Yankees Update – Week of July 18
If you wanted to know how Derek Jeter was going to go out in his last All-Star
Game, well, now we know. The Yankees' captain got the A.L. off to a great start by belting a lead-off double down the right-field
line in the top of the first inning off of Adam Wainwright – a vintage Jeter hit that he has pretty much patented over
his brilliant career in Pinstripes. Jeter wasn't done there either, as he smacked another hit in his second at-bat and provided
a major spark for the American League, leading them to taking down home-field advantage in the World Series with a 5-3 win.
only did Jeter showcase his abilities at the plate but he also gave fans a thrill in the very first at-bat of the game. When
Andrew McCutchen smacked a ball up the middle against Felix Hernandez, it was Jeter who made a sensational diving stab and
nearly got McCutchen out at first, though the reigning N.L. MVP's speed proved too much for anyone to get out. Even though
he didn't get his man, Jeter pointed out that this wasn't going to be a silly exhibition with no defense, largely setting
the tone on the defensive end as well as at the plate to give the A.L. all the boost that they needed.
Now the Yankees
will be looking to again rally around their captain as they hope to make their move on the other top teams in the American
League East. Right now, the Orioles look like the team to beat but the Yanks' also know that the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Rays
aren't just going to fade away either. The Yankees will have an excellent opportunity right out the game in the second half,
however, as they have a 10-game home stand that will pit them against the Reds, the Rangers and the Blue Jays before heading
down to Arlington to wrap up July.
Yankees Update – Week of July 11
You didn't think this was going
to be easy, did you? Though the Yankees definitely still have their fair share of star power and overall talent, the Orioles
and the Blue Jays have shown that they have good clubs of their own, setting up what should be an amazing race to the finish
in the second half of the season. The Yankees have had some ups and downs so far this season, but now they're starting to
get healthy in the right spot and fans are hoping that they can build a bit of momentum as they look to swing their way to
the top of the standings.
Leading the way, once again, has been Derek Jeter, as he was selected to his 14th and final
Midsummer Classic as the captain of the Yanks. Jeter isn't having his best statistical season, but he's been a productive
part of the lineup and has had both clutch hits and timely defensive plays, making his mark on yet another season in his soon
to be Hall of Fame career. Also getting the nod to the All-Star team are a couple of hurlers, as both Masahiro Tanaka and
Dellin Betances are both headed to Target Field in Minneapolis.
Though Tanaka has had plenty of publicity surrounding
his wonderful first half of the season, it's been Dellin Betances who has mainly been known to Yankees' fans. Coming out of
the bullpen, Betances has been absolutely electric, holding a 1.52 ERA with only a few games left before the All-Star break
and showing that he can pitch in tight situations, delivering a few wins in the late-innings without losing a single decision
so far this season. Though the Yankees still have their work cut out for them in the second half, they have a team that still
has plenty of potential, providing plenty of reason for fanfare surrounding the Pinstripes as they look to snag a few wins
and hold their own in the middle of the A.L. East race.
Yankees Update – Week of July 4
Now is when
we'll see what the Yankees are made of. After a bit of an up and down first half of the season, the Yankees now are looking
to turn it around after a little bit of a losing streak, and it's imperative for the team to pick up a little momentum heading
into the All-Star break as they look to catch up to Baltimore and Toronto. Even amidst the scuffle, however, the Yankees have
still shown some promising signs, particularly with their lineup as they start to get a little healthier heading deeper into
One of the clear bright spots, of course, has been the speed in the lineup, with both Jacoby Ellsbury and
Brett Gardner putting considerable pressure on opposing pitchers and catchers on a regular basis. While Ellsbury has stolen
at least seven bases in each month so far this season, Gardner has also been a major threat to swipe a base as well, giving
then one of the best tandems in the league in terms of stealing bases. With that type of an extra element, the Yankees know
the runs will continue to come as long as the heart of the order can turn the corner at some point in the season.
it's also hard to be down on a team that has Masahiro Tanaka taking the bump every fifth game, as the rookie sensation continues
to be one of the most dominant pitchers in the entire league. With an ERA and win total both near or at the top of the American
League, Tanaka is right in the middle of the Cy Young discussion alongside Felix Hernandez of Seattle. With Tanaka looking
to keep firing on all cylinders and the Yankees looking to pull it together offensively and get some consistency going in
the second half, fans know that anything can happen from here.
Yankees Update – Week of June 27
Yankees still have some work left to do this season, but they've put together a nice first half to the season so far, overcoming
some injuries to keep them right within striking distance of both the Orioles and the Blue Jays in the American League East.
In June, the Yankees also had plenty of great moments as well, including two different four-game winning streaks against teams
– all against teams above.500. Though the Yankees have had a couple of rough spells this season, they also continually
show that they can beat the other top teams in the American League when they go head-to-head, both home and on the road.
with the wins, the Yankees also once again have a few players headed for the All-Star game. At the top of the list, of course,
is Masahiro Tanaka, the dominant right-hander who is having a Cy Young-caliber season in his first year in New York. Tanaka
is at or near the top of the league in just about every major category in terms of starting pitching, giving the Yankees a
chance to win each and every time that he takes to the mound.
Also likely headed for the All-Star Game is Derek Jeter,
the legendary Yankees' captain who will likely be headed to his 14th appearance at the Midsummer Classic. Jeter is having
another steady season in the lineup for the Yankees, who have needed his patented leadership to stay above.500 as they've
dealt with injury issues throughout the year. Also appearing to be headed for the All-Star Game is Brian McCann. Though McCann
is not having his best year at the plate, he's still shown enough flashes for him to be in the conversation for the top catchers
in the American League, particularly on the defensive end. As the Yankees look to wrap up the first half of the season with
some big wins, they'll need their stars to continue their high level of play as they hope to chase down the Blue Jays.
Yankees Update – Week of June 20
Just about everything you need to know about the Yankees was on display
on June 17 during a crucial game that opened up a home series against the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays. After losing
a couple to the A's in Oakland, the Yanks returned to the Bronx with Masahiro Tanaka ready to take to the bump, and the Yankees
got a great sample of what they're capable of against the other top teams in the American League. After surrounding a leadoff
homer to Jose Reyes, Tanaka buckled down and dazzled the Blue Jays the rest of the way, going six strong innings while letting
up one earned run and striking out 10. In the end it was a 3-1 Yankees win, leading to another one the following night when
they delivered Mark Buehrle just his third loss of the season.
With the win, Tanaka moved to an MLB-best 11 wins on
the season, even lowering his ERA back below 2.00. Thanks to those type of numbers, Tanaka is making a very strong case for
the Cy Young Award, though more important is how much he's helped their outlook for the playoffs. With the Orioles and Yankees
both hovering a few games above.500 and starting to build some momentum, the Blue Jays are starting to feel the pressure as
the A.L. East continues to heat up.
The Yankees will have plenty of other opportunities against divisional foes coming
up as well, with the Bronx Bombers staying at home for a three-game set against the Orioles before heading to Toronto for
a series and then coming home again to battle the Red Sox and Rays. In one of the most crucial stretches of division games
of the season, the Yankees will have their eyes on the top of the division as they look to continue coming on strong heading
towards the midpoint of the 2014 season.
Yankees Update – Week of June 13
It's been a battle so
far this season for the Yankees, but the Pinstripes have been up to the challenge despite some injury issues and some surprises
in the division so far. Though it's been the Blue Jays that have shocked everyone by storming out to a lead in the A.L. East,
the Yankees have hung in there while getting healthier, keeping them just above.500 as they start to build some momentum.
The Yankees have also been proving that they can win some tough games on the road, which is a key to long-term success throughout
the season as they look to make their move in the division.
And the Yankees proved exactly that when they went to Seattle
recently to take on the red hot Mariners. With great pitching from starters and from relievers, the Yankees were able to take
the series against the Mariners on the road mainly by out-pitching them, though clutch hits from Jacoby Ellsbury and several
others also helped to seal the deal. Of course, the star of the series was still probably Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched yet
another gem on June 11 to help him notch his 10th win of the season. In the game, Tanaka dazzled the Mariners' lineup, pitching
all nine innings and letting up just two earned runs in the process.
After a nice road series win against the Mariners,
the Yankees will be looking to keep it up as they head into one of the most crucial parts of their first-half schedule. The
Yankees will get a chance to take down the A's in Oakland then they come back to New York for a home stand that starts with
the division-leading Blue Jays. The following series, against the Orioles, will also have plenty of fanfare, as the Orioles
boast one of the most talented young teams in the league and are once again lurking in the playoff picture. But with the Yanks
starting to overcome some injury problems and get the season headed in the right direction, fans around the division know
that it might be just a matter of time before the Pinstripes charge their way up the standings.
– Week of June 6
Despite some trials and tribulations this year so far from the Yanks, they're right in the middle
of the A.L. East and will be looking to strike as soon as the Blue Jays cool off. Though the Blue Jays and the Orioles have
surprised everyone this season, the Yanks have known for a while that both teams can play and are ready for a tough battle
throughout the year as the A.L. East continues to heat up. The Yankees would love to get completely clear of.500, but holding
on and continuing to win despite some injury issues has been a great sign as far as the Yankees' playoff chances go.
one of the major reasons that the Yankees remain very hopeful this season is because of Masahiro Tanaka, who continues to
dice up whichever lineup has the misfortune of ending up in his crosshairs. After putting together a nice first month to the
season, Tanaka took it to the next level by going 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA in May, wrapping up the month with an absolutely dominating
performance at home against the Twins. Tanaka also started June right where he left off in May, beating the A.L. West-leading
A's to move his record to 9-1 on the season.
With Tanaka holding an ERA right around 2.00 and beating some of the top
teams in the league, the Yankees know that a few winning streaks are likely to be right around the corner. Having Carlos Beltran
back in the lineup should also be a major plus and it looks like Jacoby Ellsbury is starting to find it again, giving fans
plenty of hope as they look to chase down the Orioles and Blue Jays this season. With a road trip that will take the Yankees
to Kansas City, Seattle and Oakland, the Yankees have some big opportunities upcoming as they look to build a little momentum.
Yankees Update – Week of May 16
With the third highest team batting average in the league and one of the
most prolific in terms of runs scored as well, the Yankees are near the top of the A.L. East standings once again and they'll
be looking to take the next step as they head deeper into 2014 chasing the Orioles. Though the Yanks ended up with a bit of
a rough patch by losing a few games on the road against the Brewers and the Mets, the Yankees are still nipping at the heels
of the Orioles and reminding the rest of the league they have one of the best-rounded rosters in the league.
the main reasons the Yankees are where they are, of course, is because of Yangervis Solarte, who has been red hot this season
and starting to be a major factor in the heart of the order. With a team-high.336 average through his first 33 games of the
season, and with some power to boot, Solarte has been helping to pick up the entire lineup as guys like Mark Teixeira and
Jacoby Ellsbury look to get their bats going again.
One of the most impressive part of Solarte's game, however, is his
patience at the plate, as the 26-year-old rookie is also leading the team in on-base percentage and is second on the team
in walks. With that type of patience, power and ability to hit to all fields, Solarte is looking like the real deal so far
in Pinstripes, giving fans even more reasons for optimism as they look to put together a winning streak that has them shooting
up the A.L. East standings. The Yankees will now look to build a little momentum as they take on the Pirates at home and the
Cubs on the road heading out to Chicago to take on the White Sox for a four-game set in the Windy City. New York will then
wrap up May with a road series against the Cards and a home series against the Twins.
Yankees Update –
Week of May 9
Knotted at the top of the A.L. East standings after their first 33 games of the season, all is well in
the Bronx so far this season as the Yankees look to remain major factors in the division in the last season of Derek Jeter's
legendary career. Ranking among the top teams in the league in batting average, the Yankees have shown that they have one
of the most balanced lineups in the league, making it very difficult on opposing pitchers in the process. This has helped
translate into series wins recently against the Red Sox, and the Angels twice, putting them right alongside the Orioles for
the top spot in the division.
Of course, they couldn't have gotten this far in 2014 without the stellar start to the
season from Masahiro Tanaka, who has come on strong in his first season with the Pinstripes and leads the team in a variety
of major pitching categories. Holding a 2.53 ERA and a 4-0 record through his first six starts of the season, Tanaka has been
a model of consistently, as he's also boasted quality starts every time he's taken to the mound this season. With that type
of starting pitching coming from Tanaka, the Yankees look like a very formidable team moving forward as they look to round
into form and take another swing at a division crown or even a title.
And the Yankees would love for the wins to keep
coming in a bevy of high-profile series that will be happening over the next few weeks. Heading out to Milwaukee to take on
the Brewers, the team with the best record in baseball, will be a good challenge for the Yankees and then they'll come home
for a four-game subway series against the Mets, with two games at Yankee Stadium and two at Citi Field. The Yankees will then
stay at home for a quick two-game set against the Pirates before heading on the road to take on the struggling Cubs.
Yankees Update – Week of April 18th
After mixed success in the early weeks of the season, the Yankees have
gotten a little warm as of late, springing them to the top of the division often considered the very best. With a balanced
team that can do it all, both at the plate and on the mound, the Yankees are sure to give you plenty to cheer about as they
look to keep it going in the early stages of April. In recent weeks, it's been not just Ellsbury and Solarte who have been
doing their part at the plate but Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner have been doing some major damage as well, giving opposing
pitchers fits whenever the Pinstripes take to the field. All of that has added up to some impressive showings in April, as
the Yankees have already won series against the Blue Jays, the Red Sox and Cubs, giving fans an idea of how difficult the
Yankees can be to take down.
Of course, the Yanks can do a lot more than just take down opponents by scoring runs by
the handful, as their pitching staff is showing why many consider them one of the most talented squads in the league. Michael
Pineda has been holding a 1.00 ERA in his first three starts and racking up two big wins. Masahiro Tanaka has also been a
big-time player for the Yankees so far, giving fans even more hope that they have the type of rotation that can last the trials
and tribulations of a long baseball season. With upcoming series against the Rays and the Red Sox on the road and home games
against the Mariners and the Angels, the Yankees have plenty of tests coming up as they look to put a little distance between
them and the rest of their A.L. West competitors.
Yankees Update – Week of April 11th
a fresh new look for 2014, the Yankees are off and running in the A.L. East, though it's the typical cluster so far as some
of the top clubs in the league all battle it out to get ahead of the pack. Of course, it definitely helps that newcomer Jacoby
Ellsbury is off to a blistering start at the plate, batting well over.300 in the first couple weeks of the season and being
just as dangerous once he gets on the base paths – something the rest of the American League has found out the hard
way in recent seasons. Also showing some major signs of life has been Yangervis Solarte and Brett Gardner, giving them some
major pop and some speed throughout the lineup as the Yankees look to swing their way up the standings in the toughest division
Balancing out the roster, of course, has been their star-studded rotation, with Michael Pineda, Hiroki
Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka all putting together quality starts in their first two outings to start the season. After winning
a tough series in Toronto against the Blue Jays and losing a couple of tough ones at home against the Orioles, the Yankees
came home to take on the Red Sox and the Cubs before heading back on the road to matchup against the Rays and the Red Sox
as they hope to wrap up the first month of the season a high note. The Pinstripes will also get a chance to host A.L. West
foes Los Angeles and Seattle, with the latter series bringing Robinson Cano back to New York for the first time since signing
with the Mariners. With David Robertson dominating in the bullpen and some serious pop both in their lineup and in their rotation,
the Yankees clearly aren't going anywhere as they continue to round into form in the early going.
2014 New York
The New York Yankees are ready to go this season as they eye the top of the standings in the American
League East, where they frequently end up thanks to rosters loaded with superstars all over the field and in the pitching
rotation. The biggest games of the regular season played at Yankee Stadium are always played when the Boston Red Sox come
to town, though there are plenty of other amazing games as well. They'll play against Boston in Beantown in April and will
also head to Tampa to take on the Rays. The Yankees are coming home for series against the Angels and Mariners that will also
bring Pinstripes into the stands by the tens of thousands as they look to finish the first month of the season with a winning
Of course, no matter how many other great matchups there are, the division matchups are always some of the very
best. The Baltimore Orioles also appear to be a team on the rise in the AL East, and the Yankees know not to take them lightly.
The Tampa Bay Rays are also always a tough team, and the Yankees have had some truly memorable bouts with the Rays in the
past. And you don't want to forget about the Blue Jays, a team that is known for putting together potent lineups that rank
among the most prolific in the league from year to year.
Just don't make the mistake of thinking that it's only about
the home games at state-of-the-art new Yankee Stadium, as Yankees fans are all over the place and tend to have some of the
biggest followings whenever they take to the field for a big away game. And once you see the big game from the stands on the
road, you'll understand loud and clear what all the buzz is about, as this is one of the most prominent pro sports teams in
the world for a reason and it definitely isn't because there is a lack of fanfare from game to game and season to season.
New York Yankees Team Info
The New York Yankees play in the American League East division of Major League Baseball,
a division that also features the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox. This is often one
of the most competitive divisions in the MLB ranks, and anyone that has seen two AL East teams face off in person know that
very well. The Yankees were unable to make it to the postseason in 2013, but they experienced a handful of injuries to key
players last season. With a fully healthy roster, this New York team should be back in contention for the AL East title and
perhaps beyond. The Yankees are used to being in the postseason, and the team will be fighting hard all season long to return
to the playoffs.
And one of the reasons that Yankees fans are so hopeful is because of the balance on the roster. Though
star-level offensive playmakers like Jacoby Ellsbury, Derek Jeter, and Brian McCann make them a force to be reckoned with
in the batter's box, they also have a top-tier pitching rotation led by C.C. Sabathia, Michael Pineda and more, giving them
a chance to win every time out. You also don't want to forget about David Robertson, who learned from the master, Mariano
Rivera, and has some of the best stuff in the league in terms of late-inning power pitching. With all of those elements, this
is a team that you don't definitely don't want to sleep on this season.
The MLB Experience
Baseball has been around for more than a century, and people have been attending games for many years. Most people in this
country grew up with a love for the game of baseball, and it's something that endures throughout a person's life. That's what
makes going to the game so magical, the nostalgia on top of the excitement of competition. When that first pitch is thrown
out, you'll feel a swell of emotion in the crowd and know that you're in for a fun time at the ballpark. The Yankees are one
of the most historic teams in baseball, and seeing them hit the field in the pinstripes is an experience that every baseball
fan should be a part of at least one in their lifetime.
New York Yankees History
The New York Yankees
are the most successful franchise in the history of Major League Baseball. The Yankees have won an astounding 27 World Series
Championships over the course of their illustrious history, and always seem to be in contention to return to baseball's biggest
stage. It's also no secret that they've had some of the best players to ever done a baseball uniform over the years, such
as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle just to name the absolute tip of the iceberg. Delve a little deeper
into their history and you end up finding the careers of other legends like Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Don Larson,
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, and Dave Winfield among other greats. This is a franchise with a history
filled with all-time greats and championships, making them one of the most popular teams in the league.
Did you know that when he retired from baseball George Herman "Babe" Ruth had set the record for the
most home runs in a career with 714, a number that many people considered unbreakable until Henry "Hank" Aaron eclipsed that
mark in the 1970s?
Though Ruth was a dominant pitcher early in his career as well, something that many fans never even
hear about, Ruth remains arguably the greatest power hitter of all-time. With 714 homers despite playing in seasons that were
significantly shorter than they are today, and also in a so-called "dead ball era," Ruth is the gold standard for home run
hitting and is still considered by many to be the top baseball player of all-time.
The New York
Yankees are one of the most popular teams in Major League Baseball, boasting a storied history filled with Hall of Fame players
and World Series Championships. The Yankees have a dedicated following of fans that come out as often as possible to see the
team hit the field in their pinstripes at Yankees Stadium. If you've never seen a game at Yankee Stadium, it's time to change
that, though you can also catch plenty of action on the road as the Yankees travel and take on some of the best teams in the