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LeBron James may be all about triple doubles, but Brian Roberts is Mr. Double Triple.
The second baseman tripled twice during the Yankees' 4-0 win over the Mets on Wednesday night. Both came against rookie pitcher Rafael Montero, one in the second inning, the other in the fourth.
It was the 24th time the Mets had an opponent hit two triples against them in the same game. Before Roberts,...Read more »
It was a virtuoso performance.
Masahiro Tanaka completely shut down a Mets lineup that had scored 21 runs during the previous two games, restoring order to the Yankees' universe. Tanaka allowed four hits (one double), walked none and struck out eight over nine scoreless innings.
It was the third complete game shutout in Subway Series history. Dave Mlicki tossed the first for the Mets...Read more »
When Rafael Montero steps on the mound at Citi Field to start Wednesday's Subway Series game for the Mets, he'll be just the sixth player on either team to make his MLB debut during the intra-city contest.
When Chase Whitley debuts as the Yankees starter on Thursday, he'll also join the club.
When Jacob deGrom debuts as the Mets' starter on Thursday, he will, too.
A Mets or Yankees...Read more »
Bryce Harper was selected with the first overall pick of the 2010 major league draft. In the 15th round, 475 picks total picks later, the Yankees selected righthander Chase Whitley.
When Whitley makes his expected MLB debut against the Mets on Thursday, it will be the culmination of an unlikely professional career.
Whitley is on track to be just the 15th player selected in the...Read more »
Brett Gardner's two-out grand slam against Bartolo Colon on Monday turned out to be inconsequential in an eventual Mets victory.
But, in the 100th game the teams have played against each other, Gardner's home run was just the seventh grand slam either team has hit. The Yankees have hit five of them, the Mets two.
Here are the others (click on the date for a full game recap and box score):
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Mariano Rivera can still throw heat, even in retirement.
The former Yankees closer and MLB all-time saves leader questions former teammate Robinson Cano's passion in a new autobiography -- and even says he'd pick rival Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over Cano.
"If I have to win one game, I'd have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman," Rivera says...Read more »
Umpire Laz Diaz has a reputation for taking a tense moment and ratcheting the drama up a few degrees.
So what happened Monday night in Anaheim should have been no surprise.
Shawn Kelley was walking off the field after a rough outing during which he'd walked four hitters, allowing the go-ahead run to score for the Angels. Kelley, heading back to the dugout, was not pleased with Diaz's...Read more »
Faced with an awful weather forecast, the Yankees postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday, June 2 at 7:05 p.m.
There was no immediate word on how the postponement would impact the club’s rotations.
David Phelps, filling in for the suspended Michael Pineda, was scheduled to face Seattle’s Roenis Elias (1-2, 3.54) Wednesday...Read more »
Chris "Mad Dog" Russo's show on MLB Network is called "High Heat."
And, the day after the Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game in Fenway Park because of using pine tar, Russo brought the heat.
Watch below as "Mad Dog" sounds off on the Yankees and Major League Baseball . . . and a little bit on Pineda. It's classic "Mad Dog."
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After being placed on the disabled list Sunday with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Ivan Nova underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the original diagnosis. Team physician Christopher Ahmad conducted the MRI at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Surgery, which would end Nova's season, has been recommended.
Nova left his last start Saturday after...Read more »