Tagged: CC Sabathia

Yankees move on to Texas to face Rangers

After a two-game stomping from the Yankees that has Red Sox fans questioning everything that is wrong with their franchise, the two teams were rained out last night.  It is unfortunate as I was looking forward to a sweep, as well as listening to Terry Francona call a game while chanting his name and booing his successor.  I guess the fun will have to resume in July when the two teams meet again.

So it is on to the Lone Star State where the Yanks will be facing the hottest team in baseball, the Texas Rangers.  From listening to the “experts” the Rangers are the best thing to happen to baseball since catchers got smart enough to wear protective gear.  They can pitch, hit run, field, cook, clean, fold your shirts, tune up your car, and if needed their owner can put you in a headlock and punch you in the face.

However, the Yanks aren’t playing too shabby themselves.  As long as Ivan Nova starts every game of the series and Freddy Garcia just waits for the team at an airport bar in DFW, New York should be able to make a series of it.  With the exception of Robinson Cano, the whole team seems to have found their groove at the plate, and who isn’t expecting Cano to break out of his slump at any time?

First pitch tonight is at 7:05 ET.  C.C. Sabathia will toe the rubber for the Bombers while Derek Holland and his mustache will take the mound for the Rangers.

Should be a fun series.



News and Notes from around the Yankee Universe

The Yankees (5-5) lost to the Twins (3-7) last night 7-3.  The two teams play the second of their four game series tonight at 7:05 ET.  C.C. Sabathia will take the mound for the Yanks and will be facing Francisco Liriano.

Morning Coffee & Links

Yanks start hot, cool off quickly

Curtis makes a great read, great catch

Jeter can’t do it by himself

Sabathia’s arm still warming up

Jeter is too hot to sit

What’s up with Cano?

A touching tribute for Jackie Robinson

Mariano Rivera is perfect man to keep Robinson’s legacy alive

Rotation Roulette

Here’s to a great day of baseball!









Michael Pineda to DL; Yankees rotation set

Michael Pineda was placed on the DL with shoulder tendonitis one day after complaining of pain following a dismal outing against the Phillies.  It seems the move should finalize the rotation for the Yankees as they head into the last few days of spring training.  As it stands here is what the starting five looks like:

C.C. Sabathia

Hiroki Kuroda

Phil Hughes

Ivan Nova

Freddy Sanchez

Of course once Andy Pettitte is ready to go in early May someone will have to be bumped, and in all likelihood Freddy Sanchez will move into the long relief role.  Once Pineda is healthy we will be looking at the rotation once again, with the battle between him, Hughes, and Nova to see who sticks.

So the starting five is set heading into opening day April 6th, but hardly set for the entire season.  Should be fun to watch.

Morning Coffee and Links

Pineda needs to change to stay healthy

A big day for Bichette

Too early to bail on Pineda

Pettitte’s legs not on shape

Hopeful lefty Cabral breaks elbow

The next big idea in baseball

Here’s to a great day of baseball!




Morning Coffee and Links

News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

Phil Hughes to be Yanks fifth starter

A-Rod gets ribbed

Jamie Moyer knows Pettittes challenges

Joba Chamberlain to meet with reporters today

Pettitte gets closer to game action

Sons of players are worlds apart

First Pitch: Don’t trade Freddy

The Yankees will face the Blue Jays tonight at 7:05 ET in Tampa.  C.C. Sabathia will take the mound.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!



Morning Coffee & Links

News and notes from around Yankees Universe

The Yankees will take on Washington again today at 1:05 ET in Tampa.  C.C. Sabathia will take the mound for the Yanks.  Here is a neatly written lineup via @MarcCarig:


Bill Hall drives in two as Yankees beat Nats.

Pineda is in need of speed.

Yanks shut down Jeter.

Freddy Garcia getting pushed back.

Here’s to a great day of Baseball!

Let’s play two!

Phil Hughes during pregame warmups prior to a ...

Phil Hughes will pitch today agaisnt the Twins.

The Yankees will play two split squad games today, home against the Phillies and on the road against the Twins.  C.C. Sabathia will get the start at home, and Mariano Rivera is expected to see his first action of the spring as well.  Phil Hughes will take the mound against the Twins.  First pitch of both games is at 1:05 ET.  The game against the Phillies will be televised on the YES Network and on the radio on WCBS.

Here are the lineups:

Home vs  Phils: 1. Jeter SS, 2. Cano 2B 3. ARod DH, 4. Teixeira 1B, 5. Chavez 3B, 6. Martin C, 7. Jones RF, 8. Hall LF, 9. Dickerson CF, LHP Sabathia

At Twins: 1. Gardner LF, 2. Granderson CF, 3. Swisher RF, 4. Ibanez DH, 5. Cervelli C, 6. Vazquez 3B, 7. Nix 2B, 8. Laird 1B, 9. Pena SS, RHP Hughes


Morning Coffee & Links

Michael Pineda’s velocity a concern.

Will the Yankees be able to keep both Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano?

Q&A with Eric Chavez.

Joe Girardi will hit the road.

Three stars from yesterday’s win over the Braves.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!