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Grand Rapids Press May 22, 2016
Tigers notes: Extra batting practice paying off for catcher James McCann

Tigers notes: Extra batting practice paying off for catcher James McCann

McCann had his first extra-base hit and first multi-hit game of the season in a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. DETROIT - James McCann finally saw some dividends from extra work in the batting cage. The Detroit Tigers catcher, who has been in a season-long funk at the plate, recorded both his first multi-hit game and first extra-base hit of the year Saturday in a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. McCann singled in the fifth inning - just his eighth hit in 57 at-bats this season - before delivering a big two-run homer in the seventh that snapped a 2-2...
New York Post May 1, 2016

Brian McCann looks like another cog in Yankees’ failing machine

BOSTON — Because Chase Headley has developed into the poster child for everything that ails the Yankees’ lineup, other players’ struggles have been glossed over. Among that group is Brian McCann, who started Saturday night’s 8-0 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park in a 2-for-19 (.105) slide that might be the product of...
New York Post May 1, 2016

Even Michael Pineda good news isn’t all that good

BOSTON — In his previous start, Michael Pineda was done in by the four homers he gave up in just five innings. So, if you’re desperate for good news, you will be pleased to learn the Red Sox didn’t go deep against Pineda once Saturday. But because it’s Pineda — and the Yankees can’t seem...
New York Post May 1, 2016

Yankees’ hitting problems are just getting embarrassing now

BOSTON — Well, the good news is the Yankees have found a solution for their problems with runners in scoring position: Put fewer runners in scoring position. Yes, the Yankees’ offense is getting worse — in tandem with their chances of climbing out of this extended funk. Their latest face plant occurred Saturday night at...
New York Post May 1, 2016

A-Rod (probably) disarms Red Sox fans with touching bat gift

BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez still was booed at Fenway Park during Saturday’s 8-0 loss to the Red Sox, but he probably made a few fans Friday — when he gave the bat he hit a home run with to a young fan at Friday’s game. The fan, David Moss, told MLB.com he asked if he...
New York Post May 1, 2016

Young Yankees fans now dealing with suffering — and older fans

There is a generation gap brewing in our midst, one that threatens to grow even wider and more divisive than the one that inspired the term in the first place back in the 1960s. Call it the Yankee Cred Gap. There is a generation-plus of Yankees fans who have known only one thing about the...
New York Post Apr 30, 2016

Frustrated Yankees sound lost after depressing low point

BOSTON — This is what it sounds like when bats die. Silence smothered the Yankees’ clubhouse minutes after the Red Sox hung a lifeless, 8-0 loss on them in front of 37,901 at Fenway Park on Saturday night. The Yankees didn’t hit again. Michael Pineda vanished trailing, 2-0 after five innings, 106 pitches and turned...

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