Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sabathia gives up 6 runs in first two innings as Yanks drop opener to Astros

Team "ace" CC Sabathia gave up 6 earned runs in 6 innings of work and the offense as a whole collected just two hits through their seven at-bats tonight as the Yankees again lost on opening day to the Astros, 6-2. Going into this one, I'll admit I had some really high hopes for #52, but obviously I was wrong. Apparently, nothing has changed with him. He's still terrible.

Anyway, in tonight's eighth inning the Yanks kinda rallied, putting across two runs thanks to a couple of RBI Singles from Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira. But besides that, I really can't think of any positives. I guess Vidal Nuno and Dellin Betances both throwing scoreless frames of relief was kinda cool, but still, this game was depressing. Definitely not a good way to start a championship year.

Game Thread: Yankees @ Astros 4/1

The New York Yankees will travel to play the Houston Astros on Opening Day 2014 tonight. CC Sabathia will be on the mound for the Yankees facing off with Scott Feldman and the game will be televised on MLB Network, YES Network, MLB TV, and WFAN.

Here is the Yankees lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B

Join the discussion on Twitter, as we try to live tweet every game, by following @Greedystripes or join us by dropping a line in our ever growing comment section of the site. Enjoy the day and enjoy the game Yankees fans!

Yangervis Solarte Arrested For Armed Robbery

Yangervis Solarte has been arrested for armed robbery, April Fools. No really, he should be though. Not only did Solarte steal the 40 man roster spot and last bench spot from Eduardo Nunez but today announced that he would be wearing his old #26 also. Too soon bro?

New York Yankees @ Houston Astros 4/1 Opening Day Preview

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will play the first games of their seasons, more commonly known as Opening Day, today in Houston. The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound to make his 6th straight Opening Day start for the Yankees as he faces off with Scott Feldman for the Astros. The game will be televised at 7:10 pm ET on the YES Network, MLB Network, WFAN, and MLB TV.

Go Yankees!!

Eduardo Nunez Designated For Assignment

More when I am not texting and driving down the highway but the Eduardo Nunez experiment is over. Nunez has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40 man roster for Yangervis Solarte.

Facebook: MLB Fans Across The Nation

Here is a county by county look at MLB fan affiliations using Facebook. Yankees fans are scattered everywhere, even in Alaska and Hawaii. Kind of cool, enough with the games though IT'S OPENING DAY.

Most Yankees Opening Day HR's By One Player

Here is a list of the most home runs hit in one game by a Yankees player on Opening Day:

Two Home Runs:

Joe Pepitone - 1963
Roger Maris - 1960
Mickey Mantle - 1956
Babe Ruth - 1932
Samuel Byrd - 1932
Russ Derry - 1945

One Home Run Since 2004:

Curtis Granderson - 2010
Jorge Posada - 2010
Jorge Posada - 2009
Hideki Matsui - 2009
Melky Cabrera - 2008
Alex Rodriguez - 2007
Jorge Posada - 2007
Alex Rodriguez - 2006
Hideki Matsui - 2006
Hideki Matsui - 2005

Most Opening Day Starts In New York Yankees History

Position by position here is a list of the players to make the most starts for the New York Yankees on Opening Day:

Bill Dickey-15
Jorge Posada-11
Yogi Berra-10
Thurman Munson-8
Elston Howard-7
Wally Schang-4
Rick Cerone-4
Joe Girardi-4
Butch Wynegar-3
Les Nunamaker-2

Lou Gehrig-14
Wally Pipp-11
Don Mattingly-10
Moose Skowron-7
Tino Martinez-6
Jason Giambi-6
Joe Pepitone-5
Chris Chambliss-5
Nick Etten-4
Mark Teixeira-4

Willie Randolph-13
Bobby Richardson-8
Tony Lazzeri-8
Robinson Cano-8
Joe Gordon-6
Horace Clarke-6
Snuffy Stirnweiss-5
Pat Kelly-4
Jerry Coleman-4
Aaron Ward-4

Derek Jeter-16
Phil Rizzuto-11
Roger Peckinpaugh-8
Frankie Crosetti-8
Bucky F'in Dent-6
Mark Koenig-4
Gene Michael-4
Tony Kubek-4
Everett Scott-4
Alvaro Espinoza-3

Graig Nettles-11
Alex Rodriguez-8
Red Rolfe-7
Clete Boyer-6
Joe Dugan-6
Billy Johnson-5
Andy Carey-5
Home Run Baker-5
Wade Boggs-5
Gil McDougald-4

Roy White-9
Babe Ruth-7
Charlie Keller-6
Tom Tresh-5
Hideki Matsui-5
Bob Meusel-4
Dave Winfield-3
Hector Lopez-3
Brett Gardner-3
Elston Howard-3

Mickey Mantle-13
Bernie Williams-11
Earle Combs-9
Joe DiMaggio-7
Bobby Murcer-5
Roberto Kelly-5
Mickey Rivers-4
Jerry Mumphrey-3
Curtis Granderson-3
Johnny Lindell-3

Hank Bauer-8
Paul O'Neill-7
Roger Maris-6
Tommy Henrich-6
Dave Winfield-5
Babe Ruth-5
Bob Meusel-4
George Selkirk-4
Reggie Jackson-3
Jesse Barfield-3

Mel Stottlemyre-7
Whitey Ford-7
Ron Guidry-7
Lefty Gomez-6
Red Ruffing-5
CC Sabathia-5
Roger Clemens-4
Bob Shawkey-4
Vic Raschi-3
Jimmy Key-3

Don Baylor-3
Nick Johnson-3
Ruben Sierra-3
Chili Davis-2
Kevin Maas-2
Bernie Williams-2
Hideki Matsui-2
Gary Ward-2
Thurman Munson-2
Danny Tartabull-2

Yankees Opening Day Starting Pitchers Since 1996

Here is a list of all the starting pitchers on Opening Day for the New York Yankees since 1996:

1996: David Cone
1997: David Cone
1998: Andy Pettitte
1999: Roger Clemens
2000: Orlando Hernandez
2001: Roger Clemens
2002: Roger Clemens
2003: Roger Clemens
2004: Mike Mussina
2005: Randy Johnson
2006: Randy Johnson
2007: Carl Pavano
2008: Chien Ming Wang
2009: CC Sabathia
2010: CC Sabathia
2011: CC Sabathia
2012: CC Sabathia
2013: CC Sabathia
2014: CC Sabathia

ICYMI: Remember To Play Our Mega Prediction Game

In case you missed it remember to play our Mega Prediction Game all season long, starting today by game time. CLICK HERE for the link to the actual game itself, which has the rules and how to play and such. It's really easy and it's really fun, this is our 6th year of doing it and it gets better every year.

This, much like everything else, is much more enjoyable with a bunch of people so jump in the game. You never know, there may be a prize or something at the end.

Quick Hit: Yankees Opening Day Predictions

Today is Opening Day. Baseball is finally back Yankees family! Tonight we travel to play the Houston Astros in Game One. Here is what I think will happen tonight in Houston:

Final Score:

Yankees - 5
Astros - 2

WP: CC Sabathia
LP: Scott Feldman
SV: David Robertson

HR: Brian McCann
RBI: Derek Jeter, Brian McCann(3), Brett Gardner

This Day In New York Yankees History 4/1

You know there hasn't been any Yankees history that we want to repeat on this day in Yankee history. We could talk about Jackie (Jesus) Bradley Jr. getting jerked off for four hours last year on Opening Day when he walked three times, scored twice, and robbed Robinson Cano of a hit in a 8-2 Boston Red Sox victory at Yankee Stadium. Oh and it was a big deal apparently because he was the first to wear "Jr." on the back of his jersey.

We could also talk about how the New York Mets stole away Duke Snider from the Yankees in 1963 when New York tried to get him to be the backup for Mickey Mantle before Snider went to Queens and made the All Star Game.

But we won't.

Happy Opening Day 2014!