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Yankees Wild Card hopes are beginning to fade

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So this dose of reality is going to be tough to swallow: the Yankees are 5.5 games out of the second wild card spot and according to the Wild Card standings they are in the same position as the New York Mets. Being 5.5 games out of the Wild Card with roughly 19 games to play ...

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Derek Jeter Day the highlight of today

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Joe Girardi sat on the podium during the pregame press conference, recollecting the significance Yankees captain Derek Jeter has had on this organization for the past 20 seasons. Girardi wasn't just Derek Jeter's manager--he was also his ex-teammate in the late 1990's and he knows like everyone else, it's always hard to fathom when the end ...

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Masahiro Tanaka believes the fatigue is gone

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Masahiro Tanaka threw a 36-pitch bullpen session today and he believes his arm soreness and fatigue is in the past. “I feel that it’s way stronger than it was, so way better,” Tanaka said. “I think the fatigue is done.” Even if the Yankees are eliminated from the playoffs, they want to get Tanaka ready to the ...

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Yankees need to win games to stay in Wild Card race

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Last nights 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals was a heart breaker. But what was even worse was they didn't take advantage of an opportunity. The Detroit Tigers lost last night, the Seattle Mariners won and the Toronto Blue Jays won. Just like that, the Yankees are now trying to keep pace with the ...

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Time for the Yankees to scoreboard watch

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The Yankees have little control of where they are in the standings, all they can focus on at this point in the season is winning games against who they play. In order for the postseason puzzle to fall to place, they're going to have to start scoreboard watching and only hope the other teams ahead of ...

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Masahiro Tanaka to throw a bullpen on Saturday

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Masahiro Tanaka is getting back into the swing of things, and the next step for him is going to be a bullpen which is scheduled for Saturday. The last time Tanaka attempted to return to the Yankees, he faced a setback. Due to the setback, Girardi wouldn't say what would be the next step for Tanaka after his ...

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Martin Prado out with “mild, mild hamstring” injury

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When Martin Prado was taken out of the game last night, fans thought that they would be without one of the Yankees hottest hitters for possibly the rest of the season. Luckily, Joe Girardi said Prado's hamstring injury is mild, and he shouldn't miss too much time. “We’ll see tomorrow, but right now he’s down,” Girardi ...

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Joe Girardi won’t move Derek Jeter down in the lineup

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This has been a topic of discussion in Yankees land today, and some Yankees fans (myself included) believe it would be a better move to have the struggling Derek Jeter (who hit .207 in August) move down in the order. Joe Girardi moved Jorge Posada down in the lineup in 2011 and he flat-out benched ...

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