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Wildcard and LDS
Nov 1 - First baseman Mark
Teixeira and Second baseman Robinson Cano have won 2012 Rawlings Gold
Nov 8 - Congratulations Robinson
Cano and Derek Jeter, who won their 4th and 5th Silver Slugger Awards,
Nov 14 - Congratulations to Mets pitcher R A Dickey for winning the NL
Cy Young award.
Dec 5 - Ibanez's power
display against the Orioles stuck in the memories of
MLB.com readers, who found Ibanez worthy
of a Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Award as this year's best Postseason
Francisco Giants win the World Series in a sweep
At San Francisco
Game 1: Giants win
Luck goes against Detroit in the 3rd: with two out, a
drive hits third base and dribbles into the outfield for a double. Then
Verlander gives up a hit, scoring the runner and next gives up a
homer to P. Sandoval.
In the 4th, after a lead off single, a high chop in front of the
plate, Young didn't run, was tagged by the catcher, throw to second
tag the runner. Then Zito gets an RBI single off of
Sandoval hits a
third homer in the
J Valverde pitches for Detroit in the 7th and
gives up two more
Game 2: Giants win
Giants score on a bases loaded DP in the 7th and a sac
fly in the 8th.
Tigers get only two hits.
3: Giants win 2-0
Giants' runs scored in the
2nd. Detroit had five hits.
Game 4: Giants
win 4-3 in 10 innings
strikes out the side in the 10th, including
AL Championship Series
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees
At New York
Detroit wins 6-4 in 12 innings.
the bases on walks with two out.
sharply to short and Ibanez is out on a close play at
Yankees load the bases on three hits and Cano is called out, but
replay shows he was safe.
6th inning Jackson triples on a ball just behind
frist base, that stays at the base of the stands. Pettitte then gives up two
No-Rod strikes out with second and third, no out, the ball was
dropped and he didn't run. Swisher walks and
and Martin both strike out. SAD!
In the 9th, with
Martin on second, Ichiro homers.
Teixeira walks with two outs and
ties the game with another homer!
In the 12th, Phelps
blows another one with a walk, 'sac' and a double that Swisher should have
caught in left.
Next play they had to
carry Jeter off the
field, twisted ankle on a grounder.
stats: Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al 2; Cano 2; Martin
2; Teixeira; Granderson; Jeter.
GIDP: Rodriguez, Al.
Team LOB: 13.
3-0, but the umpires scored two runs.
This was the first post season
game without Jeter, Posada,
Rivera, or Pettitte.
It's time for Cano, Granderson, Swisher, and
No-Rod to step up, or the season is done.
Cano grounded out and No-Rod and
Granderson struck out.
Nix drove one deep, but it was
7th inning Cano blows the pivot on a DP, one run
Another blind ump in the top of the
8th: runner from first overruns second on a hit and the throw and
tag beat him, but the ump was the only one who didn't see it. Then the
bullpen can't get anyone out. A 1-0 game becomes 3-0. Eppley finally strikes
out Young on three pitches. Yankees go quietly in the 8th.
perfect through five innings, strikes out 5/6 first batters and 11 total in
Phile Coke, pitching
the 9th, strikes out the side, but
No-Rod does get a
Yankees RISP: 0-5 (M Teixeira 0-1, C
Granderson 0-1, J Nix 0-1, R Martin 0-2)
Team LOB: 7
Game 3: Detroit wins
No No-Rod, no Swisher. Nunez at short, Ibanez DH, Gardner LF vs
Hughes gives up a homer to Young in the 4th, then
comes out for an injury. Phelps in.
Chavez E-5, stolen base and Cabrera
double. Ichiro gets first two Yankee hits.
Nunez leads off the
homer. Yankees get two on, but
Game 4: Detroit wins
Postponed for rain that didn't come for at least 1:30 after the
scheduled start time, but would have affected the game if it had
didn't last into the 4th inning. Until then, only the
Yankee offense was to blame. Only two hits.
The Yankee starters were very good in the post season. However, the
hitting was MIA.
This was the worst post season offense ever for any team.
Nine games 60/320 a .188 batting average.
the four ALCS games they were 22/140 - .157. They scored only six runs with
three homers. All of their runs were scored in either the 6thor
Detroit goes into the World
NL Championship Series
San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals
At San Francisco
Cards win 6-4
Game 2: Giants win 7-1
Game 3: Cards win 3-1
a 3:30 rain delay.
Game 4: Cards win
Game 5: Giants win 5-0
At San Francisco
Game 6: Giants
Game 7: Giants win 9-0
rain for the 9th inning.
Beltran was the last out last year for
the Giants, but walks for the Cardinals this time to extend the
San Francisco goes into the World Series.
Detroit, having the worst record of the three AL division
leaders has the luxury of knowing that they will open the
at home! The
and Oakland will begin on the
Washington Nationals vs. the winner of the wild card St.
Louis Cardianals or the Atlanta Braves.
Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco
Orioles at Rangers
Orioles win 5-1
Cardianals at Braves
Cardinals win 6-3
A disputed infield fly rule call
may have cost Atlanta the game, though they had made errors while they were in
Oakland vs. Detroit
Detroit wins 3-1 at Detroit
Detroit wins 5-4 in the 9th at
Game 3: Oakland wins 2-1 at
Game 4: Oakland wins 4-3 at
A's score three in the bottom of the 9th!
Detroit wins 6-0 at Oakland
Tigers move on to the ALCS
Yankees vs. Baltimore
Game 1: Yankees win 7-2 at
After a 2:30 rain delay, Jeter scores on Ichiro double, but Ichiro
is thrown out trying to steal. Teixeira is later thrown out trying to stretch
an RBI single into a double.
Sabathia gives up a lead off double in the
8th, but gets a strikeout, pop foul and ground out to keep the game
tied at 2-2.
Martin leads off the
9th with a homer, then Ibanez and Jeter single. Ichiro had a 50' RBI
single. Cano doubles in two more.
Sabathia finished with
120 pitches, seven strike outs. He gives up a double on a 2 strike count.
Robertson gets a strike out on four pitches to end it!
Orioles win 3-2 at Baltimore
Pettitte gives up
three runs in seven innings, but Yankees score only two.
Nunez doubles in
the 7th and Jeter drives him in. No-Rod strikes out as
Ichiro steals second.
Then nothing else.
A-Rod strikes out to end it. He would have been the go ahead run.
3: Yankees win 3-2 in 12 innings at
Martin doubles and Jeter drives him in.
Kuroda gives up
homers. Logan and Soriano get one out each. No-Rod does little to
help. In the 9th,
pinch hits for No-Rod and homers to tie the game! Sorianbo pitches
the 10th and give up a single, a sac bunt and line drive
play to short.
In the 12th, Robertson gets the first
two outs, but messes up a pop up near the mound, then tags the next batter on a
comeback to him that he almost booted.
As TBS is showsg Ibanez exploits
during the last few games,
he hits the game winning homer!
Game 4: Orioles win 2-1 in 13 innings.at Yankees
3rd and No-Rod bats 5th.
Hughes starts with a walk and
a bunt singles that didn't go foul, but gets the next three on fly balls. In
the 5th, Hughes gives up a solo homer, but Jeter doubles and scores
on a ground out.
Hughes goes 62/3, 1 run, but worked
into and out of trouble.
In the 8th, No-Rod strikes out with
runners on second and third, with one out and Swisher flies out.
gets out of a generous
hit with a pick off.
Extra innings again!
his second inning was hit by a broken bat on a single. Phelps gets
out of it. But he gives up two doubles in the 13th. Chavez pinch
hits for No-Rod with two outs lines out.
RISP: 0-9 (D Jeter 0-2, M Teixeira
0-1, I Suzuki 0-1, A Rodriguez 0-2, R Cano 0-2, N Swisher 0-1) Team LOB:
Game 5: Yankees win 3-1 at
sits this one out! Chavez at 3rd, Ibanez DH.
hits to the 5th, when Texiera singles, steals second and scores on
Ibanez's single. Swisher GIDP. Granderson comes through with a
Sabathia was tooling until the 8th, when he allows a run
and pitches out of a bases loaded one out jam. Sabathia completes the game with
121 pitches, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 BB, and 9 strikeouts.
Yankees and Orioles
finished the season 12-11 with an 106-102 total runs scored. Baltimore never
overtook the Yankees all season.
on to the ALCS
Cincinnati vs San Francisco
Game 1: Reds win 5-2 at
Game 2: Reds win 9-0 at
Game 3: Giants win 2-1 at San
Game 4: Giants win 8-3 at San
Game 5: Giants win 6-4 at San
Giants move on to the
Washington vs. St. Louis
Nationals wins 3-2 at St. Louis
No extra base
hits and the Cardinals runs scored before getting any hits!
behind 2-1, scored the winning runs in the 8th.
Cards win 12-4 at St. Louis
Cards win 8-0 at Washington
Nationals win 2-1at Washington
Scored a run in
Game 5: Cards win 9-7at
Cardnials, down 6-1 in the 6th, stage a comeback and
pull ahead in the 9th!
regret "saving" Stephen Strasburg?
Cardinals move on to the NLCS
March 2, 2012 - This year will
have 10 playoff teams, the six division winners and two wild card teams in each
league. The wild card teams will compete in a play-in game for the right to
play in the division series. This will make it important to win the divison
races. The down side this year is that the division series will be two games at
the lesser team followed by up to three games at the better team.
April 5 - Opening Day at Tampa -
1 - Jeter SS
2 - Granderson CF
3 - Cano
4 - Rodriguez 3B
5 - Teixeira 1B
6 - Swisher RF
7 - Ibanez
8 - Martin C
9 - Gardner CF
Two outs, runners
on second and third. They walk the next batter to get to Pena and he hits a
grand slam. Sad start to the game.
The Yankees go ahead 6-4, on an Ibanez
homer, but a homer makes it 6-5 by the third
Mo comes in and gives up a
single and triple to allow the game to be tied and loses it after loading the
bases! Blown save and loss to start the season.
So a lost opening
weekend. First two games the Yankee hitters hit, but the pitchers gave up more.
The third game, Hughes gave up only two runs in four plus, but had 99 pitches.
Yankees couldn't hit.
They start the
0-3. The last time that happened they won
Giving credit to the other NY team, the Mets are
April 11 - Almost normal . . . The
Baltimore and get set for the home opener 3-3. Mo pitched in
all three Baltimore games.
So far the best starting pitcher has been Nova!
Mets are 4-2 after opening
4-0. Boston is 1-5.
April 13 - Friday the
13th, Stadium opening day, good for the Yankees beating Angels 5-0.
April 14 - Not so much, the good news Hughes strikes out
6, bad news gives up 6 runs in 3 innings. Yankees not hitting, lose 7-1. At
least the bull pen is doing its job.
April 20-22 -
April 20th was the 100th
anniversary of Fenway Park. Both teams wore replicas of the jerseys worn at the
opening. The NY Highlanders had the road grey with the
in blue and no numbers. Boston wore the white
uniforms with RED SOX on the front.
Game 1: Yankees win 6-2
Five Yankee homers
- Ivan Nova wins (3-0)
It's time for Freddy Garcia to quit. Five runs in two
innings. Phelps isn't helping either 9-0 in the 5th.
But the Boston bullpen
falls apart and the Yankees pull it out!
Aceves threw Yankee batting
practice. Teixeira hits two homers and Swisher a grand slam.
Game 3: Rain
out - postponed
April 21 - Phillip
Humber threw the 21st MLB perfect game for the White Sox vs. the
April 24 - Hiroki Kuroda pitched
another good game, but Yu Darvish of the Rangers pitched better. Yankees lose
Four of the five AL East
teams are 10-7 and tied for first place!
April 25 -
Micahel Pineda needs shoulder surgery and will miss the entire 2012
27 - Sadly, former Yankee first baseman Bill Moose Skowron passed away.
was the first baseman I grew up with in the early 1960s.
April 29 - Yankees take 2 of 3
from the Tigers. They are 5-3 against AL East teams.
April 30 - May 2 - Three home games against Baltimore:
27 innings and only 3 runs. Now they are 6-5 against the AL East.
road to KC next for four games then back home.
May 3 - Rivera might be done! He
tore his ACL in
his right knee and may not be able to return. Oh, the
came 90' away from tying the game in KC, giving the Royals their
first home win of the season. Six runs in the last 36 innings, sad!
4 - Mo says, write
it in Big letters
I'm not going out like
May 4 -
Dave Robertson comes through in a non-save game by striking out the side
Yankees win 6-2 behind Sabathia.
May 8 -
Dave Robertson gets his first save against Tampa Bay at the stadium.
Yankees win 5-3, but Robertosn managed to load the bases before striking out
The Yankees announced that Andy Pettitte will return to the team on
May 9 - This time
Robertson loads the bases and gives up a sac fly and a three run homer. Yankees
lose 4-1. Of course the offense was again missing. Then he goes to the disabled
list, leaving Soriano for the closer role.
- Pettitte gave up only four runs, but again the Yankees couldn't buy a
hit with runners in scoring position. The two runs were scored on bases loaded
May 18 - In his second start,
Pettite was himself! Eight shutout innings. And it was a good thing too, the
Yankees managed one run on a ground out till then. In the 8th they
scored three more on two homers surrounding a hit. Yankees beat the Reds,
May 19 - The good news: Nova got the
first eight of nine outs by
strikeouts and twelve in total. The bad news: he left losing 5-2 on walks,
hits, and a homer. Yankees try to rally in the 9th, but fall a run
short, 6-5 final. For the second day, the Mets can't help the Yankees by losing
May 20 - Yankees lose another
to the Reds. Yankes 21-20 and can't buy a run. They score 2.5 runs a game and
the team ERA is north of 4.
May 27 -
Things may be looking up. After loss to KC, they have won five in a row,
including a sweep of the A's in Oakland. Kuroda came through with 8 innings of
shutout ball and Soriano saved
it. Teixeira has come through with homers and RBI in the last few
The Yankees are 26-21, 2½ games out from the tied Tampa and
May 28 - The Yankees score three
runs on two hits and two Angel errors in the first. What does Hughes do? He
gives up four runs on five hits. Granderson ties it in the second.
near collision between Swisher and Granderson in the first, they do collide in
the third. The Angels are hitting Hughes hard. All of the fly balls are
reaching the outfield walls. The Yankees manage to tie it in the
7th, but Wade loses it with a walk off homer in the 9th.
Both Baltimore and Tampa lost, so the Yankees could catch up to
June 1 - Congratulations to Johan Santana and the Mets. He pitched the
hitter for the franchise after more than 50 years and 8020
A-Rod came through with a homer for two extra insurance
runs. Although Detroit loaded the bases in the bottom of the
came in and induced a game ending double play.
June 2 - While the Mets shut down the world champion
Cardinals, the Yankees, again can't win a game
a home run. Teixeira was robbed in left center of a homer.
The Yankees tied the game at 3-3 without a hit as the Detroit closer,
Valverde, walked two and hit two giving the Yankees a run. No-Rod
again came up empty in clutch situations. But Phelps loaded the bases in the
9th and allowed the winning run on a sac fly.
An observation: at this point in the season, all five
AL east teams are within 3 games of the
two wildcard spots, only Cleveland and Anaheim are in the
June 3 - A good start against
Verlander, first pitch hit for a homer by Jeter.
by a sac fly by Teixeira and a third inning homer by A-Rod. They've hit two
homers, can they win today?
gives up a solo homer to Prince Fielder. Yankees knock Verlander out
in the 7th
Hughes finishes the game on 118 pitches, one run four
Yankees finish the road trip 6-3. They remian 1½ games
Mets are tied for first place and held St.
Louis to one run over three games!
June 8 -
10 Mets visit Yankee Stadium
Game 1: Yankees 9-1 -
Mets two hits.
Santana vs. Kuroda.
Santana's no hitter
and the shutout lost in the second on a Cano homer with A-Rod on with
In the third, A-Rod gets a two out hit and Cano hits another homer!
Follwed by Swisher and then Jones. 6-0 Yankees.
Jeter boots a ball for an error, erased by a DP.
first Met hit, a double with 2 outs in the 6thby Quintanilla. Santan
doesn't come out for the 6th, his ERA at the new Yankee Stadium is
12.21, so it may not be the after affects of the pitch count in the no
Kuroda out in 7th after he's hit by a line drive on the
foot, which bounded to A-Rod on the fly for the 3rd out of the
inning. X-rays negative, it was his best game as a Yankee.
Duda ruins the
shutout with two strikes and two out in the 9th against
Game 2: Yankees 4-2
A relatively quiet game Teixeiera and
Granderson Homer for Yankees. Wright and Quintanilla for the Mets.
saves the game for Hughes.
Game 3: Yankees 5-4
up three runs in the
second. Yankees seem clueless until the 7th when Martin homers
making the score 3-2. The Yankees pull ahead in the 8th 4-3, but
Soriano blows the save. Play of the inning: with Davis on second Yankees put on
wheel play against a bunt, but Nix reads it as a hit and throws out Davis at
3rd. Logan gets the 3rd out and Martin again homers to
win it in the 9th!
Yankees are 34-25 ½ a half game behind
June 12 - Sabathia has command
trouble in the first against Atlanta and the Yankees go down 3-0. He gives up
another run in the 7th and is lifted for a pinch hitter, Martin, in
After Martin is out, Jeter and
Granderson get hits and Teixeira walks to load the bases. With a full count
comes through with his 23rd career grand slam to tie the
game and himself with Lou Gehrig for the most slams in a career! Cano follows
with a hit and Swisher homers for a 6-4 lead that the bullpen makes hold up.
Sabatia gets the win and Soriano the save.
Thanks go to the Mets for trampling Tampa 11-2. The Yankees are
alone in first place.
June 13 - This
time it was Granderson who bailed out Kuroda, who gave up a 1-0 lead in the
5th. Yankees win 3-2 and
again beat Tampa, pushing them into 3rd place.
Matt Cain, of the Giants threw the
22nd MLB perfect game against the Astros.
June 14 - Mets sweep
June 15 - 17 Yankees vs.
Both in first place, both on six game winning streaks.
Game 1: Yankees 7-2
The streaks continue:
A-Rod gets a third inning
RBI and the Yankees win. It was 6-1 in
the 9th when Granderson hit a homer, so though it wasn't needed, it
record going. Hughes held Nationals to one run. Robertson returned to
the bull pen and though he gave up a run, was effective.
Thanks also go to
Atlanta, coming off of the sweep by the Yankees, they rally in the
6thto beat Baltimore 4-2.
Mets are playing the only NL series
over the weekend, so there's no impact on the Yankees, but the Yankees tried to
Game 2: Yankees 5-3 in 14 innings
Pettitte pitched well and
left the game leading 3-2. But after two outs on two pitches in the
8th, Wade gives up a homer to Desmond to tie the game. Then a hit
and a bad call by the home plate umpire got the Yankees off the hook.
Teixiera gets a two RBI double in the top of the 14th. Garcia
gets the win in relief as Soriano gets the save, but was
the winning run, who grounded out to end it.
This is the first
game won without a homer! The team is still suffering with lack of hits with
runners in scoring position.
Game 3: Yankees 4-1
Homers by Granderson and
Cano. Nova great, Soriano nails it!
Yankees go 6-0 on the road trip
against the NL teams. Six more to go.
The Mets lost all three games over the weekend, so they couldn't
take advantage of the Yankees winning.
Yankees in first place by 1½ games.
June 18 - Trivia question (hold mouse over the question
to see the answer):
C. C. Sabathia and R. A. Dickey each pitched a complete
game victory and struck out at least ten batters.
Since 1900, when was the last
time that two New York pitchers did this?
June 19 - The ten game win streak is over, Yankees lose
to Atlanta 4-3. They had chances and two runners were thrown out at the
The Mets beat Baltimore, so the standings remain.
June 19 - Hughes gives up four homers. Enough
did hit four homers , but then the bull pen fell apart.
lose 10-5.Thanks to the Mets, they beat Baltimore again.
June 22 - 24 Yankees visit Citi Field
Before the series, Mets closer, Frank
Francisco, called the Yankees chicken.
Game 1: Mets 6-4
needed a few more warmup pitches after a rain delay. He gave up five runs in
the first. Yankee offense was still MIA with runners in scoring
three homers for all the runs.
Game 2: Yankees 4-3
was good until he gave up an RBI
single to Young, the opposing pitcher. Both A-Rod and Jeter had errors.
the fireworks! Tex and Swish get hits and Ibanez hits a three run homer! Chavez
hits a solo pinch
pen holds and Soriano nails it down.
the game, Mets closer, Frank Francisco, went onto the disabled
Game 3: Yankees: 5-4
In the top of the 3rd, the
Dickey streak is
over. A bases loaded Teixeira sac fly followed by a swisher three run
Two errors on Met stolen bases, one leads to a sac fly.
error leads to bases loaded two run hit in the 6th, then the Mets
tie it. In the 8th, Cano atones with a lead off homer.
Robertson, and Soriano close it down.
Yankees take Subway Series
5-1 and close out interleague 13-5.
Yankees in first place by 2½
June 26 - With a little help from
Dewayne Wise goes into the left field stands
after a foul ball. He comes out and the ump calls the batter out. Wise never
had the ball in his glove, but the fans hid it from view and the ump never
looked into the glove. The batter, Hannahan (third baseman), was ejected from
the game later when he confronted the umpire.
June 27 - Sabathia
goes onto the DL for a strained muscle, will miss two starts.
game, Pettitte gets hit by a
shot back to him. He's hurt so badly that he can't get up to retrieve
the ball. He tries to pitch, gets a strike and comes out of the game. He's got
a fractured ankle and will be out 6-8 weeks.
The good news, the Yankees
sweep the Indians. It's the
sweep in six series.
June 28 -
Yankees up 3-1 with an insurance run on a Teixeira homer. But Rapada
throws away a 1-6-3 DP and Robertson gives up a three run homer. Why didn't
Robertson start the inning?
Yankees lose to White Sox 4-3.
As luck would
have it, all of the AL east teams lost, so the standings remian.
June 29 - Welcome to the big leagues, Adam Warren. After
a good first inning and the Yankees spot him four runs in the bottom half, he
gives up six runs in the second and third.
The Yankees tie
it, but the bullpen fails again. Final 14-7
DeWanye Wise showed he could do
it all. In addition to hitting homers and driving in runs, he got
two outs as a
Yankees split four with the White Sox.
Granderson, and Sabathia were
elected to the All Star Game in Kansas City.
David Wright of the Mets was
wronged by not being the starter at third for the NL.
It's time to take the ASG voting away from the fans. If the
game counts toward the WS home field, it should NOT be subject to ballot box
stuffing by fans who may dislike a superior player and vote for weaker
Standings on July 1
Yankees - 48-30
Orioles - 42-36 6
Red Sox - 41-37
Rays - 41-38 7½
Blue Jays - 40-38 8
July 2 to 4 - Yankees lose
two of three
last game, as fate would have it, our buddy Farnsworth was the loser
when he walked
four in the 8th. Cano drove in the tying and winning runs.
Robertson and Soriano held and saved it.
July 6 to 8 - four in Boston.
- Game 1: Yankees 10-8
Beckett gives up five runs and Kuroda matches
it in the
Then 6-6 in the second. then 6-7, but the Yankees go ahead
in the 7th, but need Robertson to get the third out. Then Soriano
comes inin the 8th with two on and two out and gets his first four
out save since 2007.
Saturday afternoon - Game 2: Yankees 6-1
homers, also Nix & Swisher. Jeter three hits.
Saturday night - Game 3:
The Yankees score three in the first
on a Teixeria homer, then nothing. Boston creeps back on
errors and take the lead in the 6th. Then the bullpen
collapsed in the 7th. Yankee rallies fall short.
Sunday - Game 4:
In the first inning of each game, the Yankees scored 5-4-3-2
Nova throws 111 pitches,
runs and 10 Strikeouts.
Standings on July 8 at the All
Yankees - 52-33 The best record
Orioles - 45-40 - 7
Rays - 45-41 -7½
Red Sox -
Blue Jays - 43-43 -9½
The two AL wild card
teams are the Angels and Baltimore.
captain of the AL Home Run Derby team.
Cano, Jeter, and Granderson
start for the AL
July 10 - Justin Verlander gives up five
runs, four hits and two walks in the first.
Final score 8-0 NL. Jeter and
Cano each get a hit, but the AL couldn't score.
July 13 - Unlucky for the Angels and
Yankees behind 5-2 in the
8th. Jeter doubles, Granderson walks and
homers to tie the game.
In the top of the 9th, with two
out, Howard Kendrick out at 2nd, catcher Russell Martin to shortstop Derek
Jeter on an attempt to advance on what could have been a wild pitch.
July 15 -
Yankees come close to pulling out a sweep. Bases loaded, three runs in,
but A-Rod, pops out to end it. The Yankees lost a few runners in the game on
bad base running and the bull pen couldn't hold the Angels.
Yankees - 54-34 The best record in
Orioles - 46-42 - 8
Rays - 46-43 -8½
Red Sox - 45-44
Blue Jays - 45-44 -9½
The two AL wild card teams
are the Angels and Baltimore.
July 16 to 18 - Toronto comes in for three
Sabathia returned in the second game and pitched
well, leaving with a 6-1 lead. In the first two games, the Yankees had 6-1 and
6-2 leads and in both they needed Soriano to save the games.
The third game
started late and was called in the 7th with the Yankees leading
Yankees take five of six games since the All Star
July 19 to
22 - Lost weekend in Oakland. .
Yankees had scored at least three runs in 43 consecutive games, which ended on
In the last game,
leaves the game leading 4-3, but
Soriano blows his
second save of the year.
Jeter blows what should have
out, and Eppley gives up a hit. Yankees lose the sweep all by one
run, this 5-4 in 12 innings and lost 4-3, 3-2, 2-1 in the first three
Standings July 22
57-38 Best best record in baseball - Texas is ½ game back.
46-42 - 6
Rays - 49-47 -8½
Blue Jays - 48-47 -9
Red Sox - 48-48
The AL wild card teams are the Angels, Oakland and Baltimore
(all are 51-44).
Next: three games in Seattle. Then they are done
with the west coast.
23 - Before the games begin, it was announced that
Suzuki was traded to the Yankees! He had asked the Mariners for a
trade a few ago, as the team is rebuilding with youth.
He will bat
8th to break up lefty-righty batting order.
July 24 - A-Rod is hit by a
pitch late in the game and breaks his hand. Out 6-8 weeks!
Yankees lose the
The Yankees pull out a win in the last game in Seattle in the
8th on a bases loaded double by Nix! They finish the last west coast
trip for this season with a dismal 2-5 record.
July 27 to 29 - Boston visits the Stadium for
Game 1: Yankees win
Hughes gave up three solo homers in 7 innings. Boston pitchers
gave up three homers also, but the first
two had a runner on each.
Granderson hit a grand slam to put the
game out of reach in the 8th.
Eppley put two on with two outs in
the 9th, but got a force to end it!
Game 2: Boston wins 8-6
After a two hour rain delay,
didn't have it. Yankees try to battle back and
Teixeira ties it in the
But in the non save tie in the 9th, Soriano
up the lead.
Game 3: Boston wins 3-2 in
Kuroda has a five pitch first then gives up two runs in the
second. Yankees leave men
Martin homers in the 7th. Ichiro and Jeter get
hits, but Granderson and Teixeira can't get them in.
With two out in the
8th Jones doubles and Martin comes through with an RBI!
single, a force and a
single over the drawn in infield get Boston a run in the
10th against Robertson.
The Yankees left 10 men on base. Got
Observation: The camera work by the
ESPN crew missed two different pickoff attempts.
Yankees - 67-46 - Best record in the
Orioles - 61-52 - 6
Rays -60-52 - 6½
Red Sox - 56-58 -
Blue Jays - 53-60 - 14
The AL wild card teams are the
Orioles and Tigers.
July 31 - After a loss in the first game to
Baltimore, Nova throws a seven pitch first inning. The Yankees bat around and
score five runs. But Nova needs over 30 pitches and gives up seven runs in the
Baltimore scores four more and the Yankees are shut down. Has the
August swoon begun?
- In the deja vu department, Hughes is given a 2-0 lead in the first,
but only gives up one run in the second.
Yankees crush the
Orioles for ten more runs. Hughes scatters nine hits over six innings.
comes in and
up a homer against the first batter he faces. Then an out, two
singles and a double play. For his second inning, he gives up another run on
two hits and a close play at the plate. Throws 2 2/3
Yankees win 12-3. Lead again 6½ games.
Aug 3 and 4 -
CC Sabathia and
Felix Hernandez trade complete
games. Yanks win Friday 6-3 and get shut out 1-0 on Satruday.
the rubber game behind Garcia 6-2
Standings August 5
Yankees 63-44 - GB
Orioles - 57-51 - 6½
56-52 - 7½
Orioles beat Rays 1-0 in 10 innings
Red Sox - 54-55 -10
Blue Jays - 53-55 - 10½
The AL wild card teams are the Tigers
Aug 5 - The SF Giants
executed a perfect
1-5-6-4-5-3-1 caught stealing
Aug 6 to 9 -
In Detroit, the Yankees lose the first
In the third game, Sabathia pitches well
and leaves the game with a good lead, but the Robertson allows it to get close
in the 8th, but the Yankees score a few more for a 12-8 win.
the fourth game, the Yankees stake Kuroda to a 2-0 lead, which he gives up a
two run homer. Then on a protested play, the third base umpire rules a ball
foul and Ibanez slows down on the chase for the ball, but the umpire then says
fair ball and the third run scores. In the 8th, two
Yankee homers give
them the lead and Robertson and Soriano nail it down with a
Aug 11 -
during the game in Toronto, Jeter gets season hits 150 and 151. Only
Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter have at least 150 hits in 17 consecutive
On the bad news side, Sabathia,
who's been pitching with stiffness in his pitching elbow, was placed on the 15
Aug 12 - Hughes gives up
seven runs by the 4th, the Yankees have
hit. McGehee drive in Jones with two outs in the
Igarashi gives up three more, preventing the Yankee six run
rally from tying the
Standings August 12
Yankees 67-47 - GB
Rays - 62-52 - 5
Orioles - 62-53 -
Red Sox - 57-59 -11
Blue Jays - 54-60 - 13
The AL wild
card teams are the Rays and Orioles.
- Phelps subs for Sabathia and pitches a two run five inning gem against
Texas. Swisher hit a grand slam. Derek Lowe, in his first appearance for the
Yankees, throws a two hit four inning save, his first since 2001. Yankees win
Aug 14 - Kuroda follows with a
hit, complete game shutout. Swisher and Teixeira provide support in
the 7th with
to back homers. Yankees win 3-0.
15 - Former Yankee and current SF Giant
Cabrera, was suspended for fifty games by MLB for using performance
enhancing substances. The Giants said they were saddended that he was
suspended, not that he used them.
At least Cabrera admited to the use
and apologized. He will be eligiable to play again in the post season, if the
Giants make it. Otherwise he will be a free agent for 2013. Very sad.
Aug 15 - Felix
Hernandez pitched the 23rd perfect game against the Tampa Bay
Rays! Seattle wins 1-0. This is the first time in MLB history that there were
three perfect games in one season.
Freddie Garcia allowed four hits, but
two were solo homers by Hamilton. Yankees score three in the 3rd and
win 3-2. Soriano strikes out Hamilton to start the 9th and survives
another bad call by
Aug 16 - Nova was hit for
four runs in six innings. The Yankees go ahead 5-4 in the 7th, but
Logan and Joba gave up the lead
to the tune of 9-6 in the 8th. Even Ichiro missplayed a ball. Final
score 10-6. Oh well 3-1 against the AL west leader isn't bad.
Aug 17 to 19 -
Boston at the Stadium for three games.
Yankees win 6-4
Hughes was good-bad-great. He
threw what should have been a 1-6-3 double play into center field. A few
hit a three run homer, erasing the
solo homers hit by the Yankees. Yanks down 4-3. Jeter ties it later
settled down. Nix got the game winner on a single and
hit his second homer to wrap it up.
Game 2: Boston wins 4-1
Jon Lester decides to find himself in
time for the Yankees. Phelps made a few bad pitches, but the Yanks couldn't get
a critical hit.
Game3: Yankees win
two homers. Kuroda eight innings, four hits,
Yankees 72-49 - GB - best record
Rays - 67-54 - 5
Orioles - 66-55 - 6
Red Sox - 59-63
Blue Jays - 56-65 - 16
The AL wild card teams are the
Rays and Orioles.
Aug 20 to 22 - Three games
lost to the White Sox. If the
hit, the pitchers couldn't hold the Sox. If the
did well, the hitters went to sleep in the sweep.
got even with the Yankees releasing him. Yankees only three games ahead of the
Nova may go
on the DL for a tight shoulder.
Yankees need the day
Aug 23 - Good news and bad for the Mets: Collin McHugh, in his first
innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts. But the Mets lose
it in the 9th 1-0.
Aug 24 - Sabathia is back
vs. Cleveland. Yankees load the bases in the 1st and 2nd
Jeter is hit in the head, Sabathia
retaliates and A Cabrera hits a homer on the next pitch. In the 5th,
the Yankees have runners on second and third, with one out and the still don't
score. Finally, in the 7th, Swisher hits a homer with Jeter on
Sabathia finishes 71/3 innings one
Soriano, sloppy, loads the bases but gets out of it .
Sox team is cleaning house. Big trade with the
Dodgers.. Boston is paying just $12M of the $270M+ theyre
Later, in his first at bat for the Dodgers, Gonzalez hit a three
Aug 25 - Kuroda gives up a
three run homer in a shakey first inning then settles in for an eight inning
four hit outing.
the bases loaded or runners in scoring position four times and manage
only one run.
Aug 26 - Garcia starts and
runs into trouble in the 5th, leading 3-2.
Road trip 2-4, so they lose a game in the standings and
hold a 4 game lead.
Standings August 26
Yankees 74-53 - GB
Rays - 70-57 - 4 no game for the
Orioles - 69-57 - 4½ postponed rain
Red Sox - 61-67
Blue Jays - 56-70 - 17½
The AL wild card teams
are the Rays with O's and A's tied.
Aug 27 to 29 - Aganist Toronto, Phelps pitches a
great game leaving with a 6-4 lead. Soriano blows the save and
the lead, Jeter ties it in the 9th, but Lowe loses it in the
11th, 8-7. Games like this can't be lost! Tampa loses and Baltimore
wins, so the Yankees are still 4 game in front.
Game 2: Hughes wins 2-1.
Sabathia can't hold a 5-4 lead and batters strike out/hit outs with runners
in scoring position. Lead run in the 8th was on a safety squeeze.
The Yankees are the only MLB team that has
won a game after trailing after the 8th inning.
does it again!Sad when they can't beat the last place
Aug 30 - A-Rod will play in
a few rehab games.
Aug 31 to Sept 2 -
Baltimore three critical games at the Stadium.
1: Orioles win 6-1
gives up four runs in 81/3 innings and the
can't buy a run. Lowe implodes in the
Game 2: Yankees win
Phelps allows only
three runs. But the Yankees were hitless until a homer by Cano,
breaks up the perfect game in the 4th.
Nunez drives in Pearce in the 7th.
Ichiro walks and Jeter walks with the bases loaded, to tie game. Then Hardy
double bobbled a grounder by Swisher and the Yankees get the lead.
Robertson and Soriano each have clean innings.
Game 3: Baltimore wins 8-3
Hughes gets into the
6th with a 3-1 lead and then gives up 4 runs, the
offense is missing and the
Standings Sept 2
Yankees 76-57 - GB
Orioles - 74-59 - 2
Rays - 73-61 -
Red Sox -63-73 -15
Blue Jays - 60-73 - 16
The AL wild
card teams are the O's and A's.
Sept 3 - Forget
ahead 3-2 in th
4th with Sabathia pitching against Tampa. Tampa ties in the
5th and Robertson gives up the
lead in the 8th. Jeter is slumping and Granderson strikes out to end
it with the tying run on thrid.
Sept 4 -
Yankees lose to Tampa 5-2 after spotting
two runs in the first.
still! Baltimore has
tied them for first
Sept 5 -
Kuroda gives up two leads,
with the score 4-4, the Yankees get a sac
bunt and a error on a throw home to score two. Yankees win
Toronto beat Baltimore 6-4.
Yankees alone in first place
Sept 6 to 9 -
in Baltimore, the battle for
Game 1: Baltimore wins
Phelps gave up five runs
in four innings. Joba gave up a homer too. Yankees bats agains
Yankees come all the way back in the 8th, tie the game
Baltimore hit six homers
in the game.
The bullpen then collapses statrting with Robertson.
Yankees win 8-5
pitches well. Yankees hit three homers.
Bullpen gives up two solo homers. Good comeback!
Baltimore wins 5-4
CC Sabathia wasn't even
so-so. Three homers after the Yankees got him a two run lead. Then the offense
went away again.
In the 9th, the Yankees had first and third with
one out. Teixeira at bat and clearly beats the double play throw,
terrible call by
umpire Jerry Meals ends the game. YES and
the News compare it to the Jeffrey Maier blown call.
Yankees win 13-3
Yankees go up 5-0 by the
4th, but Garcia
walks the lead off, then hits the next batter on 0-2 count. then a
few hits. Lead cut to 5-3.Joba comes in
from the bullpen. He strikes out both batters that inning and two
more, for an excellent outing and got the win.
pinch hits for Jones and hits a
on the first pitch!
The bullpen closes the door
allowing only one hit in
5 2/3 innings.
Standings Sept 9
Yankees 79-61 - GB
Orioles - 78-62 - 1
77-63 - 2
Blue Jays - 64-75 - 14½
Red Sox - 63-78 -16½
The AL wild card teams are the O's and A's. The A's have a better
record than the White Sox, but they are second place in the
Next, three games in Boston while Tampa and Baltimore beat
each other up!
Sept 11 -
again gets slim leads twice and gives them up. Robertson has a
spectacular 8th, but loses the game in the 9th. Baltimore
beats Tampa, so the Yankees are again tied for first place.
Sept 12 &
13 - Logan and Hughes both put in great games. Yankees keep pace with
ties Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list.
road trip 5-5 and this was the first time they won two games in a row since
Sept 14 to 16 -
The battle to keep Tampa tamped down.
Tampa lost three to the Orioles
while the Yankees were in Boston. Now the Yankees try the same as Baltimore
plays in Oakland.
Game 1: Tampa wins
Sabathia can no longer
lead. The Yankees
come back, but they are 0-54 in games that they are
after the 8th inning.
Baltimore lost too, so no loss in the
Game 2: Yankees win 5-3
Nova is spectacular in
his return, but Joba gives up
a hit to get the Rays back into the game4-3, but holds it there. Robertson has
a clean 8th and Soriano has a
A's beat the O's, so the Yankees are one game up in the
Game 3: Yankees win 6-4
The first nine
outs all recorded by strike
In the 6th, with a
5-1 lead, Kuroda had a
rough patch. Walked the #9 hitter,
infield hit, a walk and what should have been a 5-4-3 DP bounded over
A-Rod's head to score two. Next batter GIDP with a run scoring. Not all his
fault, but the score became 6-4.
has a clean 8thand Soriano closes it with a
Standings Sept 16
83-63 - GB
Orioles - 82 -64 - 1
(O's 1-2 in the series vs A's)
- 78-68- 5
Blue Jays - 66-79 - 16½
Red Sox - 66-81 -17½
The AL wild card teams are the O's and A's. The A's and O's have better
records than the White Sox, but they are second place in their
Sept 19 -
Pettitte pitches in the first game
vs. Toronto. Five innings 75 pitches, no runs, four hits. Yankees up
Robertson gives up five hits, forcing Soriano into a
four out save. Ichiro mkaes a great catch to save the game, then doubles and
scores on Swisher's hit. Soriano has an easy 9th for the
Yankees win game one 4-2.
In Game two, Phelps give 6 2/3 innings of one
run ball and
is 4-4 and drives in the winning run and four steals.
win game two 2-1.
swept Seattle and is ½ game back.
Sept 20 -
Hughes gets game three.
He gives up two runs early.
But the Yankees go
8-2 in the 4th, but Hughes gives up a two out walk and
homer in the 5th.
By the 8th a 10-4 lead dwindled to
Robertson gets the save by striking out the side on 12
Yankees win 10-7 and are one game ahead of the
Sept 21 to 23
Game 1: Yankees win
pitches a beauty no runs in eight innings. Yankees
in the 4th on a Granderson sac fly.
blows the game in the 9th, allowing a solo
Martin hits a walk
off homer in the 10th.
beat Boston to stay one game back.
Yankees win 10-9
Oh Nova! Three doubles to start the game. But Ichiro
homers after a long fly out by Jeter.
score three in the first and another in the second. But Nova implodes
and Rapada gets a 1-2-3 DP to end the threat.
Next inning a HBP and two
singles - game tied. Ibanez
pinch hits a home for the lead. But Oakland ties the game at 5 in the
Joba pitches a clean 9th and Garcia a clean
Umpires need glasses: Chavez called out when the first
baseman is clearly off the bag.
Yankees squander chances to end it a number
of times, but fail.
Garcia runs out of steam in his 4th inning
and gives up two homers in
But the Yankees load the bases, a wild pitch, sac fly
and a two run homer by Ibanez ties it!
Melky Mesa missed third on an
A-Rod single and had to return. Bases loaded for Cano, who forces Mesa at the
Nunez hits a Buckneresq grounder to first which is booted by the
used nine pitchers!
Baltimore beat Boston
again, in 12 innings.
Game 3: A's win
Kuroda needs no help in giving up runs.
at first blew another call, making the following homer two
go ahead in the 4th 4-3. But
gives it back and then some, 5-4 A's.
Yankees 2-8 with
Baltimore lost to Boston - Yankees can't take
The Yankees and Baltimore have been one game or tied for first
since early September, this hasn't happened in this late in the season since
1951, Yankees and Indians.
Standings Sept 23
Yankees 88-64 - GB
Orioles - 87 -65 - 1
Rays - 83-70 -
Red Sox - 69-85 -20
Blue Jays - 66-85 - 21½
AL wild card teams are the O's and A's. The A's, O's, Angles, and Rays have
better records than the White Sox, but they are second or third place in their
Cincinati and San Francisco have clinched their divisions.
has cliched at least a wild card spot.
To the end of the
Sept 24 to 26
at Twins - three games
Orioles split a double header, Yankees up1½
Game 2:Twins win 5-4
well for 62/3 innings, then loaded the bases with the
comes in and throws a wild pitch then gives up a double -
Game 3: Yankees win
spectacular! Dickerson starts a
third inning. The game was capped by a Dickerson two run homer in the
6th. Gardner returned to the outfield in the
Sept 27 -
Congratulations to Met pitcher R. A. Dickey on
his 20th game of the season!
Sept 27 to 30
at Toronto - four games
Game 1: Blue Jays win 6-0
Nova loses it after four innings.
Yankees don't hit.
Game 2: Yankees win
men on base throughout his innings, he got outs when he needed them.
Martin homers in the 6th the rout.
Game 3: Blue Jays win 3-2
Pettitte was given a two run lead
in the first, but gave up a homer. Yankees had the bases loaded a number of
times, but only got two sac
flies. By the 6th, Toronto went ahead on a double given up
by Joba. Then he strikes out the side in the next inning! Gardner pinch runs
Another sad game.
Baltimore beat the Red Sox, so they are tied for first
Game 4: Yankees pull it out
Hughes puts two on with one out in the first and gives up two
runs. Chavez homers. Hughes leave with a 5-1 score after
Yankees tie it 5-5-, but two runs scored on wild
pitches. Cano gets doubled off third on a line drive DP by Swisher.
sac bunt with two on, Nunez sac fly gets Yankees up 6-5. RBI singel by Jeter.
Two more runs in the 9th.
Robertson pitches a good
8th, but Soriano loads the bases before getting two ground
Baltimore beat Boston again. Yankees and
for first place. Both clinched playoff spots.
It's complicated: If the Yanks and O's remain tied on
Wed, they play one game on Thurs(?) to see which is east champ and which is
wildcard. Then the wildcard plays either Oakland or Texas to play in the
division series. The location of the play-in depends on the final win-loss of
the competing teams.
Oct 1 to
Baltimore at Tampa and
Yankees vs. Boston - three games each
for the AL East or
Game 1: Yankees win 10-2
up 9-0 in the 2nd on
Game 2: Yankees win 4-3 in 12
Yankees down 2-1 in the 8th, Martin singles with
two out. Gardner runs for him and gets picked off. Soriano gives up a homer to
make it worse.
In the 9th, Granderson singles and
pinch hits a homer to tie the game!
pops out with the bases loaded and Cano grounds out. Extra
In the 12th
walked, Granderson walked and Ibanez hit an RBI single. Derick Lowe got the win
for two scoreless innings.
Baltimore wins 1-0 and
loses 3-1 to Oakland keeping the Yankees one game up.
win Wednesday gets them the AL east and best record in the AL.
Yankees clinch 14-2
Matsuzaka vs. Kuroda.
Boston goes up 1-0 an two singles and two grounders. Granderson hits a three
run homer in the 2nd.
two homers Yankees up
9-1 in the 6th.
Baltimore loses 4-1
Texas Rangers were in first place since April 9th. They
lost game 162, while tied for first with the Oakland A's and lost 12-5 to
Final Standings Oct 3
Yankees 95-67 - GB - Best record in AL!
Orioles - 93-69 - 2
Rays - 90-72 - 5
Blue Jays - 73-89 - 22
Red Sox - 69-93 -26
AL wildcard teams: Texas and Baltimore - Play on
Miguel Cabrera wins the first
triple crown since
Boston announces that
Valentine would not return as the Red
Sox manager for 2013.
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October 30, 2011 - The Yankees
excercised the options on Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano for 2012.
Yankees offered and Sabathia accepted a contract extension to 2016 with a club
option to 2017. He is 59-23 since joining the Yankees.
Tony LaRusa announced
his retirement after leading the Cardinals to a come from behind victory in the
November 9, 2011 - It looks
like Jorge Posada has played his last game as a Yankee. The team has not talked
to him or his agent.
November 25, 2011 - in
a can't lose situation, the Yankees signed Freddy Garcia to a one year contract
worth between $4 and $5 million. If he had signed eslewhere, the Yankees would
have gotten a draft pick because they offered him arbitration.
January 8, 2012 - A story is leaked that Jorge Posada
will announce his retirement in the next few weeks. A member of the
Core Four, he
will hang up his mit and mask after 17 years as a Yankee (.276, 1664 hits, 275
homers 1065 RBI). Is he Hall of Fame worthy? Check back in five
January 13, 2012 - After a very
quiet off season, the Yankees trade Noesi and Montero for RHPs
Michael Pineda and
Jose Campos from Seattle. RHP Hiroki Kuroda
was signed as a free agent from the Dodgers after his price for one year came
down to $10 million. All transactions are pending physicals.
most likely starting rotation will be: Sabathia, Pineda, Kuroda, Nova &
January 24, 2012 - It's
official, Jorge Posada retires. Is Hall of Fame Next?
February 17, 2012 - It's close to
bye-bye for the PIE MAN.
AJ Burnett will go the Pirates for two Minor Leaguers: right-handed reliever
Diego Moreno, 25, and outfielder Exicardo Cayones, 20. MLB still must approve
the $20 million of
February 20, 2012 - The
Yankees signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year, $1.1 million contract as lefthanded
Mariano Rivera said he made a decision about playing in 2013, but said
he won't tell what it
March 16, 2012 - Andy Pettitte signed a
one year minor league contract and was invited to the ML team's spring
training. His career record is 240-138 (.635) with a 3.88 ERA (3,055.1 IP,
1,317 ER) and in the post season he is 19-10 with a 3.83 ERA in 42 career
March 23, 2012 - While jumping on a
trampoline with his son, Joba Chamberlin dislocates his ankle and might miss
the season and possibly his career. March 24, the outlook seems better.