Late Game Power Surge Propels Yankees to 9th Straight Win in Camden Yards

Late Game Power Surge Propels Yankees to 9th Straight Win in Camden Yards

Maybe it’s just that we notice it more often than not, but it often seems that whenever a television broadcast displays a graphic, or the announcers mention, a lack of some type of statistic (for example: “Mychal Givens hasn’t allowed a run in May”), it always seems to break immediately afterwards.

And did it break tonight for the New York Yankees.

Down 6-1, entering the 6th inning, the Yankees finally got to the Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher, Andrew Cashner, and going into the final third of the game, they were only trailing 7-3.

Then, everything broke right. (And luckily, I’m not talking about broken bones! Nobody new to add to the IL tonight.)

Let’s get into it:

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Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Rays 2, Yankees 1: Rays Outlast the Yanks in Extras

Fans at Yankee Stadium may have been able to experience Game of Thrones Day today, but the real treat was the rematch between Ian Snell and Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka got the better of Snell on May 12th, and he did the same today. Unlike the a week ago, the Yankees’ offense and bullpen was not able to give Tanaka enough support, and the Yankees lost 2-1 in 11 innings. As a result, the Yankees lost their lead in the AL East, falling 1/2 game behind the Rays.

(Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac/AP)

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Quick Hit: Yankees Win First Game of DH, Thanks to HR's by Torres (2), Sanchez & Maybin

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Rays 7, Yankees 2: Bats Are Afraid

Rays 7, Yankees 2: Bats Are Afraid

The Yankees struggled to score runs against the Rays on Thursday at the Slop….sorry, the Trop, while the Rays got on base against all 3 Yankee pitchers seemingly with ease to tie up the series at 1-1. Of particular note, the Rays used their “Opener” strategy to perfection, and Yankee tempers flared in the 6th.

(Photo Credit: Chris O’Meara, AP)

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Notes from San Francisco

Notes from San Francisco

Watching the Yankees and the Giants play this weekend was a bit of a dissonant experience for me. I have been rooting for both these teams since I became a baseball fan in the mid-1970s. As a child back then, this never seemed like a problem because the two teams were so rarely good at the same time. There was no interleague play in those years, so having one National League and one American League team was relatively easy. Since the advent of interleague play, I had seen the two teams play each other once at Yankee Stadium, but never in San Francisco.

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Yankees 6, Giants 4: Sanchez Leads the Yanks Over the Giants

Yankees 6, Giants 4: Sanchez Leads the Yanks Over the Giants

The Yanks won again on a sunny afternoon in San Francisco, 6-4, taking the first two games of a three game set vs. the Giants, moving the Yanks to 16-11 overall. Do not let the close score fool you: the Yankees were in complete control of this game, even as the wheels nearly came off at the end. In reality, the story of the game can be told in two innings.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ben Margot

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Weekly Mailbag: A Trade Proposal, Ellsbury, Sanchez, and the Replacements!

Weekly Mailbag: A Trade Proposal, Ellsbury, Sanchez, and the Replacements!

The SSTN inaugural mailbag features some great questions this week - thanks, and keep them coming! Below, you can find out what I think about a fascinating trade proposal, Jacoby Ellsbury, Gary Sanchez, and the cast of thousands that has been needed to cover for all of the Yankees’ extensive body count this season. Without further ado, click “Read More” to see the mailbag!

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The Jury Is Out: A Quick Update on the 12 Yankees on the Injured List

The Jury Is Out: A Quick Update on the 12 Yankees on the Injured List

If you could’ve predicted that after the Yankees 12th game of the season, they would have been placing their twelfth player on the Major League Injury List, go out and buy a Mega Millions (Jackpot at $157 Million) or PowerBall ($101 Million) ticket, and don’t forget who reminded you to do so.

On a more serious note however, the Yankees have had been affected pretty seriously by the numerous injuries this season, and while it isn’t the greatest excuse for their poor performance so far this season (mainly because they’ve dropped a lot leads late into games), it’s understandable why people gravitate towards saying it.

Out of the 30 teams in the Majors, the Yankees obviously lead the league with the most players on the IL at 12, with the next closest being the Pittsburgh Pirates at 10 players. (The team with the least injuries is the San Francisco Giants, currently with 1 player on the IL.)

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the latest news about all 12 Yankees on the IL:

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