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Yanks opt for deflating 4-3 walk-off loss to Blue Jays over fourth straight shutout

Remember the seven-game win streak that brought the Yankees to within one game of a wildcard spot? It was only two weeks ago. Well, the Yankees are now 3-11 in the 14 games since, including 1-9 against teams other than the Rays. The latest loss, New York’s fourth straight, was a 4-3 walk-off loss to […] The post Yanks opt for deflating 4-3 walk-off loss to Blue Jays over fourth straight shutout appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 5 hours ago

Sunday Open Thread

Your browser does not support iframes.It’s awful that we need days like today to remind us baseball is just a dumb game. Complaining about bullpen management and runners left in scoring position seems so silly. Jose Fernandez, one of the game’s brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident earlier today. He was only 24 […] The post Sunday Open Thread appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Game 155: Okay, fine, how about just one run?

Twenty-seven innings without a run. Even worse, the Yankees have only had 16 at-bats with runners in scoring position in those 27 innings, so they aren’t even getting chances to score. We’ve sat through some putrid offensive slumps the last four seasons, but nothing like this. The Yankees haven’t scored a run since Wednesday. Wednesday! […] The post Game 155: Okay, fine, how about just one run? appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter 10 hours ago

Exit Light

The Yanks are getting pushed around by the Jays and while it’s not official yet,...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 12 hours ago

Jose Fernandez, 24, killed in boating accident

Horrible news to pass along: Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and two others were killed in a boating accident earlier this morning. The team has confirmed the news. Fernandez was only 24 and he recently announced he was soon going to be a father. Fernandez had no ties to the Yankees other than trade rumors, though […] The post Jose Fernandez, 24, killed in boating accident appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Offense breaks out for three hits, Yankees lose 3-0 to Blue Jays anyway

In their last seven games at Rogers Centre, the Yankees are 0-7 and have been outscored 38-7. Total domination. They were handed a 3-0 loss by the Blue Jays on Saturday to put any postseason hopes on life support. The Yankees stink right now. Thank goodness there’s only a week left in the season. Twenty-Seven […] The post Offense breaks out for three hits, Yankees lose 3-0 to Blue Jays anyway appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Game 154: Runs, Please

Want to hear something crazy? The Yankees are 1-9 in their last ten games against teams other than the Rays. They’re 5-2 against Tampa during that time, but yeah, 1-9 against the not-Rays is really bad. The Yankees have looked every bit as bad as that 1-9 record too. They’re not scoring, the pitching staff […] The post Game 154: Runs, Please appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Saturday Links: Fan Appreciation, Caps, Girardi, Refsnyder

The Yankees and Blue Jays will continue their four-game series with the second game this afternoon. Until then, I recommend checking out Jeff Passan’s 25 things you didn’t know about baseball, plus these bits of news and notes. Yankees holding Fan Appreciation Day The Yankees announced they will hold a Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, […] The post Saturday Links: Fan Appreciation, Caps, Girardi, Refsnyder appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Fade from contention continues as Yanks get steamrolled 9-0 by Blue Jays

Source: FanGraphs For the fourth straight season, the Yankees will not win the AL East. Friday night’s 9-0 loss to the Blue Jays officially eliminated New York from the division race. This isn’t a surprise, it was only a matter of time until they were knocked out of the AL East race, but now it’s […] The post Fade from contention continues as Yanks get steamrolled 9-0 by Blue Jays appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Sep 23, 2016

Take Off (To the Great White North)

Back to their roles as spoilers the Yanks look to give the Blue Jays a...

Game 153: The Final Road Series

The final road series of the season is upon us. Well, I guess the Yankees could make the postseason and play a wildcard game on the road, but they’re basically going to have to run the table for that to happen. I’d be pretty cool with a season-ending ten-game win streak, wouldn’t you? One thing […] The post Game 153: The Final Road Series appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

9/23 to 9/26 Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

We’ve reached the final road series of the season. Crazy, huh? This season flew by. The Yankees are in Toronto for a four-game series against the Blue Jays, a team they are kinda sorta chasing in the wildcard race. At this point it doesn’t matter who the Yankees play. They need wins. The Yankees are […] The post 9/23 to 9/26 Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

RAB Live Chat

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Yankeemetrics: The final countdown begins [Sept. 20-22]

Gary For President Fueled by the heroics of Gary Sanchez and a dominant outing by the enigmatic Michael Pineda in the series opener on Tuesday night, the desperate Yankees kept their faint postseason hopes alive for at least one more day. Sanchez delivered the biggest blow in the seventh inning, when he pounced on a […] The post Yankeemetrics: The final countdown begins [Sept. 20-22] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Friday chat reminder

There’s a little more than one week left in the regular season and the Yankees are, inexplicably, still alive in the wildcard race. Can’t say I saw this coming in April and May. Anyway, today’s chat will begin at 2:30pm ET. See you then. The post Friday chat reminder appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Mailbag: McCarthy, Mateo, Drury, Moore, Straily, Sanchez

There are 13 questions in this week’s mailbag. Use the RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com email address to send us anything throughout the week. Questions, links, comments, whatever. Lou asks: What are your thoughts about a possible reunion with Brandon McCarthy? Dodgers almost packaged him with Puig to Brewers and McCarthy pitched well his first […] The post Mailbag: McCarthy, Mateo, Drury, Moore, Straily, Sanchez appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Yankees can’t finish sweep, drop finale 2-0 to Rays

Well that was a wasted opportunity. The Yankees failed to complete the sweep Thursday night — they’ve been quite good at this season — and dropped the series finale 2-0 to the Rays. They’re still alive in the postseason race with ten games to go, but it’s going to take a miracle at this point. […] The post Yankees can’t finish sweep, drop finale 2-0 to Rays appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter Sep 22, 2016

Green Means Go

So keep it going, already. Never mind the preamble: Let’s Go Yank-ees! Picture by Bags

Game 152: Finish the Sweep

Amazingly, the Yankees have just one three-game sweep this season. It was two weeks ago against the Blue Jays. Tonight they have a chance to finish a three-game sweep of the Rays, a team they did beat three straight times earlier this month. That was part of a four-game series though. With a 2.5-game deficit […] The post Game 152: Finish the Sweep appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Masahiro Tanaka to skip next start with flexor mass strain

Masahiro Tanaka will not make his scheduled start Monday due to what Joe Girardi called a “slight slight slight” strain in his flexor mass, according to Erik Boland and Mark Feinsand. This is the same thing Andrew Miller had last year. The strain is not near the elbow ligament. Tanaka will rest five days before […] The post Masahiro Tanaka to skip next start with flexor mass strain appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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