11:31 AM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 2, Cubs 0

NEW YORK -- Completing a great day for the youthful part of the New York Yankees' rotation, Michael Pineda threw six shutout innings in a win over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night. The Cubs have what can barely be considered a major-league lineup, but it was still impressive to see the Yankees use a pair of hard-throwing 25-year-old starters to dominate a day-night doubleheader. Masahiro Tanaka allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings Wednesday afternoon, and Pineda gave up four hits in his six innings in a 2-0 Yankees win Wednesday night.
New York Post 15 hours ago

Yanks score one on rare catcher interference call

Joe Girardi played the percentages. In a bizarre play in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the Cubs in Wednesday’s matinee, Jacoby Ellsbury appeared to hit a...
Cubs Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 12 hours ago

Yankees starters befuddle punchless Cubs in sweep

Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and relief corps allow only 8 hits over 18 innings to blank Cubs 2-0 and 3-0NEW YORK — Jason Hammel summed up the helplessness he and many of his Cubs teammates felt Wednesday.
Chicago Sun-Times 13 hours ago

Cubs shut out in doubleheader for first time since 1962

NEW YORK – The iconic Cubs made a rare appearance in the Bronx against the storied Yankees, and earned a place in franchise history. They would have rather had a win –...
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago
Mark Teixeira could return to Yankees Sunday; David Robertson targeted for Tuesday

Mark Teixeira could return to Yankees Sunday; David Robertson targeted for Tuesday

Teixeira will play three innings on Thursday and Robertson says "Tuesday is the plan" to return.
River Ave. Blues 12 hours ago

Mark Teixeira to begin minor league rehab assignment tomorrow

Mark Teixeira will play three innings in Tampa tomorrow according to Bryan Hoch. He is on track to be activated off the DL on Sunday, the first day he is eligible. Tomorrow will be Teixeira’s first game action since he hurt his hamstring roughly two weeks ago,...
Newark Star-Ledger 11 hours ago
Yankees' Carlos Beltran taking advantage of short porch in right

Yankees' Carlos Beltran taking advantage of short porch in right

Three of Carlos Beltran's four homers have been to right field
Newsday 9 hours ago

Carlos Beltran is big hit everywhere he goes

Never mind who's on first. What about who's hitting second? Or third? And does it matter?
YESNetwork 15 hours ago
Video: New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran on his hot start

Watch: New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran on his hot start

Watch Carlos Beltran talk about his torrid start at the plate after the Yankees win against the Cubs!
Chicago Tribune 14 hours ago
Derek Jeter looks forward to Wrigley Field visit

Derek Jeter looks forward to Wrigley Field visit

Yankees shortstop in farewell season of stellar career hasn't appeared in the Cubs' park since 2003NEW YORK — Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter doesn't like the phrase "farewell tour,'' but he is looking forward to next month's trip to Wrigley Field.
New York Post 9 hours ago

Jeter taking extra days off in stride

Derek Jeter still is trying to get accustomed to the Yankees treating him cautiously, as they did by sitting him out Saturday and Sunday with a tight right quadriceps. Jeter...
Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep

Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep

While he wasn’t quite as dominant as Masahiro Tanaka was in Game 1, Michael Pineda was still pretty darn good in the nightcap. The Yankees completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with a 2-0, as Pineda tossed six shutout innings for his second win of the season. […]The post Pineda follows Tanaka’s gem with strong outing to complete sweep appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
New York Post 4 hours ago

No traces of pine tar, Pineda stymies Cubs

No pine tar, no problem for Michael Pineda. After stirring up some controversy in his previous outing when a brown, sticky substance appeared on his right palm, Pineda took the...
SNY 1 hour ago
Video: The Yankees shut out the Cubs in a doubleheader sweep

Watch: The Yankees shut out the Cubs in a doubleheader sweep

SNY's GEICO SportsNite has post game reaction from Joe Girardi and Michael Pineda after the New York Yankees shut out the Chicago Cubs in a doubleheader sweep.
Alex Belth / Bronx Banter 59 mins ago

Million Dollar Movie

I found this cool documentary linked over at Laughing Squid. Worth a look. [Image Via:...
Yankees Blog | ESPN New York 2 hours ago

First Pitch: CC vs. Price ... here we go again

NEW YORK -- Weren't the Rays supposed to trade David Price last winter? They didn't, so the Yankees have to face him again Thursday night, in their first meeting of the season with the Rays. And CC Sabathia has to face him. Of course he does. Sabathia would tell you that he doesn't care who the...

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Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago

Yankees win nightcap, 2-0, sweep Cubs

Yankees end nine-game homestand with four straight wins and a 6-3 mark.
Howie Kussoy / New York Post 9 hours ago

Sizemore on return: It’s an ‘awesome feeling’

Scott Sizemore was happy, but not satisfied. It was 10 a.m. and the 29-year-old was back inside a major league clubhouse, having played only two games over the past two...
New York Daily News 10 hours ago
Yankees Insider: Mandela gets Monumental plaque

Yankees Insider: Mandela gets Monumental plaque

It came a day late because of Tuesday’s rainout, but the Yankees turned one of baseball’s most important days into something even more. The Bombers punctuated their Jackie Robinson Day by unveiling a Monument Park plaque to Nelson Mandela.
New York Daily News 10 hours ago
Yankees infielder Sizemore happy to be back

Yankees infielder Sizemore happy to be back

The road back to the big leagues for Scott Sizemore has been long and painful. On Wednesday he finally made it all the way back and it came with great reward.

Pineda, Tanaka are double trouble for Cubs

NEW YORK -- The pine-tar questions won't go away for a while, particularly since Michael Pineda's next start figures to be at Fenway Park. But there's a more significant Pineda story developing here. Quite simply, the 25-year-old right-hander is (finally) off to a great start with the Yankees. In the middle of a big day for New York Yankees pitching, Yankees president Randy Levine said Wednesday afternoon: "He's exactly what we thought he'd be.
New York Daily News 11 hours ago
Madden: After whiffing on Tanaka, Cubs face cold reality

Madden: After whiffing on Tanaka, Cubs face cold reality

Under conditions that must have made it feel like Wrigley Field in mid-April, when those frigid winds come blowing in off Lake Michigan, the Chicago Cubs finally got to see firsthand Wednesday the future they wished had been theirs.
Newsday 11 hours ago

Yankees' Michael Pineda shows impressive sleight of hand

A week after being suspected of applying pine tar to his palm, Michael Pineda essentially said last night that he has washed his hands of that . . . figuratively.
Newark Star-Ledger 11 hours ago

Could Yankees' John Ryan Murphy become Michael Pineda's personal catcher?

Murphy said it helps to have caught Pineda while the two were in the minors together.

Postgame notes: “You don’t want to be that guy who messes it up”

The Yankees only managed to score five runs in two games today, but it didn’t matter because they allowed a grand total of zero. Masahiro Tanaka was brilliant in the first game, allowing two bunt hits over eight innings while striking out 10, and Michael Pineda followed up with six shutout innings of his own. […]The post Postgame notes: “You don’t want to be that guy who messes it up” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Yankees Player News

  • 17 Michael Pineda

    Michael Pineda

    Joe Girardi didn't talk to Michael Pineda about alleged pine tar use before start vs. Cubs

  • 10 Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter looks forward to Wrigley Field visit

  • 8 Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran

    Yankees' Carlos Beltran taking advantage of short porch in right

  • 7 Alfonso Soriano

    Alfonso Soriano

    Podcast: Alfonso Soriano on facing Cubs

  • 3 Jacoby Ellsbury

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Top to bottom, this lineup’s missing something

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