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  1. Game 153: Yankees (78-74) vs. Jays (77-75)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- They remain five games back in the hunt for the second AL wild card and their number for October elimination is six with just 10 games to play, but the Yankees will try to keep hope alive in Friday's Game 2 of this four-game series agains...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. For Yankees, the tragic number is 8

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- For the 64th time this season, the Yankees ask you to suspend your disbelief, throw your logic out with the garbage and believe in something when common sense tells you you're out of your mind. OK, so go with it for awhile. After all, i...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  3. Yanks mediocrity plain to see, now what?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It's pretty rare that all of a team's flaws are on display in a single ballgame, but Monday's Yankees loss to the Seattle Mariners was one of those games. Their offense collected a good number of hits off King Felix Hernandez, eight to...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Joe Torre -- Umpire Laz Diaz, New York Yankees manager Joe Girard...

    Wallace Matthews

    Umpire Laz Diaz "has to take his share of the blame" for an incident Monday in Anaheim that resulted in the ejections of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and pitcher Shawn Kelley, according to Joe Torre.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  5. CC's reinvention is complete, for now

    Wallace Matthews

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- It's always difficult to know what is real and what is illusion in spring training, which numbers to believe and which to disregard, when a player is telling the truth and when he is really telling the truth. The numbers on CC S...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  6. CC: It's just like 10 years ago

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The numbers may say otherwise, but it has been scientifically proven that CC Sabathia is the same pitcher he was as a 22-year-old Cleveland Indian. Well, his arm angle is, anyway. Sabathia, who came to camp 40 pounds lighter a...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. Yankees should mess with the Johan

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- By just about any standard, Johan Santana is a terrible risk. He has missed two out of the past three seasons due to injury. He will turn 34 a couple of weeks before Opening Day. And you can count the number of pitchers who have succes...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  8. Hiro on hold: Tanaka sweepstakes hits snag

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- There was no guarantee the Yankees would have wound up with Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese right-hander who went 24-0 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles this season, had they entered into a bidding war with what was sure to be a good number of ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  9. Yankees magic number: 189

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- To spend or not to spend. That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to muddle through on a budget or to revel in the benefits of spending an outrageous fortune, that is the choice confronting Hal Steinbrenner this offseason...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Pregame notes: Logan down, Zagurski up

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- Every day, the Yankees seem to set a new franchise record for the number of players used in one season. Today, they added No. 55 -- no, not Lyle Overbay -- but Mike Zagurski, a 30-year-old left-handed reliever, to take the role formerly ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. First Pitch: The numbers don't lie

    Wallace Matthews

    Realistically, last night's 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays may have killed whatever hope the Yankees might have had to play at least one baseball game this October, but mathematically, they still have a chance, of course. There are 29 games lef...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  12. Nova number two?

    Wallace Matthews

    SAN DIEGO -- He's not going to replace CC Sabathia on the depth chart, but it certainly is a happy coincidence that just as the New York Yankees' former ace is losing his way on the mound, Ivan Nova has suddenly found his. After Friday night's 7-...

    Blog | August 04, 2013
  13. Overbay not underperforming

    Wallace Matthews

    KANSAS CITY -- On this date one year ago, the New York Yankees' everyday first baseman was batting .212, with four home runs, 17 RBIs, an on-base percentage of .269 and an OPS of .634. This season, the numbers for the Yankees' everyday first basem...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  14. Pettitte: Loss 'made me sick to my stomach'

    Wallace Matthews

    Andy Pettitte did not get the license numbers of the trucks that hit him Monday night at Yankee Stadium. He did not know the names of the players who did the most damage against him, because most of them were in high school when Pettitte put his thre...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  15. First Pitch: Time to sit Ichiro?

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA -- It is no secret that by the sheer numbers, the Yankees have too many outfielders, and when Curtis Granderson comes back in May, someone is going to have to go. Right now, the consensus pick is Ben Francisco, who, in spite of being one of ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  16. First Pitch: How many Yankee wins in '13?

    Wallace Matthews

    Having watched every preseason game, seen virtually every important at-bat and pitching performance, trying to learn the names, numbers and faces of all the strangers in camp who will soon become familiar figures around the Yankees, it is time to tak...

    Blog | March 31, 2013