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The Post Season
Congratulations to the S.F. GIANTS
for winning their 8th World Series


World Series Scores
An all Wildcard World Series
Kansas City Royals (3-4) vs. San Francisco (4-3)
At Kansas City (AL won the All Star Game)
Game 1: Giants win 7-1
Score 3 in the 1st Royals only got four hits.
Game 2: Royals win 7-2
Tied at 2-2 in the 6th, the Royals score five against five Giants pitchers, which tied record for most pitchers in an inning in the World Series!
At San Francisco
Game 3: Royals win 3-2
Great bullpen by Royals.
Game 4: Giants win 11-4
The Royals bullpen couldn't do it this time.
Game 5: Giants win 5-0
Royals bullpen collapses again. Bumgarner throws a four hit shutout!
At Kansas City
Game 6: Royals win 10-0
Royals score 7 in the 2nd. Giants get only six hits.
Game 7: Giants win 3-2
Bumgarner throws five innings in relief - giving up only two hits! M. Bumgarner relieved J. Affeldt with the Giants leading 3-2 in the 5th.
At frist credited with the win, but it was later changed to a save.

American League

Baltimore Orioles win East (9/16)
Detroit Tigers win central (9/28)
LA Angels win West (9/17)
Kansas City gets wild card 1 (9/28)
Oakland gets wild card 2 (9/28)


National League

Washington Nationals win East (9/16)
St. Louis wins Central
Los Angeles Dodgers win the West (9/24)
San Francisco gets wild card 1 (9/25)
Pittsburgh gets wild card 2(9/28)



Orioles (0-4) vs. Royals (4-0)
SWEEP!
At Baltimore
Game 1: Royals win 8-6 in 10 innings
Tied at 5 in the 9th. In the 10th, Royals score 3 on two homers, Orioles can only answer with 1 run.
Game2: Royals win 6-4
Score two in the 9th
At Kansas City
Game 3: After rainout - Royals win 2-1
Game 4: Royals win 2-1
Royals score two in the 1st, on a error with runners on second and third.
Orioles run scored on a homer by Flaherty in the 3rd
and that was it!


Cardinals (1-4) vs. Giants (4-1)
At St. Louis
Game 1: Giants win 3-0
Game2: Cardinals win 5-4.
Cardinals tie it in the 7th and go ahead in the 8th. But Giants tie it on a 3-2 count wild pitch with runners on 1st and 2nd in the 9th. Cardinals win on walk off homer by Wong, their fourth of the game.
At San Francisco
Game 3: Giants win 5-4 in 10 innings
Giants go ahead 4-0 in the 1st, but the Cardinals tie it by the 7th.
Game 4: Giants win 6-4
Game 5: Giants win 6-3
Giants tie at 3-3 in the 8th.
Cardinals load the bases, but fail to score in the 9th.
Ishikawa homered with two on to walk off.


Orioles (3-0) vs.Tigers (0-3)
SWEEP!
At Baltimore
Game 1:Orioles win 12-3
Score 8 runs in the 8th
Game 2: Orioles win 7-6
Come from behind in the 8th
At Detroit
Game 3: Orioles win 2-1
Cruz hits two run homer in 6th. Tigers get back to back doubles in 9th, but fall short.


Royals (3-0) vs. Angels (0-3)
SWEEP!
At Los Angeles
Game 1: Royals win 3-2 in 11 innings
Game 2: Royals win 4-1 in 11 innings
Hosmer three run homer in 11th
At Kansas City
Game 3: Royals win 8-3

Cardinals (3-1) vs. Dodgers (1-3)
At Los Angeles
Game 1: Cardinals win 10-9
Cards score 8 runs in the 7th
Dodgers come 1 run short in the 9th
Game 2: Dodgers win 3-2
Cardinals tie it 2-2 in 8th, Dodgers win in bottom half. Jansen saves game.
At St. Louis
Game 3: Cardinals win 3-1
Game 4: Cardinals win 3-2
Leading 2-0 in the 7th, C Kershaw again gives up the lead.


Giants (3-1) vs. Nationals (1-3)
At Washington, DC
Game 1: Giants win 3-2
Game 2: Giants win 2-1
Giants tie game in the 9th, with a reviwed play that might have been the go ahead run.
Longest playoff game ever - 18 innings. Belt belts a homer. After a two out walk, rookie Strickland saves with winning run, Werth lining out to right.
At San Francisco
Game 3: Nationals win 4-1
Two runs score in the in 7th on pitcher's throwing error on sac bunt attempt.
Game 4: Giants win 3-2
Nationals tie game in 7th on a Harper home run.
Giants score in the bottom half on a bases loaded wild pitch.


Oakland @ Kansas City
Royals tie game 7-7 in 9th. A's score 1 in the 12th, but KC walks offf with win 9-8.

Is MONEYBALL still in effect?

San Francisco @ Pittsburgh
Giants shutout Pirates, 8-0 on a complete game by Madison Bumgarner.
Brandon Crawford grand slam in the 4th.





2014 Replay Rules

2014 Season

April 1 - Opening day starting lineup
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B
Kelly Johnson 3B
CC Sabathia LHP

Sabathia was awful in the first two innings, Yankees lose 6-2.

April 3 - Yankees get first win of the season: 4-2.
Nova wins, Robertson gets first save and Yangervis Solarte, goes 3-3 with an RBI, 2 runs and a walk in his first ML start. The bullpen was perfect for 3.1 innings with 5 strikeouts

April 4 - Masahiro Tanaka, given a two run lead, allows three in his first two innings, but settles down and strikes out 8 in seven innings.
Yankees rally and win 7-3.
Texieria goes on 15 day DL - hamstring.

April 5 - In his Yankee debut, Michael Pineda was all that was expected. But the Yankee offense was again absent and David Phelps put gasoline on the fire by giving up two homers, putting the game out of reach.
Yankees lose 4-0.

April 6 - Sabthia was better, but collapsed in the 6th, allowing three runs, but left the game leading 6-4. Robertson gets the save, but allows two runners on with homer hitting batters due up.
Gardner gets the first Yankee homer of the season.
Jeter becomes number eight on all time hits list and the most by a right handed hitter.

They finish opening week 3-3.

April 7 - Opening day at Yankee Stadium
Core Four throw out first pitches.
Starting Lineup
B Gardner LF
D Jeter SS
J Ellsbury CF
C Beltran RF
B McCann C
A Soriano DH
B Roberts 2B
K Johnson 1B
Y Solarte 3B
Kuroda, leading 4-1 in he 7th, give up a run on three hits, then gets the first out. Thornton and Phelps gets the next two outs. Kelly gets the save.

Yankees win 4-2.
David Robertson went on the 15 day DL - groin.

April 9 - After a great start by Tanaka, the substitute closer, Shawn Kelley, lost it in the 9th, though the Yankees did get the winning run to the plate in the bottom half.
The offense is stil MIA.

April 10 - 13 - Four games vs. Boston
Game 1: Yankees win 4-1
With a pine-tar covered hand, Pineda pitched into the 7th inning and gave up one run.
Cabral (0.2) and Phelps(2.1) threw 3 perfect innings to get nail the win.
Game 2: Boston wins 4-2
Sabathia was sharp until the 6th inning, then he gave up all four runs on two homers.
Game 3: Yankees win 7-4
Home runs by C Beltran ; B McCann 2 ; A Soriano ; K Johnson
Kuroda gets the win in 6.1 innings. Kelly gets the save.

Game 4: Yankees win 3-2
Nova threw 7.1 innings of two run ball. Kelly got the save.
Winning run scored on reversed call at first on Cervelli fielder's choice.
Beltran homered and was moved to first base when Cervelli got hurt. Ichiro made a game saving catch in right replacing Beltran.

Yankees, Tampa and Toronto tied at 7-6.
Yankees get their first day off 4/14.

April 16 - Because of a rainout, the Yankees play a day-night double header. Both Tanaka (3-0) and Pineda (2-0) get the wins, though the Yankee offense was still lacking.

April 17 - In the second inning vs. Tampa:
TRIPLE PLAY
Yankees win 10-2.
To recap since 2010, the Yankees have pulled off three triple plays, all with Sabthia pitching.
2010 vs. Oakland
2013 vs. Baltimore
2014 vs. Tampa Bay


April 18 & 19 - After the 10-2 win over Tampa on Thursday, the Yankees manage only 6 runs vs. allowing 27 runs in the next two games.

Nova goes to the disabled list with a partial torn UCL, as he gave up a career high four homers.
Yankees gain a split of the four games with a 5-1 win in 12 innings.

Yankees in first place with a 11-8 record,
but only 2 games separate the whole division.

April 22 - A three game set at Fenway. Ellsbury and the Yankees clobber the Sox and Jon Lester 9-3. Tanaka gets the win in his first NY-Boston match up.

April 23 - Pineda was caught pine-taring with the sticky stuff on his neck. Yankees lose game 5-1 and lose him to a ten game suspension.

April 24 - Yankees unravel the Red Sox 14-5 behind Sabathia and a 3-6 performance by Ellsbury.

April 28 - Yankees take two of three from the Angels over the weekend.
In the third game, Tanaka pitched 6.1 innings, but left losing 2-1. Teixeira homered in the 7th and the Yankees scored the winning run in the 8th on two walks, a passed ball, and a wild pitch. Robertson got the save.

Yankees in first place with an 15-10 record. Four games separate the division.

April 29 - Sabathia couldn't hold a 2-0 lead and Cano had a hit, run, and RBI in his return to the Stadium. Yankees lose 6-3.
Pineda is placed on the DL with a back strain. He's out 3-4 weeks.

May 1 - Cano again helps his new team to beat the Yankees 4-2, as the offense is again MIA.

May 11 - Sabathia goes onto the DL with a knee issue.
Yankees return home after a 3-3 road trip. They are 19-17, second place, 5½ game seoparate the teams in the AL East.

May 12 - 15 Subway Series
Game 1: Mets win 9-7 @Yankee Stadium
Yankees finally score some runs and the pitching faults.
Game 2: Mets win 12-7 @Yankee Stadium
Yankees score 14 runs in two games, but the pitching gives up 21 runs!
Game 3: Yankees win 4-0 @Citi Field
Tanaka: complete game 4 hitter, 8 strikeouts, and gets his first ML hit!
Solarte & Teixeira hit homers. Jeter gets a 15' hit and RBI.
Game 4: Yankees win 1-0 @Citi Field
First MLB start for both pitchers: Degrom - Mets & Whitely - Yankees. Both got their first hits too.
Betances relieves Whitely getting a ground out to end the 5th. Then strikes out six in a row. Warren strikes out one more in the 8th.
Robertson gets a four out save to nail down the win.

Beltran was placed on the DL for his elbow.

May 17 - Yankees win 7-1 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates as they explode with five homers in a game where all of the runs were scored on homers.
Phelps got a gritty win, having runners on base in all five innings he pitched. Although Betances gave up a lead-off homer in the 6th, he struck out the next three batters, making nine outs in a row by Ks!

May 18 - Rare single admission double header.
Game 1: Yankees win 4-3
Game 2: Pirates win 5-3
First Pirate win at Yankee Stadium since game 5 of the 1960 World Series.


Yankees are 23-20, in first place. The entire AL East is only 5 games apart.

May 20 - 25 Six games in Chicago, two vs. Cubs and four vs. Sox

Tanaka loses his first game 6-1.
Yankees take second game vs. Cubs 4-2 in 13 innings.
Yankees tied it in the 9th and score winning run on wild pitch in 13th.
Whitely pitches another good game and leaves losing 1-0 in the 4th.

May 23 - Robertson blows his first save, Yankees lose 6-5:
After third out of the 8th, first two batters in 9th, each on 0-2 counts a hard single and a homer.
May 24 - Yankees down 3-0 into the 9th, with one out Ellsbury starts a 3 run rally.
Then in the 10th, he hit a homer. Robertson saves this one to win.
This was the first Yankee win at U.S. Cellular Field in nine games.

May 25 - Tanaka bounces back from the loss vs. the Cubs, four innings hitless and Yankees win 7-1.
Jeter is 4/5.

LA Dodger, Josh Beckett throws a no hitter in Philadelphia vs. the Phillies.
Yankees in second place 2 games behind Toronto.
Boston is last 8 games back.

Yankees finish two city, three team, nine game road trip 5-4, with some late inning and extra inning comebacks.

June 1 - Yankees score 6 runs over weekend vs. the Twins.
Robertson blows second save on first pitch leading 2-1 gives up a homer. Then he and the bullpen implode allowing five more runs.
Payback hurts. Hughes holds them to two runs and three hits over eight innings. Nunez drives in runs and scores in the 9th.


Yankees 3½ games behind the surging Blue Jays.
Tampa is in last place, 10 games back.

June 4 - It was announced that Don Zimmer passed away at age 83 and spent over 60 years in Baseball. He played for Brooklyn and the Mets, he coached on a number of teams and managed the Cubs, Padres, Red Sox, and Rangers (not in order). He was Joe Torre's bench coach through many winning years.

He was special advisor for the Tampa Bay Rays.


June 5 - Yankees, behind Tanaka, break a four game losing streak and beat A's 2-1. But the Yankee offense is still MIA.

The Yankees are 30-29 in 3rd place and are heading for Kansas City, Seattle, and Oakland.

June 8 - Kuroda hurt by four hits in the second inning. Yankees 1-17 w/RISP, Yankees lose 2-1.

Yankees in 3rd, 6 games behind Toronto and Baltimore.

June 11 - Tanaka allowed 6 hits, two runs, and 11 strikeouts on 110 pitches. Yankees win 4-2.

June 13 - Phelps allowed 2 hits over 6.1 innings. The bullpen holds the hard hitting A's hitless.
The offense comes alive and they actually score in the 8th and Yankees win 7-0.

June 15 - The Yankees end the road trip on a down note, with Kuroda giving up two three run homers in the first two innings as Yankees don't score until the 6th, 7th, and 9th and lose 10-5. The road trip was 5-4 thanks to a sweep in Seattle.

The Yankees end the week tied for second place with Baltimore 4½ games behind Toronto, which is comming to the stadium starting Tuesday. This will impact the standings pre July.

June 17 to 19 - Yankees sweep first place Blue Jays, 3-1, 7-3, & 6-4. They are now 1½ games out of first place.

June 20 - Kuroda no hits Orioles for five innings. Leaves game down 2-1 after the 6th.
After stranding 11 runners on base, including three innings with the bases loaded, the Yankees were down 3-1 in the 9th, and Beltran hits a three run walkoff homer after one run is driven in by McCann.
Yankees win 4th in row 5-3. Still 1½ games back.

June 22 - At the Old Timers' Game: Has a pitcher who threw a perfect game ever hit against a pitcher who threw a perfect game? Wells hitting against Cone!

Gardner, leading off the game gets thrown out at third trying to stretch a double and the Yankees can do NOTHING else.
The bull pen falls apart. Yankees lose 8-0.


Yankees and Baltimore tied for second place 1½ games behind Toronto.

June 25 - Yankees avoid sweep by beating Toronto in third game 5-3 after two losses.

June 27 - 29 Weekend vs. Boston
Game 1: Yankees win 6-0
Nuno gives up two hits, the bullpen one. Yankees three homers!
Game 2: Boston wins 2-1
Tanaka had two bad pitches - both homers. Yankees scored on an unearned run.
Game 3: Boston wins 8-5
This time the Yankees hit, but the pitching left something to be desired.


Yankees in 3rd place, two games behind Toronto, which has lost their last three games. Another lost opportunity!

July1 -And for something different, Tigers vs. Dodgers:
Double review and a 7-2-4 Triple Play!

Yankees at the mid-point +1 is at .500, 41-41, but only 3½ games behind the still in first place Blue Jays. The pitching has been OK to great, but there is little offense, especially with runners in scoring position.

Batting Record Ranking Pitching Record Ranking
RUNS 327 20th ERA 3.98 21st
BAT AVG .251 16th QUALITY STARTS 41 22nd
OBP 316 16th WHIP 1.28 14th
SLUGGING .379 20th BAA .255 19th

The Second Half

Bad news, the Yankees leave Yankee Stadium having been swept by the Rays and losing five in a row.
July 4 - 75th Anniversary of Lou Gehrig's speech


More bad news, Sabathia had a major setback in rehab and is probably done for the season and perhaps his career.

July 6 - Yankees released Soriano and traded Nuno for Bandon McCarthy from Arizona.

Last game in Minnesota - Yankees have a 9-0 lead after the 4th, by the 8th, it's 9-6. Kuroda was great for 5 and the he and the bullpen began to unravel.
Yankees hold on for a 9-7 win.
Jeter gets his 3400th hit!

Yankees in 3rd place 3½ games behind Baltimore, with the Baltimore beating Boston in 12 innings.

Jeter, Tanaka, and Betances were selected to the AL All Star Team.

Road trip continues in Cleveland and Baltimore, then the All Star Break.

July 8 - Tanaka has his worst outing vs. Cleveland: ten hits and five runs, two homers. Yankees lose 5-3. The offense can't seem to get hits, much less score after the 4th inning.

July 9 - Tanaka is returning to NY for an MRI on his pitching elbow!
He went to Seasttle instead, because all of the doctors were at a convension there. He'll be out sat least six weeks and may need "Tommy John" surgery.
Beltran was hit in the head by a batted ball in the batting cage and was placed on the seven day concussion list.


July 10 - Phelps throws a shutout for six innings, but loads the bases in the 7th. Thorton comes in and gives up a triple and sac fly. Then the bullpen again collaspes and the Yankees lose 9-3. The offense can't score after the 5th with 11 men left on base.
McCann - four strike outs!

July 13 - at the All Star Break - With a decimated starting rotation and an anemic offense, the Yankees still managed a .500 winning percentage 5 games behind the first place Orioles.




July 15 - The 2014 All Star Game at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minn.



Jeter, Trout, and Cabrera lead AL to 5-3 victory. See the box score.


At the current rate, 90 wins could get the AL East title or the two wild cards.

July 18 to 20 - The Yankees finish the interleague schedule vs. the Reds with a winning season, 13-7. As much as I dislike this part of the season, I can't complain about their record.

Sabathia will be out for the season for knee surgery. With hope he'll be ready for 2015.

Yankees sweep the Reds to start the post ASG drive. In the last game, Betances gave up a game tying homer in the 8th, but McCann hit a bloop single to score Ellsbury from 3rd in the 9th.

Yankees (50-47) and Toronto (51-48) are in a virtual tie for second place, 3 games behind Baltimore.

July 22 - Yankees and Texas have 0-0 game into the 13th, Texas scores one, Yanks tie it.
Then newly aquired third baseman, Chase Headley, drives in the winning run in the 14th!

Yankees go 6-1 in the first two series after the ASG. A good start.
Toronto in for the weekend.

July 27 - Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony LaRussa inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Also inducted are 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas.

Toronto breaks a 17 game losing streak at Yankee Stadium and takes 2 of 3 from the Yankees.
But the Yankees have a good homestand, finishing 7-3.
Yankees in third place 4 games back.

July 29 - The offense shows up in Texas, after losing the first game 4-2 and buit a 10-4 lead. But Warren loads the bases and Betances gives up the grand slam. Yankees score to make it 12-8 and Robertson gets the save - final score 12-11.

July 31 - Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for Kelly Johnson and INF Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks and designated Brian Roberts for assignment.
Austin Jackson was traded from Detroit to Seattle live on TV during the Detroit game. He was pulled from the field in the middle of the top of the 7th.

The Yankees take 2 of 3 from the Red Sox, but can't gain ground on Baltimore.
They are in 3rd place 5 games behind the Orioles.
In the Wild Card race, they are tied with Kansas City, 1½ games behind Toronto for the 2nd WC position.

Phelps placed onto the disabled list for elbow inflamation.


August 7 - Yankees take 3 of 4 from first place Tigers.

The last 17 of 18 games have been decided by 1 or 2 runs.

Cleveland takes 2 of 3 at the Stadium. Yankees are blanked from the 6th on Friday until the 9th on Sunday, 19 innings!
The only bright spot is the pitching, especailly the starters.

Third place 6 games behind Baltimore
2½ games behind the second wild card

August 11 - New low point, Yankees manage three runs without any RBI hits.
Jeter drives in Gardner, who tripled, with a ground out. Beltran and Headley scored on a botched double steal, with Baltimore throwing the ball around. That was the Yankee scoring. The pitching and bullpen collapse and the Orioles win 11-3.

August 13 - After a rainout, the Yankees actually score on a homer by Cerveli in the 3rd for a 2-0 lead. Pineda allows only one run in five innings. But Betanses gives up a homer in the 8th and Kelly a three run homer to lose the game 5-3. The third run was scored on another ground out.

August 16 - THE END IS NEAR.
The pitching has remained consistant even without most of the starters. Pinada returns today and Tanaka began throwing this past week. However, if the offense doesn't start producing, the season is lost. In the last few games HRISP is awful. Many of the runs scored are on outs or errors by the other team. As of today, they are only one game ahead of Tampa and playing them. they have to climb over at least three teams for the second wild card, but that means play the Angles in the single game play in.


August 17 - Yankees take two of three from the Rays.
Second place 7 games behind the Orioles. In the wild card, they are 3½ behind three teams.

August 21 - The Yankees can't take the series from the Astros, is this the final nail?
But wait! McCarthy salvages the third game: compete game, 4 hits, shutout.
Time: 2:07, fastest game at the new stadium.
The Yankees win 3-0 Offense is still not what it should be, all runs scroed in 2nd inning.

August 23 -Yankees sweep the ChiSox. McCann hits a walkoff three run pinch hit homer in the 10th after Robertson gives up a game tying homer in the 9th.

Six games behind Baltimore and 3½ games back in wild card.

August 27 -In the third inning vs. Price of the Tigers, the Yankees get nine consecutive hits and two sac flies to score 8 runs. But that was all the scoring. The Detroit bull pen gave up only two singles and two walks the rest of the way.

In the next game, the Yankees only get two runs, one earned and lose in the 9th, 3-2.
The Detroit bullpen allowed the Yankees only three hits and four walks in eight innings.

August 30 - a new low for the year:
Yankees shut out on ONE hit 2-0.
Toronto scrored in the 1st on a home run by Jose Baustista.

August 31 - The Yankees get hits and runs to begin the game, including Gardner homer, triple and double.
McCarthy was cruising for six innings when he gave up two homers before getting the third out.
Then in the 7th, he gives up a third homer to tie the game. Betances comes in with no out and a runner on first. Strikes out two, but gives up a stolen base and a hit. Jays lead 4-3. Betances gets the third strike out too late.


Finish the road trip 3-4, after winning five in a row.

Yankees are 3½ games behind for the second wildcard behind Detroit and Seattle.

September 1 - Atlanta Braves no hit by four Phillies pitchers.
Box Score

September 2 - Yankee offense scores their recent average 4 runs/game, but the pitching can't handle the last place Red Sox, lose 9-4. No runs after the 5th inning, except forr a McCann homer in the 9th.

September 3 & 4 - Yankee bats come alive beating Boston 5-1 and a come from behind walk off 5-4.

September 5 - Yesterday's hero, today's goat!
Headly boots a grounder that goes for a two base error. Unearned run scores on a single. Pineda throws three hitter and loses 1-0.
Jeter gets Yankees third hit in the 9th, Richardson, pinch running steals second and Beltran looks at third strike to end the game.

Betances and Robertson each pitch perfect innings with two strike outs each.

September 7 - Another loss with no earned runs for the winner.
Jeter goes 1-3 with a walk on his day. Yankess get four hits and 0-17 with runners on base.

Yankees are 4½ games behind for the second wild card.

September 11 - Yankees down 4-0 on no hits through seven. Then thank you to the Mets!
Chris Young breaks up an Alex Cobb no hitter in the 8th and scores ahead of Prado's pinch hit homer. Then in the 9th, Young hit a walk off three run homer winning 5-4.

September 12 - And Young again hits a go ahead homer in the top of the 11th, Yankees up 1-0.
But Adam Warren gives up two to lose it.

To top that, the Yankees manage only four hits in the second game and get shut out 5-0.

In two games, 13 hits and ONE run in 20 innings!
Chris Young, the Met castoff had three of the hits and the one run.

It's as good as over.


September 13 - Shane Greene pitches a great game leaving with Yankees up 3-2. But the Yanks have no hits since scoring in the 2nd.
In the 8th, Prado finally gets an infield hit.
Robertson saves it 3-2.

September 14 - Robertson blows a 2-1 lead in the 9th.

Baltimore magic number is 3 for the AL east.

September 15 - The whole season in one game: Capuano pitches a two hitter for 6 innings, but the Yankees can't score. They lose 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th.

September 16 - Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals each win Eastern Divisions

Yankees lose another.
Teixeira may be out for the season for his wrist again, but he is in the 9/17 game and played a few more before being out again.


September 21 - Brett Gardner gets the honor of hitting the Yankees' 15,000th home run in franchise history going back to 1903. The SF Giants have about 14,000.
Yankees take three of four games from Blue Jays to begin final homestand.
Jeter becomes the only player over 40 years old on the Yankees to have four multi-hit games in a row.

September 22 - Starting DH Jose Pirela was the 57th player this season, a franchise record. He was 2-3, with a run scored and RBI!

September 24 - Jeter is 0-4 and the Yankees are eliminated from the post season by the first place Orioles, 9-5.

September 25 - Who wrote this script? Jeter's last Yankee Stadium game.

Koroda gives up two homers in the 1st, but Gardner gets a lead off hit and Jeter doubles him in. Jeter scores later to tie the game.
Score still tied and Jeter comes up with the bases loaded and drives in one run on what should have been a ground out, but the ball is thrown into left field and two score.
Top of the 9th, Robertson in to close a 5-3 game, gives up a walk and two homers to allow a tie game.

Jeter due up third in the bottom half. Pirela singled to open, Gardner sacrificed pinch runner Richardson to 2nd.
Jeter gets a single to right, scoring Richardson as a walk off and gets a Gatorade shower.
I'll ask again, who wrote this script?

Jeter said he would never play shortstop again, but will play in Boston over the weekend.

September 26 - 28 Final weekend:
Jeter sits the first game in Boston. Designated hitter on Saturday and Sunday.
Tanaka is hit hard and the secondary fielders don't help as Yankees down 9-0 in the second.
Only wathching Jeter's at bats.
1st - Strikeout
3rd - Infield single
5th Cervelli pinch hits.


With a runner on second, Yankees pull a 4-5-3-2-5-3 double play!

Yankees make it almost respectable: lose 10-4.

September 28 - Jeter's last game:
1st: Hard line-drive out to short!
3rd: infield single to short, with an RBI.

Yankees up 4-0 in the 7th, score five runs. Bullpen shaky and also give up five runs.
Yankees win 9-5.
Yankees close the season in second place.



Boston in three years went from last to WS champ to last place.

Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals pitched a no hitter for the first in Nationals' history. Only two Marlins got on base, one walk and a strikeout/wild pitch.


For the last month

Yankees will wear this patch.
September 5 - Jeter's Speech on his day



Jeter's total swings

Jeter's Baseball Cards

Jeter was never on a sub .500 team.
3,465 hits
.3095, rounded to .310 Batting Avg
16 Playoffs
7 AL Champs
5 World Series Champs

Ten astounding Derek Jeter numbers

The 2014 GIBBY Walk Off of the Year went to Derek Jeter, who stamped an exclamation point on the end of his Yankee Stadium career, and received over 40% of the GIBBY votes!








Replay Rules Changes

Jan. 17, 2014
Each Manager gets one challenge, if successful, a second.
Umpires may call for review after the 7th inning.
All reviews are done at MLB headquaters in NY City.
Teams may have a representative in clubhouse to check plays before suggesting to challenge.
Teams may now show all close plays on scoreboard.
Plays that may be challenged:
Home run
Ground rule double
Fan interference
Stadium boundary calls
Force play - but NOT front end of a double play or neighborhood base tag
Tag play
Fair/foul in outfield only
Trap play in outfield only
Batter hit by pitch
Timing play - did runner tag home before the third out (non-force out) was made
Touching a base
Passing runners
Record keeping - score, ball-stirke counts, substitutions

There is also a change to the rules involving home plate collisions, but more clarity will be needed.

The important part of rule 7.13:
Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher without possession of the ball blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe. Notwithstanding the above, it shall not be considered a violation of this Rule 7.13 if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in order to field a throw, and the Umpire determines that the catcher could not have fielded the ball without blocking the pathway of the runner and that contact with the runner was unavoidable.
Watch this play and decide if more discussion is needed.


2014 Preview

Oct 9, 2013 - - Joe Girardi agreed to a four year contract as manager.

Oct 17, 2013 - The Yankees have agreed to terms on a new contract with pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

Nov 1, 2013 - The Yankees and team Captain Derek Jeter agreed to a one year $12 million contract.

Nov 8, 2013 - 2014 coaching staff:
Mike Harkey, bullpen
Mick Kelleher, 1B
Kevin Long, hitting
Tony Pena, bench
Larry Rothschild, pitching
Rob Thomson, 3B

Nov 23, 2013 - The Yankees signed a five-year deal with catcher Brian McCann. He hit more than twice as many homers in 2013 as the four Yankee catchers.

Dec. 1, 2013 - Pending a physical, Phil Hughes has signed with the Twins. Good Luck!

Dec. 3, 2013 - Yankees sign Jacoby Elsbury to a seven year contract. Will this cause Cano to jump ship? But Cano has better overall stats.

Dec. 6, 2013 - Robinson Cano has agreed to a ten year $240 million contract with the Mariners and Curtis Granderson a four year $60 million contract with the Mets.
Yankees finalize one-year deal with Hiroki Kuroda.
Gary Tuck is likely to become the bullpen coach job now that Mike Harkey has left the Yankees.
Carlos Beltran agreed to a $45 million, three year contract with the Yankees.
With Elsbury and Beltran on the roster, will Garder be traded for pitching?

Dec. 9, 2013 - Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony LaRussa were all elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Veteran Committee.
But George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller failed to get the minimum 12 votes for election.

Dec. 17, 2013 - The Yankees signed free agent second baseman Brian Roberts.

Jan. 11, 2014 - The arbitrator has ruled that Alex Rodriguez will face a 162 game suspension plus any post season play. He plans to take the case to federal court.

Jan. 22, 2014 - The Yankees and RHP Masahiro Tanaka agreed to a seven year $155 million contract with a player opt out after four years.
This puts them over the $189 million luxury tax - winning is more important than the tax money!

Feb. 7, 2014 - Alex Rodriguez has dropped all law suits and will accept the 162 game suspension plus any post season play.
Who's on third . . . No, who's on first . . . I don't know.

Feb. 9, 2014 - With the pitchers and catchers report this week, the New York Daily News poses some questions about the team.

Feb. 12, 2014 - Derek Jeter announced that he will retire after the 2014 season.




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