CC Sabathia earned his 250th victory as the Yankees routed the Tampa Bay Rays, 12-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, completing a three-game sweep of their division rivals.
Gary Sanchez rounding the bases on his first-inning home run – Photo by Jason Schott)
CC Sabathia earned his 250th victory as the Yankees routed the Tampa Bay Rays, 12-1, on Wednesday afternoon to complete the sweep of this pivotal three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
(Aroldis Chapman leads a girl down the runway – Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees – All rights reserved)
At Tuesday’s HOPE Week event, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and players Aroldis Chapman, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Domingo Germán and Kendrys Morales joined the founder of Runway Heroes, Rachel Goldman, at the iconic Kleinfeld bridal store in Manhattan where they surprised children with cancer and their families for a fashion show.
(The Great Olmedini working his magic – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Wednesday morning, Yankees pitchers James Paxton, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, Luis Cessa, Nestor Cortes Jr. and David Hale surprised HOPE Week honoree The Great Olmedini at his East Harlem apartment, then helped him perform magic tricks for NYC subway passengers on a 4-train bound for Yankee Stadium.
YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced the first three matchups for their first-ever exclusive live game streaming distribution partnership: The MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube. The package includes free live broadcasts of 13 games exclusively on YouTube during the second half of the 2019 MLB regular season.
(Masahiro Tanaka after striking out Joey Wendle to end the eighth inning – Photo by Jason Schott)
Masahiro Tanaka had perhaps his best game as a Yankee on Monday night, as he threw a complete game, two-hit shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays as the Yankees won the series opener, 3-0.
(Edwin Encarnacion meeting the media on Monday – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees made a big move over the weekend, as they acquired first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.
Encarnación, 36, is the American League leader in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored, 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season.
(Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees celebrated the 10th anniversary of HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) with an on-field celebration at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon, and it featured running the bases, carnival games, face painting, wiffle ball, and magicians.
On Monday night, the Mets start a three-game series in Atlanta against the first-place Braves, the start of an 11-game road trip against playoff contenders.
(Mets Manager Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas returning to the dugout after the pitcher had to leave – Photo by Jason Schott)
It was a tough Sunday for the Mets, as they had to place one of their best pitchers, Noah Syndergaard, on the 10-day injured list on Sunday morning, then lost one of their most reliable arms, Jason Vargas, during the game against St. Louis because of a left calf cramp, and then they went on to lose late once again, 4-3, to the Cardinals.