Tag Archives: Masahiro Tanaka

Brett Gardner’s back (but he’s hitting 8th in the order)

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Let's start with the good news and then we'll go to the bad news. Good News: Brett Gardner is back in the Yankees lineup. Bad News: Brett Gardner is hitting eighth in the order. Is Joe Girardi going to stick with Gardner lower in the order and Jacoby Ellsbury in the lead-off spot? The answer is...no. See, Girardi's lineup is ...

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Shawn Kelley’s latest internet find a good luck charm for Yankees

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  Last week, Shawn Kelley was browsing the internet and had a tab opened to Amazon.com, trying to find his latest purchase. He happened to come across a horse mask, worth $19.32 and had a rating of 4.5 stars. He figured he would buy the mask, just to garner a few laughs in the Yankees clubhouse. Instead, ...

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Gardner and Ellsbury sit vs. Sale…with injuries

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The Yankees are facing the White Sox ace Chris Sale today in the final game of this three game set and if there's one thing the Yankees lineup is lacking, it's their main lefty hitters. Brian McCann, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury all weren't in the lineup, but in the case of Gardner and Ellsbury, ...

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Masahiro Tanaka continues to make progress

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This was supposed to be the pregame notes before the game but I was having an issue trying to post it (my WordPress app was not cooperating with me). So instead, I scrapped the other notes only applying to before the game and just left the main story: Masahiro Tanaka taking the next step in his return to the Yankees ...

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Beltran scratched from lineup with sore elbow

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I won't be around for the Yankees game tonight (I'm still going to do the Yankees recap) so I guess you could consider this a very condensed Yankees pregame post. Nothing much is happening, except for injury news on Carlos Beltran and Masahiro Tanaka. --Carlos Beltran was scratched from the Yankees lineup due to feeling soreness ...

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Jeter completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation, and just last week Shawn Kelley did the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka. Lou Gehrig's disease). Following the Ice Bucket Challenge, Kelley nominated Derek Jeter to take a dip in ice water, and a week later, Derek Jeter accepted. Don't worry, ...

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Phelps role up in the air as he progresses

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David Phelps hasn't felt pain in his triceps for a week and he anticipates to be back by the beginning of September, but with Michael Pineda back in the Yankees rotation and Shane Greene pitching so well, you'd have to wonder if Phelps role could be in the bullpen as the Yankees go down the ...

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Derek Jeter is once again the Yankees DH

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Derek Jeter has made it perfectly clear that he's not a fan of being the designated hitter. In fact, he said this last night: “I don’t DH much. You go in the cage between at-bats. That’s about it. It’s not something that I do a lot of. To be honest with you, I’m not sure how ...

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