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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) The Yankees’ series opener against the Red Sox was supposed to be about the return of Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis to the lineup, but the big story turned out to be CC Sabathia’s re-emergence on the mound. Sabathia’s previous start had been one of his worst […]

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During Joe Girardi’s WCBS pre-game interview with Suzyn Waldman, the Yankees’ manager talked about his lineup’s need for patience when facing White Sox lefty Francisco Liriano. The game plan was correct, but executing it proved to be easier said than done. You gotta lay off the pitches that appear to be strikes. I always talked about […]

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After getting off to a slow start that had many wondering whether Phil Hughes would last the first month, much less the entire season, the 26-year old tinkered with his repertoire and rebounded with a strong May through July. Since the start of August, however, the right hander has experienced another reversal of fortune, which begs the […]

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Last night, Justin Verlander was a strike-throwing machine. Over eight innings, the right hander threw 96 strikes, or nearly 73% of his career-high tying 132 pitches. That not only represented the most strikes ever recorded by the Tigers’ ace in one game, but it was also the highest total by any pitcher since Brandon Morrow registered […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstripe Alley) Derek Jeter has gained a reputation for being a very aggressive hitter. However, the Yankee shortstop’s career walk rate of 8.8% is actually slightly higher than the American League average of 8.7% over that same period. In terms of pitches per plate appearance, Jeter’s career rate of […]

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Freddy Garcia’s last start was one of the lowest points of his career. After throwing only 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox in his previous outing, the right hander gave an unwelcomed encore against the Tigers on April 28, once again departing before the end of the second inning. As Garcia walked off the […]

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It was a pivotal moment in last night’s game. With the Rays leading 5-1 in the fifth inning, the Yankees loaded the bases for Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano. However, as has happened repeatedly throughout the season, the Yankees failed to score. After Arod struck out on the 11th pitch of his at bat, Rays’ left […]

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