• Yankees winning losable games again just in the nick of time

    Yankees winning losable games again just in the nick of time

    Let’s winnow down Saturday’s ballgame at Yankee Stadium to a single word: Losable. When you commit three errors, when you go 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, when your guy hits the ball the hardest of anyone and it’s an out, when their guy drives in a run with a blooper … stir, add bourbon …
  • Gerrit Cole resurgence couldn’t come at better time for Yankees

    Gerrit Cole resurgence couldn’t come at better time for Yankees

    Gerrit Cole earned his Yankees fan bona fides in 2001. Did he just prove his pinstriped mettle on Sept. 11? Sure, sure, true Yankees moments, especially for a player who received a $324 million commitment, must come in October. Nevertheless, this one felt quite big for the Yankees’ first-year ace, and profound too. In throwing …
  • These three Yankees won’t be shielded by short-season excuse

    These three Yankees won’t be shielded by short-season excuse

    It is a funhouse mirror, a high-speed free-fall ride and a freak show rolled into one. Major League Baseball’s 60-game season also is something you’re more likely to find in a courtroom than at a carnival: A viable defense strategy against allegations of wrongdoing. What, you seriously want to jettison Brian Cashman or Aaron Boone …
  • Yankees can exhale — for one night, at least

    Yankees can exhale — for one night, at least

    BUFFALO — For a change, it was hard to hear Aaron Boone as he settled behind the microphone and in front of the Zoom camera. For a change, you could hear strands of loud music bleeding though the walls of the visiting clubhouse at Sahlen Field, the sure sign that a baseball game had gone, …
  • Luke Voit’s ‘sad’ Yankees comments get back to Aaron Boone

    Luke Voit’s ‘sad’ Yankees comments get back to Aaron Boone

    Aaron Boone was aware of Luke Voit’s comments Tuesday night, when the Yankees’ losing streak stretched to five games via a one-run loss to the Blue Jays in Buffalo. “We have to get back to what the New York Yankees are. I feel like teams aren’t really scared of us right now, and it is …
  • Breaking down five reasons for this Yankees’ disaster

    Breaking down five reasons for this Yankees’ disaster

    How did a team that won nine of its first 11 games in a season limited to 60 dates and led the AL East by four lengths on Aug. 8 wake up Wednesday in Buffalo at 21-21 and playing for its postseason life? Well, losing 15 of 20 has a way of quickly turning an …
  • Yankees fall to .500 after suffering fifth consecutive loss

    Yankees fall to .500 after suffering fifth consecutive loss

    This is what it sounds like when bats die. One night after wasting a rare river of runs, the Yankees morphed into hitters who used soaked editions of the N.Y. Post for bats against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. J.A. Happ provided a cure for the ills that have infected the Yankees across the …
  • Yankees making the playoffs is no longer a sure thing

    Yankees making the playoffs is no longer a sure thing

    BUFFALO — This was a case study of baseball as water torture. A walk. A fly ball. Another walk. Time came to a screeching halt inside Sahler Field. They ratcheted the crowd noise up a little. And then a lot. They started playing this horrendous white-noise sound effect, and the parade of base runners continued …
  • Yankees irked by Miguel Andujar error on ‘play we have to make’

    Yankees irked by Miguel Andujar error on ‘play we have to make’

    BALTIMORE — Third basemen are instructed to go after every ground ball toward the hole if they feel a clean play can be made. So when Miguel Andujar started moving to his left on Pedro Severino’s grounder to start the sixth inning Sunday at Camden Yards, it appeared shortstop Tyler Wade was in better position …
  • Yankees waste Gerrit Cole’s solid start in brutal loss to Orioles

    Yankees waste Gerrit Cole’s solid start in brutal loss to Orioles

    BALTIMORE — If the Yankees can’t admit their season is in peril after what went down at Camden Yards on Saturday night, they need an intervention. With Gerrit Cole looking like a young Doc Gooden against a very bad Orioles lineup and the Yankees desperately needing a victory, their frigid bats and third baseman Thairo …