with a single followed by a steal. ...

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Game 4: Debacle 1

Well, at least we can say we got that first big loss out of the way early. The Yanks got spanked by the Rays in the series opener in Tampa on Friday, 9-3. The first three innings were swift, with a couple hits and walks from both teams. In the fourth, Nick Johnson got his first ...

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Game 2: The Empire Strikes Back

0-162? As if. The Yankees rebounded quickly with a win in game number two of the season, defeating the Red Sox 6-4. After the Yanks went down quietly 1-2-3 in the top of the first, the Red Sox and Jacoby Ellsbury jumped on AJ Burnett in his season debut immeadiately. Ellsbury led off with a single, ...

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Possible Yankee Milestones to See Broken in 2010

I've just been looking around at Yankee player stats to see which milestones could potentially be broken this season. This is what I came up with: Alex Rodriguez needs 17 home runs to reach 600 career HR, joining only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr. Alex Rodriguez needs 117 ...

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Highlighting the 2010 Schedule

As we look at the Yankees' 2010 schedule, there really are no very easy stretches at any point this season. First, we'll look at it by month, then by important series' and dates. Schedule by Month: The Yanks open up the season seeing 15 road games and only 7 home games. It's possibly the toughest part of ...

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The Legend of Freddy Sez

Anyone who has ever been to any single game at Yankee Stadium knows the scene: It's a musty May night, and the game has been moving along swiftly, maybe a run here and there. Around the fifth inning, about the same time as the Great New York Subway Race and the YMCA, you start to ...

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