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  1. Midseason grades: bats and brass

    Wallace Matthews

    As Joe Girardi likes to say, the way the Yankees have performed so far this season is not what you want -- and it is certainly not what anyone expected after an offseason infusion of cash resulted in a largely rebuilt roster. But injuries and unde...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Athletics 7, Yankees 4

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- So tonight, the bats worked -- well, better than they have recently -- but the arms, generally dependable, let them down, and once again, the fielding was less than crisp. Vidal Nuno was so-so, but worse than that, gave the New York Yanke...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. Brewers give Jeter bat, cheers, dough

    Wallace Matthews

    MILWAUKEE -- The latest of what will be a season-long procession of testimonials to Derek Jeter concluded Sunday with a big bat and an even bigger check. As the crowd in Miller Park gave him a standing ovation, Jeter was presented with a bronze re...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  4. Yangervis Solarte a real Bronx Bomber

    Wallace Matthews

    MILWAUKEE -- He's had 102 big-league at-bats now, and leads the New York Yankees in RBIs with 18 -- four more than Mark Teixeira, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, who are making a combined $58 million this season. He is second on the team in on...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  5. Yankees manager Joe Girardi not worried about Derek Jeter's slump...

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter is mired in a hitless streak that has reached 13 at-bats, and had just three hits in 30 at-bats over the just-concluded Yankees homestand, dropping his batting average - which was up to .294 on April 25 - to .240.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 6, Yankees 3

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees handled Robinson Cano (one infield hit in five at-bats) in his return to the Bronx. The problem was, they couldn't handle Mike Zunino, Corey Hart and Chris Young, as the Seattle Mariners -- the second-worst team in...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  7. Jacoby Ellsbury: I'll be ready

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury made six plate appearances in a minor league game this afternoon, and although he did no hard running -- walking twice and loping easily to first on a single in his final at-bat before being removed for a pinch runner -...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. Postgame notes: The bats went south, too

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees -- or at least that portion of the roster that remained behind while the rest of the squad went to Panama for the weekend -- started out well Friday, with the first three batters of their game against the Minnesota Twins ge...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  9. Canzler a late scratch

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Russ Canzler was a late scratch from the Yankees' lineup for today's game against the Twins with hip stiffness. He will be replaced in the lineup by Rob Segedin, who will play third and bat ninth. Here is the revised lineup: Ja...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Gardner: 'I can't run, throw or hit'

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Brett Gardner was back in the Yankees clubhouse tonight, but he is nowhere close to returning to the field. Gardner, who suffered an injury to his left oblique in his first at-bat Thursday night in Baltimore, arrived at Fenway tonight af...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  11. Postgame notes: Sori hopes to play

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Alfonso Soriano's right thumb was too sore for him to swing a bat today, but the Yankees' slugging left-fielder says he hopes to be able to play as the Yankees try to avoid a sweep by the Red Sox on Sunday night at Fenway. Alfonso Sorian...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  12. Gardy leaves with oblique strain

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- Center fielder Brett Gardner left tonight's Yankees-Orioles game in the first inning after apparently injuring himself on the first at-bat of the game. Gardner appeared to flinch and reach for his left side after he struck out on a ch...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 9, Yankees 8 (10)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For 6 1/2 innings, this one had the look of a dream ender: Yankees down 7-2, no one but Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano hitting very much, and Boston starter Jake Peavy very much in command. But just like that, the bats woke up and f...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 7, Blue Jays 1

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- If it is true that momentum is determined by today's starting pitcher, then J.A. Happ and Andy Pettitte combined to give the Yankees back their mojo tonight. Happ woke up the Yankees' bats and Pettitte put the Toronto Blue Jays to sleep, a...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  15. Pregame notes: Grandy back, Nunie at 3rd

    Wallace Matthews

    SAN DIEGO -- Finally, its time for The Grandy Man, Take 3. Take 1 ended on his first at-bat of the spring, when Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ busted his right forearm with an errant pitch. That cost Curtis Granderson the first 38 games of the seaso...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  16. First Pitch: Return of the Grandy Man

    Wallace Matthews

    LOS ANGELES -- Even before Curtis Granderson took a J.A. Happ fastball off his right forearm in his first at-bat of spring training in February, the New York Yankees had already lost more than 150 home runs to free agency and injury. When Granders...

    Blog | August 01, 2013