1:05 PM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019
Call to the Pen 2 hours ago

One eventful inning boosts the New York Yankees over Astros

In his first 20 pitches, Justin Verlander gives up four runs, enough for the New York Yankees to beat the Houston Astros to force a game six. Twenty pitches into what would become a 105-pitch outing Friday night, the New York Yankees had all the runs they needed off Justin Verlander. Good thing, too, because […] One eventful inning boosts the New York Yankees over Astros - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley 3 hours ago
These Yankees have failed to produce in the ALCS

These Yankees have failed to produce in the ALCS

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Whether it’s a slump or an injury, the players that many considered to be the keys to winning the series haven’t delivered. Before any postseason, newspapers and websites fill with “Keys to Victory” and “X-Factor” stories, which usually detail slumping or middle-of-the-pack players that could change the course of a postseason series if they were able to break out (I’m sure the Nationals consider Howie Kendrick to fit this mold). Prior to the ALDS against the Twins, the common theme of these conversations when it pertained to the Yankees were the...
Call to the Pen 4 hours ago

New York Yankees: CC Sabathia literally gave it everything he had

CC Sabathia may not have seen his career end the way he wanted, but no one can say he did not give the New York Yankees everything he had left. In a perfect world, CC Sabathia would have seen his career end a different way. He would have recorded the final outs for the New […] New York Yankees: CC Sabathia literally gave it everything he had - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley 4 hours ago
Yankees fans turned on Edwin Encarnacion after his ALCS slump

Yankees fans turned on Edwin Encarnacion after his ALCS slump

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Yankee DH has been ice cold in the ALCS, and that’s now the narrative despite an excellent first round A little over a week ago I wrote a post extolling the virtues of Edwin Encarnacion, fresh off a thrilling ALDS victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees were rolling, Edwin was a big part of that, and their prospective ALCS opponents were locked in what would be a five-game series, seemingly giving the AL East champions the advantage of rest. I’m writing this late Thursday night - or early Friday morning for you East Coasters - as the Yankees are...
Call to the Pen 7 hours ago

New York Yankees: What’s next for CC Sabathia?

CC Sabathia’s career is over after being removed from the New York Yankees’ALCS roster. What does the future have in store for the 19-year-veteran? There was an ominous feeling in the air at Yankee Stadium during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. Not only because the Astros powered their way to a commanding […] New York Yankees: What’s next for CC Sabathia? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More