(James Paxton was throwing heat on Tuesday night – Photo by Jason Schott)
James Paxton had a phenomenal August, and he kept it rolling in September, as he threw seven shutout innings to lead the Yankees to a 10-1 win on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
Continue reading Yankees’ Paxton Pushing It At The Right Time
(Aroldis Chapman fires one in earlier this season – Photo by Jason Schott)
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been voted the American League Reliever of the Month for August, and Felipe Vázquez of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been named the National League Reliever of the Month honors.
Continue reading Chapman Claims Second Straight Reliever Of Month Award For Yankees
(Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees were shutout by the Texas Rangers, 7-0, on Monday afternoon, the first time they were held scoreless in 220 games.
Continue reading Yankees’ Shutout Streak Ends
(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone – Photo by Jason Schott)
Friday was a typical day for the Yankees in this injury-riddled season, as their excitement at getting one big player back, was tempered by seeing another player go on the injured list.
Continue reading Boone Says Yankees Have Been Able To “Go out and get ‘er done” Despite Injuries
(Masahiro Tanaka pitching to Yasiel Puig early in Friday night’s game – Photo by Jason Schott)
In recent years, whenever the Yankees have faced a crisis with their pitching, Masahiro Tanaka has a performance that proves he is the ace of their starting rotation.
Continue reading Tanaka Proves Once Again To Be Yankees’ Ace
Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball
By Christopher J. Phillips
Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95
Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.
It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.
Continue reading BrooklynFans Of Books: “Scouting and Scoring” On Evolution Of Stats In Baseball
25 years ago today was one of the most heartbreaking days in baseball history, as the players went on strike, never to return. The World Series was cancelled, something that was unthinkable considering it had never happened before The strike even dragged into 1995, shortening that season to 144 games.
Continue reading 1994 Yankees: What Could Have Been
The Yankees will play a separate-admission doubleheader on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles with Game 1 beginning at 1:05 p.m. and Game 2 beginning at 7:05 p.m.
Continue reading Yankees Doubleheader Monday: What You Need To Know
(Aaron Judge (center) and Cameron Maybin (right) celebrate – @Yankees)
The Yankees completed their sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-4 win on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
This came after Boston took three out of four at Fenway a weekend ago and actually showed signs of getting into the American League East race by cutting the Yankees’ lead down to eight games.
Continue reading Yankees Sweep Boston To Continue Domination At Stadium
It was a good month to be a reliever in New York in July, as Seth Lugo of the Mets has been named the National League Reliever of the Month, and Tommy Kahnle of the Yankees has been voted the American League Reliever of the Month.
Continue reading Mets’ Lugo, Yankees’ Kahnle Relievers Of The Month