10:14 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
SNY TV 14 hours ago

Yankees' Bird 'in a good place' after homering for second straight day

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird homered for the second straight game, hitting a grand slam in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays as he continues to break out of a massive slump.
The Denver Post 16 hours ago
Greg Bird crushes grand slam as New York Yankees beat Toronto Blue Jays

Greg Bird crushes grand slam as New York Yankees beat Toronto Blue Jays

J.A. Happ stayed unbeaten with the New York Yankees by topping his former Toronto teammates, and former Grandview High School star Greg Bird hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning Sunday in a 10-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Pinstripe Alley 17 hours ago
Greg Bird belts grand slam, Yankees sweep Blue Jays with 10-2 win

Greg Bird belts grand slam, Yankees sweep Blue Jays with 10-2 win

J.A. Happ goes to 4-0 in pinstripes, but Didi Gregorius leaves the game with injury after collision. Maybe all it takes is the Blue Jays coming to town to get the Yankees back on track. The Bombers’ offense exploded with a six-run first, capped off by Greg Bird’s grand slam. J.A. Happ also improved to 4-0 in pinstripes. Add that together and you get New York downing Toronto 10-2 to sweep the series. Rookie southpaw Ryan Borucki made his tenth career start for the Blue Jays today, and the Bombers scored six times before he recorded a single out. Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton drew...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 17, 2018
On the Yankees and the Greg Bird frustrations

On the Yankees and the Greg Bird frustrations

Bird’s struggles speak to a larger issue with the Yankees. Greg Bird’s season was captured in a single at-bat yesterday afternoon. With the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the ninth, Bird had the chance to end the game. With one swing of the bat, he could have sent the Yankees home happy. He took a single swing, but it a was a weak hack that resulted in a flimsy popout. Just like that, the Yankee Stadium crowd deflated and greeted him with a chorus of boos. He had the chance to give Yankees fans a reason to celebrate, but came up short. That’s been the book on Bird in 2018....
SNY TV Aug 16, 2018

Yankees' Bird offers explanation for 5-46 strech: Just baseball

The recent struggles for Yankees 1B Greg Bird culminated on Thursday afternoon, wasting a chance to win the game for his team.
SNY TV Aug 16, 2018

Yankees' Bird offers explanation for 5-46 stretch: Just baseball

The recent struggles for Yankees 1B Greg Bird culminated on Thursday afternoon, wasting a chance to win the game for his team.
Pinstripe Alley Aug 16, 2018
Yankees leave bases loaded in the ninth, fall to Rays 3-1

Yankees leave bases loaded in the ninth, fall to Rays 3-1

Another frustrating loss thanks to an inability to hit with runners in scoring position. It looked like the Yankees’ offense might finally break through against the Rays, as the Bombers loaded the bases with nobody out in the ninth. After going just 3-25 with runners in scoring position in the series to that point, the bats were primed to end the drought and complete the comeback. Instead, frustrations grew to astronomical levels, as Greg Bird, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine were retired, and the Yankees dropped the series finale to the Rays 3-1. The ninth inning rally was snuffed out...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 15, 2018
Greg Bird should not be a platoon bat for the Yankees

Greg Bird should not be a platoon bat for the Yankees

It’s tiring to keep betting on potential, but right now Bird is still the Yankees’ best hope. I don’t know what the proper way to describe Greg Bird’s career so far is. It’s been going for a few years now, yet it feels so short. It definitely hasn’t lived up to expectations, but I don’t believe words like “bust” or even “disappointment” fit either. There are waves of Yankees fans who are tired of people coming to Bird’s defense, and I can understand that. I’m tired of feeling the need to come to his defense, but that’s what I do. Between the hype and the flashes...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 13, 2018
NYY news: Miguel Andujar takes the lead in the AL ROY race

NYY news: Miguel Andujar takes the lead in the AL ROY race

Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps baseball card chosen as coolest ever; Miguel Andujar takes lead in ROY race; Aaron Boone on sitting Greg Bird after he finally looks hot; Didi has stellar day, invites Derek Jeter comparison from CC Sabathia. Cut 4 | Michael Clair: In celebration of National Baseball Card Day, the Cut 4 team with MLB and a panel of experts chose the coolest Topps baseball card from each year. A number of cards featuring Yankees legends were selected, including Thurman Munson (1971), Reggie Jackson (‘80), Don Mattingly (‘84), and Derek Jeter (‘92, 2007, ‘15). Mickey...
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After collecting two doubles on Saturday, Greg Bird on bench for Yankees' series finale

After collecting two doubles on Saturday, Greg Bird on bench for Yankees' series finale

On Sunday, Greg Bird found himself on the bench at Yankee Stadium against the Rangers.         
Pinstripe Alley Aug 11, 2018
Will Greg Bird ever be what the Yankees want?

Will Greg Bird ever be what the Yankees want?

The first baseman is about to reach a “full” season in MLB. How has he done? It’s hard to think of Greg Bird as a rookie. He made his debut in the second half of 2015, and exceeded the technical rookie status that same season. He missed all of 2016, however, and only played 48 games down the stretch last season. His 61 g ames so far in 2018 have him at 155 for his career, pretty much one full “season” worth in the big leagues. He’s not a rookie in the technical sense, but only has one real season under his belt. Evaluators touted Bird as the vanguard of the Baby Bombers...
River Ave. Blues Aug 7, 2018

Greg Bird is still having trouble catching up to fastballs

A possibly surprising fact: Greg Bird has already set a career high in plate appearances this season, and by quite a bit too. He’s batted 228 times this year. Last year it was 170 plate appearances — if you want to include the postseason, it was 224 total plate appearances — and back in 2015 […] The post Greg Bird is still having trouble catching up to fastballs appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2018
Greg Bird and Neil Walker have rewarded the Yankees’ patience

Greg Bird and Neil Walker have rewarded the Yankees’ patience

The Yankees stuck with these infielders through rough patches. Now, they’re heating up at the perfect time. The trade deadline has come and gone, but the New York Yankees didn’t make a move to fortify first base, the offensive position from which they have gotten the least production from this season. In fact, they even subtracted a bit by trading Triple-A first baseman Tyler Austin to Minnesota in the Lance Lynn trade. Clearly, the Yankees have a lot of trust in the duo of Greg Bird and Neil Walker. If I told you in May that Bird and Walker would be the Yankees’ best and only...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 29, 2018
Which Yankees should be bunting against the shift?

Which Yankees should be bunting against the shift?

Greg Bird isn’t the only Yankee who should be bunting for a hit. It can be frustrating to watch a hitter repeatedly hit groundballs into a shifted infield. “Just bunt”, you’re probably thinking. In a traditional Ted Williams shift (three fielders on the right side of second base) a team will generally completely give up the area where a third baseman usually plays. If a hitter can get a bunt past the pitcher’s mound in that area, he will likely end up on first base. Greg Bird has heard your cries for a change in approach, and has bunted against the shift twice in the past week. In...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 28, 2018
Greg Bird’s home run fuels the comeback, Yankees beat Royals 5-4

Greg Bird’s home run fuels the comeback, Yankees beat Royals 5-4

The Yankees split the doubleheader by taking game two from the Royals. The Yankees sure needed that win, didn’t they? The Bombers have played sluggish baseball for a month now, and it looked like they would drop this game too. Instead, the team battled back and secured a come-from-behind win, topping the Royals by a score of 5 - 4. After losing this afternoon, the Yankees came out swinging in the first inning of tonight’s game. It started with back-to-back hits by Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton, who advanced via a Didi Gregorius fly ball. Gardner then scored on a Miguel Andujar...

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