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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. New York Yankees finally put out of their misery

    Wallace Matthews

    Nothing went right for the Yankees during their injury-plagued season.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  6. New York Yankees shut down CC Sabathia for hamstring injury

    Wallace Matthews

    In what could be the final blow to the Yankees' thin playoff hopes, left-hander CC Sabathia has been shut down with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will not make his final start of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 9, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Even if the New York Yankees somehow make it into the playoffs -- and the Tampa Bay Rays seem to be trying awfully hard to help them -- tonight's 9-2 loss should remove any illusions of whether they can even manage to win a game. And forget...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  8. First Pitch: Will sore Sori be the final straw?

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- It is somehow fittingly ironic that a player who wasn't even on the Yankees' roster for the first 102 games of the season may turn out to be the one who causes their playoff run to sputter and die over the last two weeks. When the Yank...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Orioles 5

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- Wild is the only word to describe this game, and wild is the only word to describe the end of this season as the Yankees continue to claw their way into a possible playoff spot. Tonight's 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles, their third w...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  10. Brett Gardner of New York Yankees leaves game with left oblique s...

    Wallace Matthews

    Brett Gardner left Thursday night's game against the Orioles in the first inning with a left oblique strain.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  11. New York Yankees made right move shutting down Derek Jeter

    Wallace Matthews

    Even Derek Jeter admitted he was not helping the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  12. Wild (card) atmosphere for Yanks, Rays

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It may have been a matchup of a first-place team and one fighting for its postseason life, but everything about Sunday's game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays felt like a playoff game. There was a pitche...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  13. With pressure relieved, Sori soars

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- In the annals of Yankees history, the two home runs Alfonso Soriano hit Tuesday against the hopeless Los Angeles Angels will never be remembered like the two he hit in the 2001 postseason in his first go-round as a Yankee. After all, t...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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