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Yankees Fail to Take Advantage of Momentum Swing in Home Stand

A game winning home run by Carlos Beltran could have been a momentum swing, but the Yankees did not capitalize. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A good indication of whether or not a team is going to have a successful season is what they do when the momentum swings their way. Do they take advantage of a winning streak by playing with confidence the next day? Or do they fall back into old habits? In the past two weeks, the Yankees have had two four-game winning streaks–including sweeps More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Yankees Edge Out West Coast Opponents, Look to Gain Ground on AL East This Week

(Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) If you’re like me, you lose valuable sleep hours when the Yankees play on the west coast. The difference this time was that most of the games were actually worth staying up for. When More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Yankees: Offensive Woes Rear Their Ugly Head

Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News Same old Yankees. Well, maybe that colloquialism isn’t exactly accurate in this case. Depends how “old” you’re talking about. The Yankees from the late ‘90s and early More...

It appears Mark Teixeira will avoid another trip to the disabled list. (AP Photo)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Yankees Hoping for Best with Teixeira and Beltran Injuries

It appears Mark Teixeira will avoid another trip to the disabled list. (AP Photo) Could this be the year the perennially mature Yankee lineup actually catches a break on the injury front? It’s almost June and, More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Starters in the Month of May

The Yankees’ pitching rotation has experienced a number of changes in its second month of the season. Since the beginning of the year, they have officially lost 60% of their anticipated starting rotation, More...

Chase Whitley has been solid through two starts with the Yankees. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Yankees: Trade for a Starter? Not So Fast…But Maybe Next Month

Chase Whitley has been solid through two starts with the Yankees. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Yankee starting rotation is the quintessential example of the best laid plans going awry. What looked More...

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By Cory Nidoh On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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Scott Sizemore and Dean Anna Struggling Since Joining RailRiders

Scott Sizemore and Dean Anna are struggling at the plate since joining the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders after spending time in pinstripes with the New York Yankees.  The two players who the Yankees brought More...

Manny Banuelos was scratched from his start on Monday with arm fatigue.
By Matt Kardos On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Banuelos Scratched From Start

New York Yankees star pitching-prospect Manny Banuelos was scratched from his scheduled start for the Thunder at Arm & Hammer Park on Monday night with left-arm fatigue. The 23-year old southpaw has spent the More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Subway Series 2014: Looking on the Bright Side for the Yankees

Two days in, and it looked like it was going to be déjà vu all over again. The Yankees had once again been beaten by their crosstown and supposedly inferior rivals two nights in a row on home turf, making it six More...

When healthy, David Robertson has done a nice job as closer. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Bullpen in the First Month

During the first month of the 2014 season, the Yankee bullpen has operated largely out of a trial and error system. It has already been left shorthanded due to both injury (David Robertson missed a couple of weeks More...