Matt Holliday is Carlos Beltran 2.0

Carlos Beltran was a stereotypical Yankee. On the last leg of his career, Beltran signed a short deal and provided a veteran presence in the clubhouse. His Yankee path was similar to quite a few aging outfielders in recent years, following in the footsteps of Raul Ibanez, Vernon Wells and Ichiro. But with general manager Brian […]


Game 157 Recap: Not Dead Yet

With Tuesday’s 6-4 win over the AL East-leading Red Sox, and Toronto’s 5-1 win over Baltimore, the Yankees are not dead yet. Boston nearly broke through multiple times, and even tied the game in the seventh. But ultimately, thanks to Tyler Austin’s short porch home run, the Yankees proved too much this night and Boston’s plans to […]


Game 150 Recap: El Gary does it again

While the Yankees may essentially out of the A.L. Wild Card race, that doesn’t mean they aren’t playing exciting games. Michael Pineda turned in one of his finer performances of the season and Gary Sanchez punctuated a late-game comeback as New York took the series opener against the Rays 5-3. Pineda pitched well, but New York […]


Game 131 Recap: Escape Act

On a rainy Tuesday night in Kansas City, the Yankees were just able to edge out the defending World Series Champions in extra innings in a magic act worthy of Houdini. New York blew a 4-0 lead. The Royals tied it at four when Lorenzo Cain walked to lead off the eighth, stole second, took […]


Game 125 Recap: Sleepless in Seattle

C.C. Sabathia has had an up-and-down 2016. Sometimes he’ll throw six or seven solid innings, other times he’ll give up five runs and not finish the third. On Tuesday, Yankees fans who managed to stay awake got vintage C.C. Sabathia. The former Cy Young Award winner tossed seven great innings against the Mariners, allowing just […]


Game 119 Recap: Runs, no DMC

‘Twas a tale of two games. The Yankees started off Tuesday night’s game firing on all cylinders. Michael Pineda was throwing well, Gary Sanchez hit two home runs and New York built an early six-run lead. Then the rain came. A 42-minute delay halted play in the middle of the fifth, long enough to force Pineda from […]


Game 112 Recap: .500 Days of Summer

Yankees-Red Sox is a historic rivalry but has lost some of its luster over the past few seasons as one, or both, teams have struggled. This year, New York is the lesser team, hovering around .500 for most of the season and selling off their best pieces at the deadline. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have […]