The Yankees beat the A’s 4-2 on the strength of seven strong innings of two-run ball from A.J. Burnett (five strikeouts, three walks), with the lone blemish coming in the first inning on a two-run Josh Willingham home run. That A.J. was able to settle down the rest of the [...]
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By roughing up Brett Anderson in last night’s 10-3 victory over the Athletics, the Yankees improved their record against lefthanders to 11-6, the fourth best mark in baseball. In addition, the Yankees exited the game with the two batters who have the most RBIs [...]
The Yankees go for the sweep against The A’s in Oakland today, and they’ll do it with this lineup:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
While Derek Jeter has been slowly marching to his historic milestone, we’ve been distracted from a much more significant march toward the history books: Alex Rodriguez is working his way toward some really big records. Alex has six seasons left on his mammoth contract, plus the remainder of the 2011 season. Here’s a quick table:
In my nearly two years of blogging, I don’t think there is a player I’ve written about more than Jesus Montero. Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter probably come close, and may pass him, but writing about Montero has been more enjoyable than writing about Chamberlain’s mostly improper development and/or Derek Jeter’s decline. Some of what [...]
Not to discredit Oakland’s pitching staff, but as I noted in my Mariners preview last Friday, for all the impressive numbers the A’s’ starters have put up, they’d only played five of their first 50 games against teams from the AL East.
Oakland’s gotten yet another lesson in how we do things on the east [...]
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