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Weekly Preview: PHI vs NYY 7/20-21 , NYY @ BOS 7/22 – 7/25

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The Yankees aren’t boring anymore! Well, maybe they still are, but not for the same reasons as they were previously.   The Yankees have been in a rut most of the season of bland, vanilla, stale – whatever you want to call it – baseball and were dealt another series of blows this weekend to start the second half, losing Jonathan Loaisiga, Wandy Peralta, Nestor Cortes, Aaron Judge, Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka to the COVID IL. Loaisiga is set to return later this week against Boston, however, news broke on Sunday afternoon that Darren O’Day’s hamstring injury will cost him the remainder of the season. Zack Britton returned from the IL, but Tim Locastro tore his ACL on Saturday, and his season is done.   Rougned Odor is showing some signs of life, but Luke Voit is back on the IL.  One step forward, one step back.

Yankees vs Red Sox Preview 7/15-7/18: Covid Edition

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***Edit*** This was supposed to be a Series Preview before the Yankees got fucked up by Covid, so maybe enjoy the little bit of optimism I had before this news, if you want to, and watch my reaction to the news as it came out *s show order of edits  Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos Yankees vs Red Sox Preview 7/15-7/18 The Bombers start their second half tonight  tomorrow night, beginning a four game series with the first  place Red Sox. The Yankees (46-43) enter the second half of their schedule 8 games behind the Red Sox (55-36) for first place in the AL East and 4.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics (52-40) for the second Wild Card spot after their nightmare first half of the year. Winners of five of their last seven games entering the All Star Break, this series will be a play a huge factor in determining how they play out the rest of their season. Will they look like the confident team, who was having fun playing baseball, that we saw about to sweep the Astros this last weekend?

The Rise of Johnny Lasagna

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In an otherwise bleak season for the 2021 New York Yankees, one bright spot in the bullpen comes in middle relief: Jonathan Loaisiga. 

Weekly Preview: LAA @ NYY 6/28 – 7/1, NYM @ NYY 7/2 – 7/4

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Weekly Preview: LAA @ NYY 6/28 – 7/1, NYM @ NYY 7/2 – 7/4   So… where do the Yankees go from here?   Photo Credit: ESPN Every time it seems the club gets something going, whether it is winning a series, or getting a couple of comeback wins under their belt, the wheels fall back off the wagon. It is no secret that the Bombers have struggled this season, including many tough losses with just a handful of thrilling wins for this ball club. Following a sweep to the rival Red Sox in Boston, The Yankees sit in fourth place in the American League East with a 40-37 record.   The Yankees will have four games in Yankees Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels and two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani to start out the week on Monday and head straight into a three-game set against the crosstown rival New York Mets in the Bronx. Though the Angels record doesn’t show it, neither of these teams are ones to overlook, especially with the brand of baseball the Bombers have been playing this season.   This is w

Weekly Preview: KC @ NYY 6/22-6/24, NYY @ BOS 6/25 - 6/27

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  The question on everyone’s mind as we head into this week is: Are the Yankees back? 

Yankees, MLB hold first-ever Lou Gehrig Day

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Yankees fans (and all baseball fans): June 2 is now a day to remember.  It’s #LouGehrigDay. 

Yankees place Kluber, Voit on IL

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  Photo Credit: Charles Wenzelberg/NY Post Right-hander Corey Kluber will be shut down for a minimum of two months due to a sub-scapular strain in his right shoulder. First baseman Luke Voit will face another IL stint as well, as he’s dealing with a Grade 2 strained oblique. Corey Kluber will be out at least two months with the shoulder strain, Aaron Boone says. General rule is one week of build-up for each week missed. So four weeks (at least) down, four weeks up. Looking at close to August for a potential return for Kluber. — Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 26, 2021 Luke Voit has a grade 2 oblique strain... he is Headed to IL #yankees — Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) May 26, 2021 The news comes after Kluber was removed from Tuesday’s game in the third inning after experiencing shoulder tightness. Kluber’s injury hurts significantly, as he’s pitched tremendously as the primary guy behind ace Gerrit Cole. In 53.1 innings, he’s 4-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 134 ERA+, including a hist

Delayed reactions to Corey Kluber's historic No-Hitter

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Unless you live under a rock, or you don't have a television or Twitter, you've heard all about Corey Kluber's historic no-hitter on Wednesday night.   Photo credit: Cleveland.com

Kluber and Taillon are showing what's possible for this Yankee rotation

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  We are now firmly underway with this 2021 MLB season. At 34 games in, we are a little bit past “it’s still early” territory and at this point we can start to discuss some of what we’ve seen with a more meaningful sample size behind it. The Yankees did not get out of the gates strongly this season and while they have played better and strung together wins the past few weeks, their performances have been uneven. While several key names are still worth being concerned about offensively, the Yankees have managed to not lose a series since the Tampa Bay series from April 16th-18th. The obvious strengths of the team to this point of the season have been 1) Gerrit Cole, 2) The bullpen and 3) The recent white hot hitting streak of Giancarlo Stanton. While the Yankees starting rotation and offense had both been inconsistent to start the season, it is the rotation that is leading this Yankees charge back into solid baseball and series wins. Specifically, it is the stabilization of Corey Kluber