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Joe Girardi discouraged about lineup woes

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The Yankees are going to be without the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury and the power of Mark Teixeira, meaning they are going to have to find a way to manufacture runs without those two in the lineup. Game after game, the media has asked Joe Girardi about the Yankees offensive woes and everyday he's given an answer. ...

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What’s wrong with Brian McCann?

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After last night's extra inning loss, the media asked Brian McCann to assess himself for the first 81 games of the season. His answer? "Horrible." McCann wasn't in the lineup today and the media spend most of the pregame press conference asking Joe Girardi about why he thinks McCann believes he's performing terribly and Girardi just figured ...

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Soriano gets a chance to hit against Lester

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Ichiro Suzuki has been the Yankees most consistent hitter against lefties; in fact, he has an .841 OPS. So it was quite puzzling to see Ichiro out of the lineup this evening against Jon Lester, the left handed ace for the Boston Red Sox. Some of the notable left handed hitters were in the lineup facing Lester ...

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Despite Nuno’s outing, Yankees still need another starting pitcher

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Before last night's start, Vidal Nuno hadn't won a game at Yankee Stadium this season. Luckily for the Yankees, Nuno pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and was backed up by three home runs to give the Yankees a 6-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. During Joe Girardi's press conference, Girardi kept using this word when he had ...

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Girardi explains (again) reason for not skipping rotation

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For the last three days, Joe Girardi had been asked the same question over and over: "Why didn't he skip Vidal Nuno today which forces Masahiro Tanaka to pitch tomorrow?" He was asked that question once again before the game started and Girardi became irritated. However, his irritation let him to give a thorough answer--even ...

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Is Masahiro Tanaka’s fastball losing velocity due to fatigue?

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So far this season, Masahiro Tanaka has undoubtedly been the Yankees best pitcher. He's done everything the Yankees have asked of him and he's done a great job adjusting to the United States after pitching in Japan. With that being said, it's become apparent Tanaka is still adjusting to Major League Baseball's rotation rules, causing a ...

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Random thoughts going into the Red Sox series

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With the off day today, I thought I would take time to reflect on the Yankees as they prepare for a three game series where the Boston Red Sox come to town. -- After coming off another bad start where Nuno  gave up multiple home runs (again), he's going to face the Boston Red Sox who have dangerous home ...

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Yankees avoid sweep with 5-3 victory over Blue Jays

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One night after the Yankees lost a heart breaker, they were able to leave Toronto with a good taste in their mouth, beating the Blue Jays 5-3 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. After trailing 1-0, the Yankees were able to put up a four-spot on the Jays in the fourth inning with a Francisco ...

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