Author Archives: Eric Communiello

Series Preview: Yankees at Tigers


The theme of the series with the Tigers?  Old faces in new places. The New York Yankees (21-9) are headed to Detroit to play a four game series with the Tigers (17-14) to start off this week.  As I'm sure everyone already knows, three former Yankees currently call Comerica Park home.  Tigers' left fielder Johnny Damon, ...

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Injury Bug Continues to Plague Yankees

Even Robbie isn

After a 10-3 drubbing of the Red Sox last night, the talk of the town was on the health of the Yankees instead of the fantastic pitching by Phil Hughes.  Coming into this series the Yankees had their share of dings and dents, but after game one the list has gotten longer. In the 5th inning, ...

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Live Blog: Get Out Your Brooms

Andy Pettitte on the hill.

Today's game against the Orioles will be played at 1:05PM.  Since most people will either be working or at school, I thought I'd live blog today's game and keep everybody updated.  Feel free to use this as a game thread and post any comments about the game or questions you have for me in the ...

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Yankees Expected to Activate Outfielder Greg Golson

Greg Golson

As has been speculated since Curtis Granderson went down with the groin injury, the Yankees appear set to activate outfielder Greg Golson for tonight's game against the Orioles.  Golson has played 21 games in centerfield for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, hitting just .253/.289/.430.  He projects to be a pinch runner and late inning defensive replacement during ...

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Series Preview: Yankees vs. Orioles


Anybody else got that de ja vu feeling?  After playing a quick weekend series against the Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees open up shop against a familiar foe, the Baltimore Orioles.  The Yankees and Orioles played three games in Baltimore last week and the Yankees took two of three from the O’s behind ...

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Who is 'Die Hard'-est?

Die Hard Index

I have no problem proclaiming to the world that I'm a huge nerd, so it's no surprise that I really like infographics.  For those of you unfamiliar with what an infographic (or information graphic) is, according to Wikipedia it is a "visual representation of information, data or knowledge."  Also known as interesting info portrayed in a cool ...

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Brett Gardner's Early Success

Brett Gardner singles in a run.

In a response to Rob’s earlier post about Marcus Thames’ superhuman production this season, I thought I’d shed some light on Thames' platoon buddy, Brett Gardner.  Warning to all readers: I’m a very big fan of Gardner and he has become one of my favorite players since breaking in with the club in 2008.  Having ...

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Series Preview: Yankees at Orioles

Phil Hughes Dominates Oakland

The New York Yankees wrap up their nine game road trip with a three game series against the Baltimore Orioles.  It’s been a start to forget for Baltimore so far this season, as they sport a 3-16 record through their first 19 games.  Baltimore’s offense is mostly to blame, as they’ve averaged only a measly ...

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