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Should we worry about Matt Holliday?

Last month, Max Gelman made the case that Matt Holliday would serve as a perfect substitute for Carlos Beltran in the 2017 Yankees lineup. It’s hard to disagree with Max’s findings, as the two veterans were extremely comparable last season. Still, a cursory look at Holliday’s 2016 numbers could leave some Yankee fans feeling a […]


Game 161 Recap: Penultimate Prize

The Yankees rode a late offensive outburst to a 7-3 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, the penultimate game of the 2016 season. In a rather uncharacteristic showing, the team combined a dominant bullpen performance with a late-inning hit barrage to win their 84th game of the season and keep the American League wild card race […]


Game 154 Recap: Another zero

The Yankees’ offensive ineptitude reached a new low on Saturday, as the team was shut out for a third consecutive game, falling 3-0 to the Blue Jays. The loss drops the team to 79-75, four games out of the second American League wild card spot with just eight games left to play, essentially extinguishing what […]


Game 148 Recap: Dreams dashed

The Yankees’ playoff hopes took another massive hit on Saturday as they coughed up another game in the late innings, falling to Boston 6-5. The defeat puts New York seven games out in the American League East, and four and 1/2 out in the wild card race, trailing four teams. After dropping four consecutive games, including […]


Game 141 Recap: Seventh heaven

The nice thing about having your rivals square off against one another is that you’re guaranteed to gain ground on someone…provided you keep winning yourself, of course. For the Yankees lately, that hasn’t been much of an issue. New York picked up their seventh straight victory on Saturday, riding a masterful performance by Masahiro Tanaka to a […]


Game 136 Recap: Staying alive

Labor Day marks the unofficial start to pennant-race season, and the surprisingly still-in-contention Yankees got the homestretch started off on the right foot. After dropping two out of three in Baltimore over the weekend, the team returned home and dispatched of the first-place Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday afternoon. Jacoby Ellsbury was the story early […]


Game 128 Recap: Wild Card Dreamin’

If we hadn’t yet run out of words to describe Gary Sanchez, Saturday’s performance ought to do it. Sanchez continued his torrid pace with yet another home run, his 11th in 21 games, and once again flashed his cannon arm behind the plate to help the Yankees to a 13-5 win over the Orioles. The […]


Game 122 Recap: Great Successa

The Yankees have put a lot of faith in their youth over the past few weeks. That faith continued to be rewarded Saturday night, as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Cessa did the heavy-lifting in a 5-1 win over the Angels that moved the Yankees back to within four games of the American League […]


Game 117 Recap: Judgement Day

It certainly didn’t take long for the Yankees to usher in the new era. After honoring some of the most important figures of the last twenty years, first with an emotional farewell to Alex Rodriguez Friday night, then with a tribute to the 1996 championship team early Saturday, the team unveiled prospects Tyler Austin and […]