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  1. Postseason notes: No guarantees for Long

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi touched on a wide variety of topics in a 36-minute news conference at Yankee Stadium on Monday. But one of the most eagerly anticipated questions got no definitive answer. Namely, will all of Girardi's coaches return for 20...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Pregame notes: Tex in lineup

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, Joe Girardi hinted that Mark Teixeira, who has recently experienced new soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist, might not play again once the Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention. Well, it's Thursday,...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. Somber Derek Jeter sees only the end

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For the first time this season, you could see the finish line reflected in Derek Jeter's eyes. Up until the New York Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention with Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, Jeter had been abl...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 9, Yankees 5

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Now that the playoff chase is over, let the celebration begin. The celebration of Jeter, of course. The Yankees were eliminated, once and for all, with today's 9-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, a game in which they blew a 3-0 lead and...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  5. Jeter's dilemma: To play or not to play?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Throughout his career, Derek Jeter has been famous for never wanting to take a day off. But is it possible he's contemplating taking at least part of the weekend off in Boston, especially if the Yankees are eliminated from the playoff cha...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  6. Game 158: O's (94-63) @ Yankees (81-76)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Two games and counting in Derek Jeter's Yankee Stadium career. And one game and counting in the Yankees' playoff hopes. A Yankee loss today or a Kansas City win tonight and we can officially start talking about next year. But in the me...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  7. Last chance to see Jeter

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees have eight home games left, and as their playoff hopes fade, the question of how many of them they will win has been replaced by a more immediate one: How many of them will Derek Jeter play in? Jeter is in the lineup for to...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Royals 1, Yankees 0

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees couldn't hit if their playoff life depended on it. Which, of course, it does. There, I said it. They followed up last night's dramatic 5-4 walk-off win over the Red Sox, featuring a pair of ninth-inning solo home runs by...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  9. Game 125: Yanks (63-61) vs. Astros (54-73)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- If anyone had told you before the season that on Aug. 21, the Yankees would be closer to getting swept by the lowly Houston Astros than to a playoff spot, you probably would not have believed it. And yet, 125 games into the season, he...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 1, Tigers 0

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It appears as if the Yankees have decided to start playing playoff baseball in August -- low scoring, pitching dominant and with solid defense. And for four days against the AL Central-leading Tigers, it worked. In the first three gam...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  11. Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees to test out injured right elb...

    Wallace Matthews

    Monday will be one of the most important days of the season for the New York Yankees playoff hopes, and not just because they're facing defending AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2014
  12. Who's being fitted for new pinstripes?

    Wallace Matthews

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- This is the day a lot of Yankees fans have been waiting for all season, the day when the reinforcements arrive and a bunch of new faces could materialize in the Yankees clubhouse to help with the final playoff push. Or, not. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  13. First Pitch: CC's Brewers days to blame?

    Wallace Matthews

    MILWAUKEE -- CC Sabathia was a Milwaukee Brewer for only three months, and made all of 17 starts for them in the second half of 2008. Still, he is held in high regard here for leading the Brewers to the playoffs that season -- one of only two postsea...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  14. Jeter: Don't say farewell

    Wallace Matthews

    ANAHEIM -- Unless both the Yankees and Angels make the postseason, these next three games are likely to be Derek Jeter's last appearances at Angel Stadium. As such, Jeter met the Anaheim media for about 10 minutes before tonight's game for some remin...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  15. Joe gets no respect for Manager of the Year

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Over the past 30 years, the New York Yankees have been to the World Series seven times and won it five times. They have won their division 14 times and made it to the playoffs 17 times. And yet, in the 30-year history of the Manager of...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  16. First Pitch: Weekend with the kiddies?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The playoff hunt is over. The pressure is off. The games can actually be fun again. (I mean, Joe Girardi is actually considering putting Mariano Rivera into center field for an inning). So this weekend in Houston, why not go all the wa...

    Blog | September 27, 2013