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Bats come to life, Cortes sharp in 8-4 Yankees win

Coming into the night on a three-game losing streak, and after dropping eight of their last 11 contests, this game was one the Yankees needed. Fortunately for them, the bats came to life, and the pitching was solid, as New York downed the White Sox, 8-4. The win, coupled with Tampa’s loss, allowed the Yanks to regain their half-game lead in the American League East despite their recent struggles.

Returning stars bring tough decisions in Yankees' outfield

For much of the 2019 season so far, the Yankees have played great baseball. They are currently sitting in first place and have grabbed that spot in the standings despite an almost comical slew of injuries that began in spring training and hasn’t let up since. While the injuries have struck every part of the roster, one group that was particularly hard hit was the outfield. The Yankees entered this season with a group of outfielders that boasted multiple All Star and MVP-caliber players. With some of these players now set to return, what will this group look like going forward?

Yankees fall to White Sox as bats go silent late in the game

The New York Yankees started their road trip in the south side of Chicago Thursday night against the White Sox. The Yankees saw a familiar face on the mound in a struggling Iván Nova, who started out his big-league career with the team and played with them until 2016 when he was traded to Pittsburgh. Heading into this start, Nova was sporting a 6.28 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP, averaging around two runners on base per inning. Lefty J.A. Happ took the mound for the Yanks who has been pitching better as of late, but was still approaching the start with a 4.48 ERA.

Fantasizing about Francisco Lindor in pinstripes

As a follower of the Yankees, the richest franchise in baseball and fifth in all of sports, they’re often associated with superstar names when guys become available because they have the money, pedigree, and even the assets if it’s via trade. Look no further than the latest example of a potential trade target that would require a massive package, shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians.

A Tale of Two Games: Yankees split twin bill with Mets

For the third time in the last 27 days, the Yankees found themselves playing a double-header. In the first two twin bills, New York won both games, but today they split the day/night duel with their cross-town rivals, the Mets. After going 1-1 today, the Yankees are now 41-25 on the season and sit tied atop the American League East standings with the Tampa Bay Rays.

"The Yankees are the best in the business," an interview with Yankees' 2019 sixth-round selection, Hayden Wesneski

With their sixth-round pick, 195th overall, in the 2019 draft, the New York Yankees selected right-handed starting pitcher, Hayden Wesneski, out of Sam Houston State. He was a 33rd round pick in the 2016 draft, but decided to go to college instead, where he thrived. Wesneski played three years as a Bearkat and threw at least 84 innings in each.  His best year in school was certainly this past season, where he posted a 3.32 ERA in 105.2 innings, including two complete games in 15 starts. 

Standing at six-foot-three, Wesneski has a plus fastball, as well as an average slider and changeup in his arsenal, according to scouts.  In his three years at Sam Houston State, Wesneski compiled a 25-9 record in 51 appearances (44 starts).  To go along with his 288 IP, he had an ERA of 3.56 and struck out 224 while walking only 76 men.  We were fortunate enough to get to speak with Wesneski and get to know him a little bit better as a person and a player. Below is an interview managing editor, Ryan T…

Series Preview: New York Yankees vs New York Mets (6/10-6-/11)

After an exciting 10th inning win in Cleveland, the Yankees are coming back home for a two-game series against the crosstown rival Mets.  The Yankees, who are now tied for first place, will be trying to right the ship after a little slide last week where they lost five of seven.  The Mets on the other hand are coming in a game under .500, and are third in the NL East, five games back of the Phillies.  Last week, they impressively took two of three from both the Giants and Rockies.  In 2018 the Yankees were 4-2 in the subway series, and hopefully they can use this quick series to get back on track.