Tag archive for ‘Joe Girardi’
Michael Pineda
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, August 15th, 2014

Pineda Strong in Return, but Yankees Drop Two Straight in Baltimore

It seems like all season long the Yankees have been waiting for a hero, that hypothetical missing piece that will propel them to a playoff berth. How many conversations among Yankee fans this season began with “Once More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Yankees: Sloppy Baseball Giveth and Taketh Away

Kathy Willens/AP Yankee broadcaster John Sterling is forever lamenting to booth-mate Suzyn Waldman that “you can’t predict baseball.” This isn’t news to the team that has lost 80% of its opening day starting More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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...

Dellin Betances
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, May 17th, 2014

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...

Michael Pineda 
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Yankees Are Paying for Pineda’s Child’s Play

At the Brooklyn middle school where I teach, there is a policy that forbids students from chewing gum. Now, I’ll admit, if you look carefully around my classroom on any given day, about ninety percent of my students More...

Yangervis Solarte has provided a spark to the Yankees lineup. (Photo: Kathy Willens, AP)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Solarte and Company Holding Their Own in the Infield

Yangervis Solarte has provided a spark to the Yankees lineup. (Photo: Kathy Willens, AP) As the Yankees headed into the new season, everyone knew that third base was going to be a huge question mark. But few would More...

Derek Jeter
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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Yankees: Notes from the Last Week of Spring Training

Opening Day is officially less than a week away, and players and fans alike are gearing up for the games that count. Frankly, it couldn’t have come at a better time since most of our March Madness brackets are More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Pineda and Nova Impressive as Opening Day Nears

Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News It was a good week for young pitchers. On Tuesday Michael Pineda, possibly one of the Yankees’ biggest question marks going into the 2014 season, continued his bid for the fifth More...

Is Michael Pineda the front runner to be the Yankees fifth starter? (AP Photo)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Pleading the Fifth: Who’s Girardi’s Final Starter?

As the lengthy baseball season lumbers on, questions about who will pitch in which rotation spot often become moot. Injuries dictate managerial decisions, especially on a team with as many aging players as the Yankees. More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal: Sabathia, Kuroda, and Tanaka Pack 1-2-3 Punch

(Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News) The YES announcers joked with Joe Girardi several times that he managed Saturday afternoon’s game as though it were “the seventh game of the World Series.” True, the game More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Girardi’s Big Deal a Symbol of His Worth to Yankees

(AP Photo) Most New York Yankee fans are feeling a little unsettled about the upcoming season, but some of our uneasiness was lifted last week when Joe Girardi signed a four-year contract extension. The deal will More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


The Midseason Classic is three weeks away, and the AL East race is shaping up to be just what everyone anticipated— anyone’s game. And if the Yankees are going to be playing decidedly average baseball for the More...