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  1. Notes: Two starts for Masahiro Tanaka?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka threw in the outfield before tonight's game, and Joe Girardi said all systems were still go for the Japanese righty's return to action Sunday afternoon in the series finale against the Blue Jays. In fact, not only will ...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Notes: Capuano's '0' finally goes

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- Compared with Mark Buehrle's run of futility against the Yankees -- the Blue Jays starter has not beaten the Yankees in more than 10 years and has now lost 11 straight decisions to them -- Chris Capuano's winless streak was decidedly modes...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  3. Girardi: 'I will be optimistic'

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi is the eternal optimist, but the way his team has failed to respond to the "challenge" in front of it this week -- win the series against the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox, teams with a combined record of 113-141 --...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. One (more) last chance for the Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees took two out of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend, which is not important in and of itself. They still return home a game closer to .500 and a game further away from first place in the Ameri...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Mariners 2

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- After losing two of three games to the Royals in Kansas City over the weekend, the New York Yankees put themselves in good position to win two of three, at least, from the Mariners here in Seattle with Tuesday's 3-2 victory behind Vidal Nu...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Odds are with Yankees on Tanaka

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For what it's worth, the online gambling site www.bovada.lv has installed the Yankees as 3/2 favorites to land Masahiro Tanaka, with the Dodgers the second choice at 11/4. Here is the entire line for the Tanaka Sweepstakes: New York...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  7. Robinson Cano of New York Yankees plans to take his time with fre...

    Wallace Matthews

    The biggest question facing the New York Yankees this offseason -- will they hold on to second baseman standout Robinson Cano or lose him to free agency -- is not likely to be answered quickly after the end of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  8. Guess what? New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera never lost it

    Wallace Matthews

    The end of Mo's career says this: I can still do this job. I just choose not to.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  9. Pregame notes: Enter Nova

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Since July, Ivan Nova has been arguably the Yankees' most reliable starter, winning six of his eight decisions with a 2.08 ERA. But he has not been in the cauldron of a Yankees-Red Sox game in 14 months. Tonight will be his first start...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. Hughes disappointed, not surprised

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes chuckled softly when asked if he had been "blindsided" by the news that he would be replaced in the rotation this weekend against the Boston Red Sox by David Huff. Phil Hughes#65 SP New York Yankees2013 STATSGM26W4 L13 BB...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  11. Girardi: Yanks need 93 wins to get in

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It's the question on everyone's mind these days: "How many games do the Yankees need to win the rest of the way to get into the playoffs?" That was what Michael Kay asked Joe Girardi on YES network's "The Joe Girardi Show," taped Satur...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. First Pitch: Lightning Rod

    Wallace Matthews

    Tonight will be Alex Rodriguez's first game at Yankee Stadium since last Oct. 14, when he was virtually booed out of his own ballpark while in the midst of a postseason performance that can only be described as horrendous. And since then, things ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  13. Prez not sure Yankees will make playoffs

    Wallace Matthews

    I called Yankees team president Randy Levine on Thursday morning seeking answers. I came away with more questions. In the wake of the Yankees' backbreaking 12-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox -- which completed a sweep by one of the worst t...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  14. MLB suspends Alex Rodriguez through 2014 season

    Wallace Matthews

    As expected, Major League Baseball on Monday suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's leading active home run hitter, for 211 games, beginning Thursday, for violations of its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  15. Curtis Granderson wants punishment for players guilty of violatin...

    Wallace Matthews

    Curtis Granderson is in favor of punishment for players who are found guilty of violating baseball's collective bargaining agreement regarding PEDs.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 9, Twins 5

    Wallace Matthews

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Just imagine how great a season the New York Yankees would be having if they played in the AL Central? They completed a rare four-game sweep -- their first sweep of any kind in precisely a month -- against the Minnesota Twins with ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013