Saturday, April 13, 2013

David Aardsma Signs W/ Miami Marlins

Former Yankees reliever David Aardsma has signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins. This is terribly disappointing because I was hoping that the Yankees would sign him to a minor league deal and bring him back for the 2013 season eventually. I am happy for David though because I really think he can get some appearances in Miami and that is all that matters. Congratulations David and good luck to you and your family in everything that you do. Class act and I hate to see you go.

Game Thread: Orioles vs. Yankees 4/13

Here is today's lineups for the game. Use the comment section of the site to talk about the game or join us on twitter @GreedyStripes.


1. Gardner CF
2. Cano 2B
3. Youkilis 3B
4. Hafner DH
5. Wells LF
6. Suzuki RF
7. Cervelli C
8. Overbay 1B
9. Nix SS

Phil Hughes

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees 4/13

The Yankees have won four games in a row and are looking to keep the streak alive this afternoon as they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of their three game set. The Yankees will send Phil Hughes to the mound on seven days rest to help skip Andy Pettitte's start because of his stiff back. The Orioles will send Jason Hammel to the mound to try and keep the Yankees offense down. The game will be televised at 4:00 pm ET on YES and MLB TV.

Yankees & Indians Postponed Games Rescheduled

The Yankees and Indians games that were rained out on  Wednesday and Thursday, 4/10 & 4/11, have been rescheduled as a double header on May 13th. The first game will start at 12:05 pm ET and will be played in Cleveland.  This was a scheduled day off for both teams and will cause the Yankees to play 17 games in 16 days.

Video: Adam Jones For The Win

Video of Adam Jones blowing a bubble on what should have been a routine fly ball that he dropped and lead to the Yankees scoring three runs on the play. This game was tied at two runs each at the time and after the drop the game would be 5-2 Yankees and that is how the game would end. Thanks for the assist Adam!

A Rod Allegedly Buys Documents From Biogenesis

Alex Rodriguez is potentially in hot water once again with Major League Baseball when it comes to Anthony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic down in Miami. MLB has said that they have evidence that Alex Rodriguez and people that represent A Rod have purchased or tried to purchase documents from the Biogenesis lab to try and allegedly destroy those documents before they got out. Alex has obviously denied the allegations and MLB has no physical evidence so tune in to the next episode of "As A Rod's World Turns" to see what happens next.

Eduardo Nunez Day To Day W/ Wrist Contusion

Eduardo Nunez left last nights game with the Orioles after being hit in his right wrist by Orioles start Miguel Gonzalez. He stayed in the game to run the bases but could not throw the baseball in between innings and was replaced defensively. X rays were negative and showed that it was just a contusion, or a really deep bruise, on his throwing wrist. Nunez is listed as day to day but I cannot see a way that he throws a baseball or takes an at bat this weekend. Nunez cannot catch a break, can he?

Teixeira Not Cleared To Swing A Bat Friday

Mark Teixeira was hoping to be cleared to start swinging a bat yesterday when he saw team doctors but the doctors have decided that it is still too early. The doctor was very happy with how it looked and how it felt but wanted it to be a little stronger before risking swinging a bat just yet. Mark is still looking at returning to the Yankees lineup in mid to late May rather than his May 1st date that was optimistic to say the least.

Game 12 Lineup: Orioles vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Orioles:

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS

Phil Hughes RHP

On This Day in History | 1978

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On this day 35 years ago it rained candy bars in the Bronx.

In the 1978 home opener the Yankees celebrated “Reggie Candy Bar Day,” handing out Reggie! candy bars to the 44,667 fans in attendance.  Adding to the buzz in the Stadium that day Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were honored before the game.

In the first inning, Chicago’s Wilbur Wood got himself into a jam, yielding a leadoff walk to Willie Randolph and a single to Mickey Rivers, bringing “the straw that stirs the drink” to the plate.  Reggie Jackson dug in and took the first two pitches for balls.  Then, Jackson connected with a 2-0 knuckleball, sending it deep over the right-center field wall.  As soon as the ball disappeared from sight it began to rain orange squares as the crowd threw the free Reggie! bars all over the field while chanting, “Re-ggie! Re-ggie!”  For several minutes the chocolate and peanut confection fell from every corner of the Cathedral, covering the hallowed ground of Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees went on to win the game 4-2 behind a complete game performance from Ron Guidry.  Afterwards Jackson said of the event, “I just appreciated it. It was a nice gesture.” Yankees manager Bob Lemon was less forgiving of the fans quipping, “People starving all over the world and 30 billion calories are laying on the field.” The other astonishing part of the feat was that along with Jackson’s 3 home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, this round-tripper gave him a home run in 4 consecutive at bats.
I was concerned the people didn’t like it.  Standard Brands and Curtiss Candy out of Chicago, they thought it was the greatest PR thing they ever could’ve dreamed of because they got like two and a half minutes of airtime on national television. They really thought that it was wonderful.  I was nervous that people didn’t like it.

| Reggie Jackson |

This Day In Yankees History 4/13

On Opening Day of the 1978 season Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson hit a three run home run against the Chicago White Sox. This is significant because this is the fourth consecutive home run that Reggie hit if you include the three home run game that clinched the 1977 World Series victory.

On this day in 2008 construction workers dug up a tattered David Ortiz Red Sox jersey out of the concrete that was laid for the New Yankees Stadium. This was an attempt to curse the Yankees but it obviously did not work because we won the World Series that next season.