Monday, September 5, 2016

Game Thread: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/5

Here we go ladies and gentleman as the New York Yankees return home to play host to one of their most bitter AL East rivals in the Toronto Blue Jays. In this Labor Day special the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to square off with the knuckle ball pitcher RA Dickey of the Blue Jays. The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV.

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Happy Tanaka Day ladies and gentleman. Go Yankees!

Weekly Prospects Check In: Brady Lail

So normally this Monday morning slot is reserved for Clint Frazier but a pesky hamstring injury is keeping us from doing that in good conscience leaving us with an opportunity to check in with another key Yankees prospect. With Bryan Mitchell likely coming up this week to take Chad Green's rotation spot the Triple-A Scranton RailRiders will have to rely on the right arm of Brady Lail as they head towards the playoffs and beyond.

Let's see what Lail has been up to this season thus far across three MiLB levels:

2016 22 3 Teams 8 8 4.62 24 24 126.2 133 74 65 13 42 75 1.382 9.4 0.9 3.0 5.3
2016 22 Yankees West 0 0 0.00 1 1 2.2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1.125 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 22 Trenton 1 2 3.69 6 6 31.2 33 15 13 2 12 17 1.421 9.4 0.6 3.4 4.8
2016 22 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 6 5.07 17 17 92.1 97 57 52 11 30 58 1.375 9.5 1.1 2.9 5.7

Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/5

Good morning Yankees family and once again a Happy Labor Day holiday to all of you reading this on this beautiful Monday morning. As we start to kick off our Labor Day festivities one must remember that there is also a game on today and it's the most important game of the season for the Yankees, until tomorrow anyway. In the contest the Yankees return home from a disappointing series in Baltimore to play host to the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays in a three game set. In the first contest the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound, Happy Tanaka Day by the way, to square off with RA Dickey for Toronto.

Tanaka took a no-decision in his last start due to a rain delay that limited him to just 71 pitches. Tanaka is 4-0 in his last five starts including the rain delayed game and has posted a 1.93 ERA with 34 K's in 32.2 innings during that span.

Dickey will be making his third start of the season against New York today and that might not be a good thing for the Toronto righty. Dickey has allowed five runs in 11.2 innings of work against the Bronx Bombers with 13 K's and six walks in 2016.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET inside Yankee Stadium and can be seen on the YES Network and MLB TV. It's about time the MLB schedule makers got it right and had arguably the most popular MLB team at home for a major U.S. holiday like Labor Day. There is nothing more American than the Yankees hosting an afternoon game in the Bronx on a United States holiday. Pay attention, more of this please. Go Yankees!

Happy Labor Day from The Greedy Pinstripes

Happy Labor Day from The Greedy Pinstripes. What is Labor Day? Is it simply an excuse to not go to work and get paid for it? Is it an excuse to day drink on a Monday and grill out with the family and friends? Well kinda, yeah. Labor Day is considered to be the official end of summer and it was a day given to the American worker that kept the American economy and such going.

So thank you to everyone who makes Labor Day possible and thank you to everyone for your continued support of this blog and everything it does. It is truly appreciated. Now stop reading and go start day drinking and grilling out and all that jazz. We'll still be here when you get back.

This Day In New York Yankees History 9/5: Bob Sheppard Works His Final Game

Unknown to the Yankees, their fans, and Bob Sheppard at the time the "Voice of God" worked his last game as the team's P.A. announcer at Yankee Stadium in 2007. This was Sheppard's 4,500th time since taking over the job in 1951. Jim Hall and Paul Olden would replace Sheppard when the team moves to the new Yankee Stadium in 2009.

During the game Alex Rodriguez became only the fourth player in Yankees history to hit a home run twice in the same inning. What made this 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners even more spectacular was the fact that A Rod had gone to the hospital to have his sore right ankle examined and had to talk his way into the lineup before the game.

Also on this day in 1989 Deion Sanders, the Yankees rookie, hit a home run as the Yankees routed the Seattle Mariners 12-2. Five days later the rookie Atlanta Falcons player would make his NFL debut and would return a punt 68 yards for a touchdown. #Athlete.