MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays

Aaron Hicks’ potentially season-saving fix

In baseball, there are two general ways to evaluate a player: on-field scouting versus analytics. Although these two methods of gauging talent can be painted as conflicting arts, they’re more often used in tandem to get a more well-rounded assessment. Still, everyone has their preferences, and frequently, I lean toward the numbers side. Maybe this […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals

Game 132 Recap: Extra Innings Drama

Somehow, after a 5-4 win against the Royals, the Yankees managed to win a Kansas City series to beat the Royals. If you watched the majority of the past three games, you’d assume it was a clean sweep for the defending World Series champions. The Yankees were often trailing, tied, or seemingly out of each […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

Game 126 Recap: Gary? Good

The Yankees left New York for a six-game long road trip beginning August 19th, and despite some bumps along the way, it’s undoubtedly been a successful two series. In part thanks to Wednesday’s 5-0 win, the Yankees have gone 4-2 while on the West Coast. While the two losses were ugly and, at times, painful, Wednesday’s […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

Game 120 Recap: At least the rookies hit

Just like Tuesday’s lost, Wednesday’s 7-4 defeat against the Blue Jays features plenty of good and bad. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the bad includes another one in the loss column. On the bright side, the good centered around what’s important in the long term–the kids shined. CC Sabathia’s six inning outing was about as strange […]


Here Come the Kids

The most dreaded time of the season for players, coaches, and fans alike are the so-called “dog days” of August. It’s the sweet spot of the season when players are exhausted from four months of over 100 ballgames, but still have a two-month grind of crucial baseball to play before the end of the season […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Game 113 Recap: Gritty

“Gritty” was the way radio play-by-play announcer John Sterling described the Yankees’ 8-4 win against the Red Sox on Wednesday and, while grit can sometimes be a dangerous word to use in baseball, it seems like the perfect way to describe a wild rollercoaster of a night. Yankees starters have had some struggle filling up innings […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game 107 Recap: Fireworks in the Bronx

The Yankees must have gotten pretty bored by Tuesday night’s dreary loss, because they turned it around with one of the more…interesting games of the season in Wednesday’s 9-5 win. The game was weird from the start, when Yankees’ starter Chad Green begun the game as follows: Home run Single Single Walk Single Some how, […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros

Game Recap 101: Trouble with the Curve

Well, it had to end at some point. The Yankees were technically the hottest team in baseball over the past ten games, winning eight of ten and suddenly allowing fans to think about the postseason again without getting depressed. But the ‘hot stretch’ wasn’t peppered by blowouts and landslide victories; instead, they were slim wins and lucky victories. […]


Game 95 Recap: Winning Streak Over

While a small winning streak on a home stand following the All Star Break wasn’t going to change the direction of the Yankees’ season, it was a nice recess from the borderline-.500 slog of the first half. Unfortunately, Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Orioles broke the four game run of success, also bringing the Yankees […]