Skip to content

New York Yankees

  1. David Robertson blows a save, but it’s not the end of the world

    May 10, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    David Robertson blew a 1-0 ninth-inning lead, allowing four runs on three hits and a walk.  Here’s the New York Post this morning: Obviously it was going to be a big deal the first time Robertson blew a save in the post-Mariano Rivera world. But I do hope that no one loses perspective here and starts…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 10, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 10, Phillies 5: Cliff Lee was OK in his return, but he was on a pitch count and the bullpen — including reverted-to-longman-work Kyle Kendrick — got shellacked. Again. Ike Davis drove in three.  The Mets so thoroughly own Citizens Bank Park this year that the Phillies are gonna have to launch some awkward…

  3. Mariano Rivera was probably pitching in 2013 regardless

    May 9, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Given that Mariano Rivera indicated he had already made a decision about his status for 2013 going into the spring, most assumed 2012 would be his last year. He wasn’t willing to reveal anything publically at the time, but speculation was that he’d announce his retirement in July. We know that won’t happen now, as…

  4. Mariano Rivera had a blood clot in his calf

    May 9, 2012, 4:27 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    We now know what the “complication” was in Mariano Rivera‘s exam the other day: he had a blood clot.  Here’s how we know this: I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that they’re all standing next to each other, in Rivera’s presence, looking kinda funny tweeting all at once. Hopefully they’re still…

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 9, 2012, 6:05 AM EST

    Texas Rangers batter Josh Hamilton runs to the dugout after hitting his fourth two-run home run in the eight inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore

    Rangers 10, Orioles 3: Josh Hamilton: four bombs, eight RBI and 18 total bases on a 5 for 5 night.   Every time he does something awesome this year I imagine him muttering something about how dumb it was for Jon Daniels not to talk about a contract extension before the season began. Yankees 5,…

  6. Bryce Harper moves to the second spot in Nationals lineup

    May 8, 2012, 5:12 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper joined Ken Griffey Jr., Andruw Jones, and B.J. Upton as the only 19-year-olds to bat third in a big-league game since 1980, but now he’s on the move in the Nationals’ lineup again. Harper, who debuted as a No. 7 hitter before shifting to the No. 3 slot, is batting No. 2 tonight…

  7. He’s back: Andy Pettitte to start for Yankees on Sunday

    May 8, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

    Andy Pettitte

    Andy Pettitte hasn’t exactly been blowing away minor-league hitters, but the 39-year-old left-hander said over the weekend he was ready to return to the big leagues, and apparently the Yankees agree. General manager Brian Cashman just announced that Pettitte will be called up to start Sunday against the Mariners, which will be his first major…

  8. Mariano Rivera runs into “complications”

    May 8, 2012, 9:11 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    This is scary, mostly because of how little information is actually provided. It seems that Mariano Rivera met with surgeons who were supposed to confirm his initial diagnosis and then set a date for his ACL surgery. Except … they didn’t: “We ran into complications,’’ agent Fernando Cuza told The Post. “I am referring to…

  9. Brett Gardner’s rehab assignment pushed back due to rainout

    May 7, 2012, 7:11 PM EST

    gardner-110621

    UPDATE: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out tonight, so Gardner won’t begin his rehab assignment until tomorrow. Gardner is expected to play two rehab games, so he won’t rejoin the Yankees until Thursday at the earliest. 12:48 PM: Brett Gardner wasn’t ready to come off the…

  10. Is there any chance of Mariano Rivera returning this year?

    May 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Now that Mariano Rivera has said he plans to rehab his torn ACL and pitch next season the natural question is whether there’s any chance he could return this year. One recent example of a pitcher coming back from a torn ACL in the same season is Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers, who suffered the…

  11. Andy Pettitte: “I feel like I’m ready”

    May 7, 2012, 8:49 AM EST

    Andy Pettitte

    Andy Pettitte has given up ten runs in his last two outings but, despite this, he has declared himself ready for real live major league baseball: “I’m going to let them let everybody know what we’ve got going on,” Pettitte said. “I feel like I’m ready, and I think they’re ready for me to come…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 7, 2012, 5:44 AM EST

    Chris Davis

    Orioles 9, Red Sox 6: Just your standard seventeen inning affair in which a first baseman is the winning pitcher, after throwing two shutout innings and and outfielder is the losing pitcher after giving up a three-run homer . Chris Davis shut out the Red Sox for the 16th and 17th innings, striking out two.…

  13. Matt Moore isn’t looking like Rookie of the Year material

    May 6, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

    Matt Moore

    Matt Moore was expected to excel right away for the Rays. He would have been the overwhelming favorite for Rookie of the Year honors if not for Yu Darvish‘s presence on the Rangers, and many thought he had a good shot at the award anyway. Some thought he might quickly overtake CC Sabathia, David Price and Jon…

  14. Nick Swisher (hamstring) back in Yankees’ lineup Sunday

    May 6, 2012, 2:37 PM EST

    swisher reuters

    From beat reporter Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record comes word that Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is back in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals. (Though the forecast looks nasty in Kansas City). Swisher had missed six straight games because of a tweaked left hamstring. He is slated to serve…

  15. When it comes to bullpen use in Philly, the tail wags the dog

    May 5, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Charlie Manuel Reuters

    Twice this past week we’ve watched the Phillies lose in walkoff fashion while their best relief pitcher, Jonathan Papelbon, sat on the bench.  It’s maddening, really, but that’s what has passed for conventional bullpen usage in this day and age: you do not use your closer in a tie game on the road. Why?  Nothing…

  16. David Robertson, Rafael Soriano to share closer duties for a while

    May 4, 2012, 8:06 PM EST

    david robertson reuters

    MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch spoke to Joe Girardi and he said that, to him at least, it sounds like both Rafael Soriano and David Robertson will be getting save opportunities in Mariano Rivera‘s absence. I figured that it would automatically fall to Robertson because is clearly the better pitcher. But really, if the lack of a…

  17. Mariano Rivera: “I am coming back. Write it down in big letters. … I’m not going out like this”

    May 4, 2012, 4:55 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Probably never a good idea to make life decisions within 24 hours of something bad happening, but Mariano Rivera has earned the right to do whatever the hell he wants to do: Mariano: “I am coming back. Write it down in big letters. … I’m not going out like this.” — Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) May…

  18. Keith Olbermann really doesn’t think that Rivera should have been shagging fly balls

    May 4, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

    marianorivera-920p.standard

    I’m sure Keith Olbermann had written this up in memo form for the Yankees years ago and had planned on sending them to warn them of the dangers of Mariano Rivera shagging fly balls before games. Probably didn’t get there because of some technical problem out of his control: Girardi is right: Shagging flies has…

  19. HBT Extra: looking ahead to the weekend

    May 4, 2012, 8:48 AM EST

    HBT Extra Logo

    Tiffany and I taped this before Mariano Rivera got hurt, thus the lack of black armbands and us pouring some out for the man.

  20. His injury is awful, but the Yankees will be OK without Mariano Rivera

    May 4, 2012, 7:54 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Losing Mariano Rivera for the year and possibly forever is horrible for Yankees fans and non-Yankees fans alike. He is easily the best relief pitcher of all time and, as I sit here right now, I am struggling to think of any player in the past 20 years who is as universally respected and admired…

  21. If this is the end for Mariano Rivera, it’s a sad day for baseball

    May 4, 2012, 2:50 AM EST

    marianorivera-920p.standard

    Mariano Rivera’s career could be over. Think about that for a moment, and let it set in. If that is indeed the case, if the 42-year-old is unable to come back, or unwilling to go through the grueling rehab required to pitch again, then this is truly a sad day for baseball. Rivera was injured…

  22. This isn’t the way Mariano Rivera was supposed to go out

    May 4, 2012, 2:04 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Maybe it’s still arguable on a quantity basis, but going strictly by quality, Mariano Rivera is the greatest reliever in major league history. The game’s all-time saves leader, Rivera has a 206 ERA+ in 1,219 2/3 career innings. The only reliever anywhere near shouting distance of that is Billy Wagner, who came in at 187…

  23. Mariano Rivera expected to miss rest of season with torn ACL in right knee

    May 4, 2012, 12:40 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    UPDATE: Mariano Rivera addressed reporters a short while ago, confirming that he has a torn ACL in his right knee and also hinted that there is damage to his meniscus. Rivera was quite emotional throughout, particularly after being asked whether he’ll attempt to come back from the injury or call it a career (via Bryan…

  24. Yankees place Eric Chavez on seven-day disabled list for concussion, call up Jayson Nix

    May 3, 2012, 5:10 PM EST

    Eric Chavez, Joe Girardi

    Eric Chavez suffered whiplash diving for a ball defensively last night, leaving the game with a possible concussion, and the Yankees have now placed him on the seven-day disabled list designed specifically for concussions. Chavez initially remained in the game and came to the plate in the next half-inning, but had to leave in the…

  25. Bryce Harper is batting third for the Nationals tonight

    May 3, 2012, 3:19 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Bryce Harper batted seventh in the Nationals’ lineup for each of his first four games, but manager Davey Johnson has decided to promote the 19-year-old to the No. 3 spot tonight. That’s where the best hitter on the team generally bats and obviously in time the Nationals expect Harper to be that guy, but to…

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. C. Gonzalez (2067)
  2. D. Ross (2004)
  3. J. Grilli (1970)
  4. A. Pierzynski (1873)
  5. M. Scutaro (1858)
  1. D. Young (1831)
  2. T. Stauffer (1810)
  3. D. Haren (1797)
  4. W. Myers (1795)
  5. S. Smith (1768)