• Yankees escape with ugly walk-off win over Orioles

    Yankees escape with ugly walk-off win over Orioles

    The Yankees didn’t hit much overall, nor in the clutch, and fielded poorly Saturday against the Orioles. Yet, they extended their winning streak to four games because Jordan Montgomery, Chad Green, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman dominated, and Luke Voit came through in the 10th inning with a sacrifice fly that lifted the Yankees to …
  • Aroldis Chapman crusher keeps Yankees reeling as AL East gap widens

    Aroldis Chapman crusher keeps Yankees reeling as AL East gap widens

    An early four-run Yankees lead vanished from Citi Field, as did a three-run cushion late when Aroldis Chapman gave up a one-out homer to J.D. Davis in the ninth inning that sent Thursday night’s Subway Series game into extra innings. Having used Adam Ottavino, Chad Green, Zack Britton and Chapman in the sixth, seventh, eighth …
  • Mets walk off on Pete Alonso’s blast for wild comeback win over Yankees

    Mets walk off on Pete Alonso’s blast for wild comeback win over Yankees

    The Mets did everything they could to lose it, but the Yankees were better at the particular game Thursday. In a wild afternoon and early evening of blah starting pitching, bullpen malfunctions and inappropriate base running, Pete Alonso removed the Yankees from their misery with a walk-off 10th-inning homer against Albert Abreu that gave the …
  • Mark Teixeira rips Aroldis Chapman: ‘On purpose’ pitch, hid from media

    Mark Teixeira rips Aroldis Chapman: ‘On purpose’ pitch, hid from media

    Aroldis Chapman planned to appeal his three-game suspension for zipping a 101-mph fastball behind the head of Tampa Bay’s Mike Brosseau, but former Yankees teammate Mark Teixeira believes MLB should have come down even harder on the flame-throwing closer. “He said his penalty was a little harsh. We all know he did it on purpose,” …
  • Yankees running out of time to prove they are title-worthy team

    Yankees running out of time to prove they are title-worthy team

    A home clubhouse celebration scene at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night would’ve been gauche. Also perfectly appropriate. And now that the Yankees can bid farewell to the dangerous Rays for the duration of this regular season, it’s time for a true character test: Will this 2020 group be remembered for doing anything besides validating the Rays’ …
  • Rays get quick revenge on Yankees in nightmarish first inning

    Rays get quick revenge on Yankees in nightmarish first inning

    Talk about sweet revenge! Tampa Bay Rays infielder Mike Brosseau, who nearly had his head taken off by an Aroldis Chapman 101 mph fastball Tuesday night, blasted a 420-foot, two-run home run Wednesday as part of a runs-filled first inning that saw Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery chased off the mound. The Rays cheered loudly from …
  • Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Boone suspended for roles in Yankees-Rays bench-clearing

    Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Boone suspended for roles in Yankees-Rays bench-clearing

    MLB has handed down its punishments stemming from the benches-clearing incident at the end of Tuesday’s Yankees-Rays matchup. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will sit out three games for “intentionally throwing a pitch” at the head area of Tampa batter Mike Brosseau in the top of the ninth inning of the 5-3 win. Chapman was also …
  • Rays anger goes beyond Aroldis Chapman: ‘Tired act’ by Phil Nevin

    Rays anger goes beyond Aroldis Chapman: ‘Tired act’ by Phil Nevin

    The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t just have a problem with Aroldis Chapman after the flame-throwing closer buzzed Mike Brosseau’s head with a 101-mph fastball behind his head in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 5-3 win Tuesday night at the Stadium. While Rays manager Kevin Cash charged afterwards that his team also has “a whole …
  • MLB needs to punish Yankees and Rays for ill-timed debacle

    MLB needs to punish Yankees and Rays for ill-timed debacle

    Nope. Not in this COVID baseball season. Not at this tempestuous moment in our country’s history. I’m betting Rob Manfred and his deputies will correctly agree. An important Yankees victory Tuesday night — 5-3 over the rival Rays at Yankee Stadium, halting a six-game losing streak against their low-payroll nemeses — turned extremely ugly at …
  • Aroldis Chapman’s high heat sets off bench clearing as Yankees beat Rays

    Aroldis Chapman’s high heat sets off bench clearing as Yankees beat Rays

    The Yankees finally beat the Rays on Tuesday night, but not without some late drama. With two outs in the ninth, Aroldis Chapman’s 101 mph fastball went behind Mike Brosseau’s head. After the umpires huddled, both benches were warned, and Chapman fanned Brosseau to finish the 5-3 Yankees win. But before everyone left the field, …