11:42 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
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What the return of two superstars can tell us about Didi Gregorius

What the return of two superstars can tell us about Didi Gregorius

Shohei Ohtani and Corey Seager have made their returns from Tommy John surgery ahead of the Yankees’ shortstop. Didi Gregorius began extended spring training games Monday, the most positive news yet on his recovery from Tommy John surgery following the 2019 playoffs. There are still a lot of things that have to go right, and Yankee fans should be wary of any setbacks, but it looks like the road is open to the team getting their All-Star shortstop back. What can we expect from him when he does return to the team? Didi will have missed at least three months of live baseball, undergone...
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Yankees Prospects: Clarke Schmidt dazzles, Giancarlo Stanton homers

Yankees Prospects: Clarke Schmidt dazzles, Giancarlo Stanton homers

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from May 20th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Off Double-A Trenton Thunder vs. Portland Sea Dogs Game one: W 6-2 (seven innings) SS Hoy Jun Park 3-3, 3B, 1 RBI3B Mandy Alvarez 1-4, 2 RBI, 1 KCF Ben Ruta 1-4, HR, 3 RBI, 1 K1B Chris Gittens 2-3, 1 BB, 1 KRF Zack Zehner 1-3, 1 BB, 1 KDH Kyle Holder 0-4LF Matt Lipka 0-32B Gosuke Katoh 1-2, 1 BB, SBC Jorge Saez 1-2, 1 BB Will Carter 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HRKaleb Ort 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 KDaniel Alvarez 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K Game two: W 4-3 (seven innings) 2B Hoy...
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Tuesday open thread

Tuesday open thread

Here’s your Tuesday open thread! Last night’s game was something else! Never count these Yankees out. They will prove you wrong. It was good of the offense to pick up J.A. Happ, but it would be nice to see him to get straightened out. Hopefully that will be the case during his next outing. Tonight they’ll send Domingo German to the mound opposite of David Hess at 7:05 ET. Entertain yourselves in the open thread in the meantime! Fun Questions Which of the Yankees’ 29 wins this year has been your favorite? How many more home runs will Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez hit this series?
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NYY News: The Last Dump

NYY News: The Last Dump

Gary Sanchez is amazing and you need to know that; Sir Didi Gregorius is recovering well; Giancarlo Stanton hits a dinger during his rehab; Delta is doing the Yankees no favors MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Okay, this isn’t really news, as odds are you just watched it happen. I don’t care. I want you to click this link. I want you to watch the video of Gary Sanchez hitting that go-ahead dinger. Look at where the ball is right before the Kraken socks it into the left field seats. I want you to appreciate the talent it takes to hit that ball as hard as Gary did. I want you to enjoy Ken...
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Gary Sanchez smashes go-ahead blast as Yankees defeat Orioles 10-7

Gary Sanchez smashes go-ahead blast as Yankees defeat Orioles 10-7

Down five runs late, the Bombers showed why they’re a special team. Through five innings, tonight’s game appeared to be a rather predictable letdown. Coming off an impressive series win at home to seize first place from the Rays, the Yankees hit the road — literally — as a mechanical problem with their chartered flight forced them to take a late bus to Baltimore. It seemed the team was still fast asleep until midway through the contest, when they awoke to find themselves trailing the last place Orioles 6-1. FanGraphs gave New York just a 2.6% chance of victory. But run by run, the...
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Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez’s homer caps off late rally

Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez’s homer caps off late rally

Can Sanchez and Torres face Baltimore pitching every day? This was another rollercoaster of a game. J.A. Happ dug the Yankees into a very big hole early, and it looked like they wouldn’t be able to climb out of it. However, the Bombers chipped away at the Orioles’ lead, and a four-run ninth inning put them over the top. Here are the highlights: Winner of the Game Gleyber Torres LOVES playing the Orioles this year. He mashed a solo home run off of Andrew Cashner in the second inning, then hit a solo shot off Mychal Givens in the eighth. That brings Torres to ten home runs this season,...
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NYY vs. BAL: J.A. Happ vs. Andrew Cashner

NYY vs. BAL: J.A. Happ vs. Andrew Cashner

Familiar foes fight again as Happ faces O’s for fourth time in 2019. On the heels of their series victory against Tampa Bay, the first place Yankees will open their four-game set at Camden Yards tonight as they take on the last place Orioles. Starting for New York is 36-year-old left-hander J.A. Happ, with his 4.44 ERA (5.38 FIP) over 48.2 innings. Baltimore will deploy 32-year-old righty-hander Andrew Cashner who owns a 4.10 ERA (4.71 FIP) across 48.1 innings. Though he’s pitched better of late, Happ has been the Bombers’ worst regular starter in 2019. Cashner, meanwhile, boasts the...
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5 starting pitchers the Yankees could target

5 starting pitchers the Yankees could target

To maintain their position atop the AL East, the Yankees will need reinforced starting pitching. Overall, the Yankees’ starting pitching has been outstanding this season. The group’s 4.7 WAR and 76 ERA- are second only to Tampa Bay in the American League. All is not rosy, however, as injuries continue to pile up. When Masahiro Tanaka exited Saturday’s game after taking a come-backer off his ankle, fans held their breath waiting for X-rays results to come back negative. It’s still unknown if he’s going to miss any starts. Rotation depth — along with quality long relief — is...
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Yankees call up Jake Barrett, option Chance Adams

Yankees call up Jake Barrett, option Chance Adams

The revolving door in the bullpen continues with Jake Barrett joining the Yankees. Earlier today the Yankees announced that they recalled right-handed relief pitcher Jake Barrett. As a corresponding move, Chance Adams was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Barrett, 27, made two appearances for the Yankees earlier this season. He allowed a home run in 1.2 innings of work against the Twins on May 4, then got hung out to dry on May 8 against the Mariners. Seattle rocked the right-hander for five runs over two innings. The reliever has had far more success in Triple-A, pitching...
May 20, 2019
The best way for the Yankees to use Giancarlo Stanton moving forward

The best way for the Yankees to use Giancarlo Stanton moving forward

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. Believe it or not, the Yankees are expected to start getting some of their injured players back over the next few weeks. Giancarlo Stanton, who has been sidelined since March with a biceps-turned-shoulder injury, should begin a rehab assignment this week. If all goes well, he could be back in the lineup next week. Likewise, Didi Gregorius will start extended-spring training soon, and is on track to join the Yankees in June. That brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: How...
May 20, 2019
Yankees Prospects: Domingo Acevedo gives up two homers in Trenton loss

Yankees Prospects: Domingo Acevedo gives up two homers in Trenton loss

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from May 19th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 4-3 vs. Toledo Mud Hens (8th) DH Mike Ford 1-3, 1 BB, 2 KRF Trey Amburgey 0-3, 1 BB, 1 KLF Mike Tauchman 1-4, 1 K, SBC Ryan Lavarnway 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBISS Tyler Wade 1-4, 2 K3B Breyvic Valera 1-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI2B Brad Miller 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K1B Logan Morrison 0-3, 1 KCF Billy Burns 1-3 Daniel Camarena 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HRRex Brothers 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 7-1 vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2B Gosuke Katoh 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K3B Mandy Alvarez...
May 20, 2019
Pinstripe Alley open thread - 5/20/19

Pinstripe Alley open thread - 5/20/19

Here’s your open thread for Monday Good morning to you all, but especially the first place New York Yankees. A wild game on Sunday saw the Yankees leapfrog the Rays in the standings, and now they head to Baltimore atop the AL East. How cool is that? We’ll have a full breakdown of that series later on. In the meantime, feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. Fun Questions How are impressed have you been with Thairo Estrada? You’re making a playlist. What song goes first to get everyone’s attention?
May 20, 2019
Yankees news: Injury updates on Dellin Betances, James Paxton

Yankees news: Injury updates on Dellin Betances, James Paxton

Injury updates on Dellin Betances, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka; Clint Frazier slumping since coming off the IL; Aaron Hicks is starting to heat up. MLB.com | Sarah Langs: It’s time for your daily injury update. During Saturday’s game, Masahiro Tanaka deflected a ball with his right shin. The Yankees are hoping that he will be able to make his next start, but he is experiencing soreness. More pitching news: Dellin Betances threw from 90 feet yesterday. He reportedly hasn’t felt any pain in his shoulder recently. Finally, James Paxton threw a bullpen session on Sunday. The southpaw...
May 19, 2019
Finding players like Gio Urshela is what the Yankees do best

Finding players like Gio Urshela is what the Yankees do best

Urshela is just another example that Brian Cashman’s Yankees will be fine Brian Cashman is a good general manager. Some would even say he’s a fantastic general manager. Others would say he’s “the worst GM EVER” without a hint of sarcasm. You can ignore them. Cashman is certainly not without his flaws, but it’s easy to see his strengths. Unless you haven’t been paying attention this season, you can put a check mark in the positive Gio Urshela spreadsheet column. I know you have spreadsheets. Urshela is getting his shot because Miguel Andujar is lost for the season. Baseball...
May 19, 2019
The Yankees need their stars back soon

The Yankees need their stars back soon

The Yankees’ replacements have brought them neck and neck with the Rays, but they will need their stars to sustain that performance. Holy cow, these Yankees. With something close to an All-Star team on the sidelines, the replacement Bombers currently own the third-best record in the American League, and find themselves just a half-game away from the top of the AL East. If a time traveler had told me prior to the season that the Yankees would spend the first two months without virtually all of their most valuable contributors, I would have thought the team would be knee-deep in trouble....