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Carlos Correa after drinking first beer: ‘It tastes bad’

Carlos Correa and his Houston Astros teammates enjoyed the sweet taste of victory after shutting out the New York Yankees in a 3-0 AL Wild Card win in the Big Apple. But the 21-year-old rookie phenom admitted something that occurred after the win left a bitter taste in his mouth: Trying his first beer. “It tastes bad,” Correa told SI’s Ben Reiter. Correa recently was the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Beltran, Beltre and the greatest active players without a ring

Carlos Beltran‘s season ended last night in the same way it’s ended in each of the last 18 seasons he’s spent time playing Major League Baseball: without a championship. Beltran, one of the greatest postseason hitters of all time, with 16 home runs and a 192 wRC+ in 223 plate appearances, did what little he could against Dallas Keuchel, producing one of the three New York Yankees...
Via Fangraphs
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The Yankees didn’t get screwed by the strike zone

During last night’s Wild Card game live blog, there were a few readers (presumably Yankee fans) who were very upset with the strike zone being called by home plate umpire Eric Cooper. 10:42 Comment From Hank Cooper is a joke – that one was 4-6? off the plate! Comment From Cb Why is Sipp getting the benefit of the doubt on all these 3-ball count pitches on the edge? Comment...
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: CC Sabathia already at Connecticut rehab facility

CC Sabathia reportedly was spotted at Silver Hill Hospital, a costly and celebrity friendly rehab facility in New Canaan, Conn., per an eyewitness account by a fellow patient. “I saw him walking in here this morning,” the patient told the New York Daily News. “He looked kind of sad. He’s a big guy. I know he probably doesn’t want to be here, but I think that he did...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees End Season in Disappointing Fashion

The Yankees 2015 season is officially over. Not at game 162 but just one after, in game 163. This hurts. There’s no way around it. There’s no way to sugarcoat the pain, at least not right now. On Tuesday night, the Yankees went out with a whimper against the Houston Astros, losing 3-0 and mustering just three hits, all singles, against Dallas Keuchel operating on three days rest...
Via Lady At The Bat
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

So much for this being a gravy game: I am royally peeved over this Yankees loss

I was trying to be philosophical about the Yankees' postseason. This Yankees-Astros Wild Card game is the gravy game, I kept on saying. Since I didn't expect them to do anything this year, any postseason game is gravy.Well, you know what? I care. Way too much. I am an intense, passionate person, and especially passionate about the Yankees. Jon says it's what makes me a good blogger...
Via Subway Squawkers
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

The New York Yankees are one and done in 2015. On Tuesday night, they fell 3-0 to a game Houston Astros side at Yankee Stadium, marking the third straight season the team has gone without a playoff win. But the Yankees weren’t the story on Tuesday night – the Astros pitching staff was the story. Houston won their first playoff game since the 2005 NLCS by outpitching the Yankees...
Via The Outside Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fans stuck in long security lines before AL Wild Card Game

The New York Yankees earned home-field advantage in Tuesday night’s AL Wild Card Game against the Houston Astros, but long security lines prevented many fans from seeing player introductions. ESPN did its best to use different camera angles to avoid showing how few people were in their seats during introductions, but judging by the noise level, it was clear that Yankee Stadium...
Via The Sports Daily
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Report: CC Sabathia may have been drinking around clubhouse

A new report suggests that CC Sabathia surprisingly announced his intention to check into alcohol rehab after the matter came to a “crisis point” over the weekend. ESPN’s Wallace Matthews reports that after the Yankees’ game with the Orioles was rained out on Friday, Sabathia was seen walking “unsteadily” and failed to respond to greetings...Read More
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Five questions about the 2015 American League Wild Card game

The Houston Astros (86-76) and the New York Yankees (87-75) meet tonight in the American League Wild Card game to determine who’ll go on to face the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. It’s a battle of two teams that have had their ups and downs this year: both of them were in first place in their respective divisions for a good length of time, and both of them faltered and were...
Via The Outside Corner
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Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Plenty of New York Yankees fans have warmed back up to Alex Rodriguez after he finished the regular season with 33 home runs and 86 RBIs, but one fan took her resentment for the slugger to her grave. New York native Helen Fowler died on Sept. 29 at 85 years old and was a lifelong Yankees fan, according to her obituary in The Star-Ledger. However, she (or her family) included a...
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Three keys for Yankees in wild card game

The New York Yankees were not expected to be in the postseason according to many pundits, but here they are in a winner-take-all wild card contest against the upstart Houston Astros. What are the keys for the Yankees to advance to the American League Division Series? Tanaka matching Keuchel Masahiro Tanaka was signed to be the pitcher for this exact moment. He is paid an ace’s...
Via Yankees Unscripted
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CC Sabathia and a history of Yankees with alcoholism

Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it sent him to the morgue like Mickey Mantle. Now the organization that...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia checks into alcohol rehab, will miss playoffs

The New York Yankees will begin their playoff run without the services of CC Sabathia. The left-handed pitcher made a surprise announcement Monday that he will check himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center and won’t be available to pitch for the Yankees during the postseason. “I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliability of Yankees’ bullpen could make or break playoff chances

Once upon a time, the Yankees had a bullpen that caused the opposition to quake in its boots. This bullpen was used early and often, and in the process it seems that the figurative gas tank was depleted in a bad way. Nowhere is this best encapsulated than in the form of Dellin Betances, whom Nick Ashbourne covered in detail here. Chasen Shreve also evaporated before our very eyes...
Via BP Bronx
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: 4 down for September

Not only did the New York Yankees lose ground in the hunt for the division title, but they also saw both their offense and pitching. They ranked in the bottom half of the league in those respective categories, which has to be a cause for concern for both the team and fans alike. The good news is that the Yanks clinched the wild card, guaranteeing themselves at least one chance to...
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Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka will start wild card game

The (not so) mystery is finally over.Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees announced that Masahiro Tanaka will start Tuesday's wild card game."He's pitching," Girardi told reporters via prior to Sunday's regular season finale against the Baltimore Orioles. "That was the guy we were planning on pitching in that one-game playoff, but we wanted to see how he was, and we wanted...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: Not happy with management

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)September 15, 2015 Tuesday  Dear Editor, I am a Yankees fan who has dutifully watched every game available to me on TV this year up to the culmination of their inevitable season demise this weekend at the hands of Toronto. Anyone could have sealed this weekend's results in an envelope thirty days ago. It is now time to place the blame...

Yankees catcher has great quote about celebrating (video)

The New York Yankees clinched a wild-card berth and earned their 10,000th win in franchise history with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Clinching a spot in the playoffs is something the Yankees haven’t done since 2012, and fans will be happy to see them playing meaningful baseball in October once again. They are in great position to host the AL Wild Card...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees kick it old school as they win a spot in the postseason

It's funny. I've found this Yankee team very hard to watch this week. Until last night, when they finally clinched their Wild Card spot. Their shenanigans after the game made me very happy. Not only were they enjoying the champagne celebration for their postseason entry (and their 10,000th win, as it turn out!) but they even had the rookies (and Masahiro Tanaka) dress like old-school...
Via Subway Squawkers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Postseason Berth: Stuff of Nightmares Or Glimmer of Hope?

Inexplicable seems to be the word that best describes the Yankees effort during the 2015 season. Just when you think you've got something going...... And the thought just trails off, unfinished and unfulfilled. Except that the Yankees somehow made the playoffs. So there is still light at the end of the tunnel, though many believe it is the headlight of a locomotive bearing down...
Via Lady At The Bat
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees fan caught sleeping by ESPN has $10 million lawsuit dismissed

America is a country of great freedom and great frivolous lawsuits.  Perhaps the most frivolous of all frivolous lawsuits was filed last year by Yankees fan Andrew Rector.  In July 2014, he sued ESPN, MLB, the Yankees, et. al. for being televised falling asleep at a Yankees game.  Oh, and the lawsuit was for TEN MILLION DOLLARS. Let’s relive the video clip, shall we? I’m...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The regular season can't end too quickly for these stumbling, backpedaling Yankees.

Tonight, presumably, somebody will lose somewhere, and Yankee Stadium will finally erupt in cheers, as the Evil Army topples backwards into the 2015 Wild Card game. What a disaster. This should be a night of celebration. What a disaster.Other teams are making their final drive - the Redsocks look like next year's Blue Jays - while the old, tired and bloated Yankees drunkenly...

How big is tonight’s start for Yankees’ Tanaka?

Suggesting that Game 158 for the New York Yankees is big when the postseason is within grasp, is certainly not an overstep in narrative. But, Masahiro Tanaka’s performance lamented as the be-all and end-all game of the season is pushing the dialogue a bit.Masahiro TanakaPhoto credit: Keith Allison via FlickrSurely, Tanaka’s Wednesday night start against the Boston Red Sox is...
Via Yankees Unscripted
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t let the ERA fool you, Dellin Betances is dropping off

Dellin Betances isn’t just extraordinary, he’s unique. The 27-year-old has unparalleled size, a breaking ball that defies categorization, and he’s thrown 16 2/3 more innings than any other reliever in the majors over the last two years. On the surface his success is easy to understand. He throws hard, he misses bats and he’s durable. Right now he’s the closest thing to...
Via BP Bronx
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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