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Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 9 hours ago

Offense picks up the bullpen in 3-2 win over Giants

Source: FanGraphs The most poorly timed winning streak in franchise history continues. The offense picked up the bullpen (what!?) on Friday night as the Yankees eked out a 3-2 win over Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. The Yankees have now won five of their last six and eight of their last 12 games. It’s Friday […] The post Offense picks up the bullpen in 3-2 win over Giants appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 10 hours ago

DotF: Solak’s first pro homer helps Staten Island to a win

Here are the day’s notes: RHP Chance Adams was included in the Helium Watch section of this week’s Prospect Hot Sheet. Interestingly enough, the write-up says his changeup is more advanced than his slider, which is pretty much the exact opposite of everything I’ve read since he was drafted last year. Weird. RHP Jordan Foley […] The post DotF: Solak’s first pro homer helps Staten Island to a win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 14 hours ago

Game 96: Make or break time?

We’re down to crunch time folks. The trade deadline is ten days away and right now the Yankees are just close enough to a wildcard spot to justify going for it. Those seven wins in the last eleven games really set #TeamSell back a bit. Winning is cool, but at this point there’s little hope […] The post Game 96: Make or break time? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues 15 hours ago

TiqIQ: Yankees Welcome Slumping Giants This Weekend; Tickets Start from Under $20

Nearly three years have passed since the Yankees and Giants last met, so what better time to reconvene than in the midst of a playoff push? The Yankees will host the NL West-best Giants, who despite their first place digs have struggled recently, for three games in the Bronx this weekend. The Bombers still have […] The post TiqIQ: Yankees Welcome Slumping Giants This Weekend; Tickets Start from Under $20 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter 16 hours ago

Say Hey

It’s the Giants, and good gosh, Bumgarner’s pitching tonight. Hotter than July in here in...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 17 hours ago

7/22 to 7/24 Series Preview: San Francisco Giants

The homestand concludes this weekend with a three-game series against the 2016 World Series champion Giants. Don’t even bother watching the rest of the season. It is an even year and the Giants got it locked down. Anyway, this is only the third time ever the Giants are coming to the Bronx as part of […] The post 7/22 to 7/24 Series Preview: San Francisco Giants appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 18 hours ago

RAB Live Chat

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River Ave. Blues 21 hours ago

Yankeemetrics: Many questions, no answers [July 18-21]

The winning formula Inconsistency has been the theme of this year’s Yankees team, but they have been remarkably consistent in one thing: their winning formula. Combine solid starting pitching with justenough offense to get a slim lead thru six innings, and then unleash their high-powered, flame-throwing bullpen trio to seal the victory. The plan worked […] The post Yankeemetrics: Many questions, no answers [July 18-21] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 21 hours ago

Friday chat reminder

Happy Friday, folks. If you’re in New York, I hope you’re ready for what’s supposed to be a very hot weekend. I had to skip last week’s chat, so we’ve got a lot to discuss today. See you at 2:30pm ET. The post Friday chat reminder appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 23 hours ago

Mailbag: Buying, Nova, White Sox, Pineda, Betances, Enns

Got a dozen questions for you in this week’s mailbag. Remember to use the RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com email address to send us anything. We got a lot of submissions each week and I can only pick so many (the ones I know the answers to!), so don’t be discouraged if yours doesn’t get […] The post Mailbag: Buying, Nova, White Sox, Pineda, Betances, Enns appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

DotF: Adams dominates again in Trenton’s blowout win

The day’s notes: OF Aaron Judge (knee) is feeling better and he took some swings in the batting cage today, reports Shane Hennigan. He hopes to resume full-fledged baseball workouts soon. There is no firm timetable for Judge’s return though. The Yankees are playing it safe. Both RHP Brady Lail and RHP Jonathan Holder were […] The post DotF: Adams dominates again in Trenton’s blowout win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Thursday Night Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.Earlier today my main man Jon Heyman reported the Yankees have “discussed” whether they should release Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez in the second half, assuming they sell at the deadline. My guess is that conversation went something like this: Baseball Ops Person: “We should release Tex and Alex to […] The post Thursday Night Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Yankees can’t finish sweep, fall 4-1 to O’s in series finale

The four-game winning streak is over. The Yankees failed to improve to three games over .500 for the first time this season (!) thanks to Thursday afternoon’s 4-1 loss to the Orioles. They still won the series three games to one though. Based on the way this season is going, the Yankees will now lose […] The post Yankees can’t finish sweep, fall 4-1 to O’s in series finale appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Bless You Boys Jul 21, 2016

MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Justin Wilson drawing heavy interest

Trading Justin Wilson seems crazy at first glance, but could pay off for the Tigers. We’re now just a week and a half away from the MLB trade deadline, which makes this the middle of rumor season. The Detroit Tigers are likely to be less active than they have been in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they will be out of the market entirely. As Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports, Detroit is in the market for a starting pitcher. This kind of comes as a given, considering the injuries to Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris. However, Heyman notes that Detroit is determined to...

International Signing News: Contreras, Torres, Torrealba

As always, the 2016-17 international signing period opened on July 2nd this year, and pretty much all of the top prospects wound up signing with the Padres. San Diego went on a massive Yankees-esque spending spree that has seen them pay out more than $27M in bonuses already. They’ll have to pay a near equal […] The post International Signing News: Contreras, Torres, Torrealba appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Game 95: The Poorly Timed Winning Streak

The Yankees have won four straight games and seven of their last ten overall. That’s usually a really good thing, but when the team is facing critical decisions at the trade deadline and needs a little kick in the rear to go ahead and sell, a winning streak is bad. Not selling will do the […] The post Game 95: The Poorly Timed Winning Streak appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Scouting the Trade Market: Chicago Cubs

Over the last few weeks no team has been more connected to the Yankees prior to the trade deadline than the Cubs. As good as they are, the Cubbies need some late-inning bullpen help, ideally a southpaw. That’s why they went out and acquired Mike Montgomery from the Mariners yesterday. They needed some more bullpen […] The post Scouting the Trade Market: Chicago Cubs appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Jul 21, 2016

This, That, and the Third

Last night gave a 5-0 win. What’s with our boys? Showing a little fight, eh?...
River Ave. Blues Jul 20, 2016

Four straight? Four straight. Yankees shut out the O’s 5-0 behind Pineda’s outing

Yankees have won four straight and three against the Orioles. Remember when this series was supposed to be a bit grim for New York? Completely different so far. They could pull off a four-game sweep now. Biggie Mikes Sure, the O’s lineup is pretty banged up. Machado is sick, so is Chris Davis. Hyun Soo […] The post Four straight? Four straight. Yankees shut out the O’s 5-0 behind Pineda’s outing appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

DotF: Mateo homers in first game back from suspension

Triple-A Scranton (14-2 win over Charlotte) they scored 12 runs in the sixth inning CF Mason Williams: 0-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB LF Ben Gamel: 2-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K — 24-for-65 (.369) in his last 14 games … he’s up to .305/.384/.420 on the season C Gary Sanchez: 3-6, 2 […] The post DotF: Mateo homers in first game back from suspension appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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