• Yankees making history with this show of home run power

    Yankees making history with this show of home run power

    Homer barrage is not enough. It doesn’t do it. We have seen homer barrages before. So it is inadequate to use those two words to describe what the Yankees did for three days to the Black and Blue Jays. For the Yankees earned their Bronx Bomber moniker with a century of clout. Yet, no Yankees …
  • Yankees pound out six more homers for eighth straight win

    Yankees pound out six more homers for eighth straight win

    After spending three nights at Yankee Stadium getting whiplash tracking all the home runs they allowed, ask the Blue Jay pitchers if the Yankees rely on home runs too much. The Yankees hit six homers Thursday night, when they continued to punish Blue Jays pitching on the way to a 10-7 victory that pushed their …
  • Yankees blast five home runs in absurd fourth inning

    Yankees blast five home runs in absurd fourth inning

    It’s looking like it will be eight straight wins for the Yankees. The Bombers lived up to their name in a ridiculous fourth inning, hitting five home runs against the Blue Jays, including a stretch of three in a row. The streak was started by Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit, going back-to-back-to-back. After …
  • Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Remember that bobsled to baseball hell without a brakeman the Yankees couldn’t halt last week? They have swapped it for an escalator headed to heights recently thought impossible. Backed by a season-high seven homers, three by reserve catcher Kyle Higashioka and two from DJ LeMahieu, Gerrit Cole dominated the Blue Jays on the way to …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Gerrit Cole and offense propel Yankees to key sweep of Orioles

    Gerrit Cole and offense propel Yankees to key sweep of Orioles

    Maybe falling to .500 on Tuesday was rock bottom for the Yankees. Since a five-game losing streak left them clinging to a postseason spot, they have won three straight, including a sweep of Friday’s doubleheader over the Orioles in The Bronx. In the process, they got a glimpse of the Gerrit Cole they expected when …
  • 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 …
  • Yankees’ day only gets worse as Rays complete sweep

    Yankees’ day only gets worse as Rays complete sweep

    Where should we start? The Yankees lost Zack Britton to the injured list, Gleyber Torres to a tight hamstring and then a game to the Rays, 10-5 on Thursday. Things didn’t get better after the game, when manager Aaron Boone announced started James Paxton was getting an MRI after feeling discomfort in his forearm/elbow from …