Yankees fall to Red Sox 6-5 in 19 inning marathon

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The Yankees played the “comeback kid” three times during the second-longest game in Yankees history, but in the end they were unable to come away with the victory, falling to the Red Sox 6-5 in 19 innings at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored two runs in the sixth inning on a Alex Rodriguez RBI single and a Brian McCann SAC Fly. Chase Headley tied the game in the ninth inning on a solo-shot which sent the game into extras. In the bottom of the 16th inning, (and on his 35th birthday) Mark Teixeira hit a game-tying home run which sent the Yankees to the 17th inning. Finally, in the bottom of the 18th inning, Carlos Beltran hit a RBI double, scoring John Ryan Murphy.

Once upon a April, Nathan Eovaldi started the game for the Yankees, going 5.1 innings and giving up three runs on eight hits. Chris Martin retired two batters, Justin Wilson pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, Dellin Betances pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless inning, David Carpenter pitched a scoreless inning, Chasen Shreve gave up no runs on 3.1 innings of work and Esmil Rogers gave up three runs on 4.2 innings of work.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees have less than 11 hours until the first pitch of Game 2. Adam Warren will take the mound for the Yankees and ..read more

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Red Sox vs. Yankees pitching matchups

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Friday, April 10 Red Sox: Wade Miley (8-12, 4.34 ERA in 2014) Yankees: Nathan Eovaldi (6-14, 4.37 ERA in 2014) Time: 7:05 p.m. T.V./Radio: WPIX/WFAN

Who’s Hot vs. Miley: Brett Gardner (1-for-3, .333 AVG), Brian McCann (2-for-3, .667 AVG)

Who’s Not vs. Miley: Carlos Beltran (1-for-7, .143 AVG), Chase Headley (3-for-17, .176 AVG), Garrett Jones (0-for-3, .000 AVG)

Saturday, April 11 Red Sox: Joe Kelly (6-4, 4.20 ERA in 2014) Yankees: Adam Warren (3-6, 2.97 ERA in 2014) Time: 1:05 p.m. ET T.V./Radio: YES Network/WFAN

Who’s Hot vs. Kelly: Chase Headley (2-for-5, .400 AVG)

Who’s Not vs. Kelly: Garrett Jones (2-for-11, .182 AVG)

Sunday, April 12 Red Sox: Clay Buchholz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (0-1, 9.00 ERA) Time: 8:05 p.m. T.V./Radio: ESPN/WFAN

Who’s Hot vs. Buchholz:  Carlos Beltran (3-for-6, .500 AVG), Stephen Drew (3-for-9, .333 AVG), Alex Rodriguez (10-for-25, .400 AVG), Chris Young (2-for-5, .400 AVG)

Who’s Not vs. Buchholz: Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley (1-for-6, .167 AVG), Mark Teixeira (4-for-25, .160 ..read more

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The Good and The Bad: Drew, Rodriguez, Sabathia and Teixeira

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The Yankees trusted in CC Sabathia to propel the Yankees to a series victory. Unfortunately, a rocky second inning and a lack of offense gave the Yankees their first series loss of the 2015 campaign. While CC Sabathia had some good and bad moments, The offense did have a bit of power and squandered an big RBI chance late in the game. So what was good and bad about last night’s game? Let’s observe.

The Good

Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira go yard: The Yankees were hoping to see this kind of production from Rodriguez and Teixeira at some point during the season, and last night the Yankees got a glimpse of it. Both Rodriguez and Teixeira homered in the sixth inning to give the Yankees two of their three runs. While it was a bright spot last night, you hope Teixeira and Rodriguez would provide this kind of production almost every night.

John Ryan Murphy: At the end of Spring Training, the Yankees chose Murphy over Austin Romine to be the back-up catcher. Murphy showed why the Yankees made the right choice last night, going 2-for-4 with two doubles. He also had two strikeouts, but let’s look at one of the main positives of Murphy’s game; he was the only player in the lineup with a multi-hit game.

CC Sabathia: Take out the second inning and Sabathia had somewhat of a decent start. He struck out eight, didn’t give up a home run and made it into the sixth inning. For the most part, Sabathia showed he had something left in the tank.

The Bad

Stephen Drew: The Yankees pinch-hit Stephen Drew ..read more

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CC’s shaky second inning sends Yankees to 6-3 loss vs. Blue Jays

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For the most part, CC Sabathia had a decent outing for the Yankees. But a shaky second inning sent the Yankees to a 6-3 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored their first run in the bottom of the fifth when Didi Gregorius hit a RBI single to score John Ryan Murphy. In the bottom of the sixth, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira went back-to-back and hit their first home runs of the season.

CC Sabathia went 5.2 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and striking out eight. Esmil Rogers gave up a run in 2.1 innings of work and David Carpenter pitched a scoreless ninth.

What’s Next?

— The famed rivalry is renewed as the Boston Red Sox come to town. Nathan Eovaldi, who is making his Yankees debut, will get the start for the Yankees and will be opposed by Wade Miley. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on WPIX and MLB ..read more

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Yankees turn to CC Sabathia in series finale vs. Blue Jays

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With the first series finale just hours away, the Yankees are sending their former ace to the mound in CC Sabathia. Sabathia hadn’t pitched well during the Spring, which was the reason he didn’t make the Opening Day start and Masahiro Tanaka was dubbed the starter instead. Sabathia makes his season debut tonight, and this is the first time as a Yankee where he didn’t make the Opening Day start, not to mention this would be Sabathia’s first season start since May 10, 2014, where following the game it was revealed he’d miss the season with a knee injury.

“It’s my opener,” Sabathia said to the media following last night’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. “… I don’t want to try to temper myself back. If I’m too amped up, I’m too amped up. It is what it is. I don’t want to kind of put anything on myself. I don’t want no governor. So we’ll see.”

The Yankees are hoping CC Sabathia pitches well during his “opener”. With the offense for the most part lethargic, they need CC to keep them in the game at all times. Sabathia’s last start of Spring Training was somewhat promising–he gave up two runs in the first inning but buckled down and didn’t allow another run to score–and if the Yankees could get anything close to the CC Sabathia they saw during his last start, it surely would be an improvement over the CC they’ve seen in the last two ..read more

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The Good and The Bad: 8th inning, Martin, Miller and Pineda

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If there was one word to describe last night’s Yankees game, it would have to be “bizarre”. For the first seven innings, it seemed the Bronx Bombers would have their second straight loss but after an unconventional rally, the Yankees got their first victory of the 2015 season and all was right in Yankee-land. With the win under our belt, it’s time to dissect the good and the bad from last night’s game. So let’s get to it.

The Good

Chris MartinMy new nickname for Chris Martin is “Coldplay”, because like the actual band, Martin is good. Martin had another scoreless outing for the Yankees and while it’s only been two games, Martin could ultimately be the secret weapon the Yankees need in their bullpen.

8th Inning Rally: While the rally was entertaining, it was one of the most bizarre rallies I have ever seen. No baseballs left the infield, both Brian McCann and Brett Gardner were hit by pitches and the Blue Jays walked Mark Teixeira to load the bases–only for it to backfire when Chase Headley hit an infield RBI single. Like I said, it was a bizarre rally, but if it meant the Yankees getting their first win of the season, I’ll take it.

Andrew Miller: I’m going to be honest: I don’t like the Yankees approach of having a closer by committee, especially with how shaky Dellin Betances has looked over the last month and a half. Andrew Miller entered the game for the Yankees in the ninth and got three quick outs, sealing the deal on their first win of the ..read more

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Rally in the eighth propels Yankees to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

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Over the years, the Yankees have had the oddest rallies. And the Yankees added to the “oddest rally list” when they scored three runs in the eighth without a ball leaving the infield. The rally and Michael Pineda pitching six strong innings led to the Yankees beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees put a run on the board in the sixth inning when Carlos Beltran hit a SAC Fly, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees later scored three runs in the eighth inning on a wild pitch, a HBP RBI for Brian McCann and a ground ball that barely left the infield off the bat of Chase Headley.

Michael Pineda started the game for the Yankees, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out six. Chris Martin pitched a scoreless inning, Dellin Betances gave up an unearned run in an inning of work and Andrew Miller got his first save of the season by pitching a 1, 2, 3 ninth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees return to the stadium tomorrow for the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays. CC Sabathia will start for the Yankees and he’ll be opposed by Daniel Norris. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES ..read more

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Report: Austin Romine clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A Scranton

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Well, it looks like Austin Romine is staying in the Yankees organization after all.

The Yankees have announced Romine has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Romine was designated for assignment following Saturday’s game when the Yankees chose John Ryan Murphy as their back-up catcher. The surprising bit was no one claimed Romine and the Yankees didn’t trade him to a different team. Well, you can never have too much catching depth, that’s what I always say.

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