October 18, 2012 |
The Yankees did not have a change of heart overnight. Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson were out of the lineup Wednesday night for Game 4 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers. That game was postponed due to rain, but Manager Joe Girardi has opted to go with the same card when the game is made up Thursday afternoon. That leaves Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. It also means that the highest-paid player in baseball won't be starting for the Yankees in an elimination game.
July 14, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The New York Yankees dialed long distance again Saturday as Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each clubbed two-run home runs off Angels starter Jerome Williams in a 5-3 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees, who have won 17 of their last 22 games against the Angels in the Bronx, lead the major leagues with 138 home runs, and of the 423 runs they have scored on the season, 218, or 51.5%, have come via the home run. The Angels scored twice in the top of the first when Mike Trout and Erick Aybar each singled, Mark Trumbo drew a two-out walk to load the bases and Alberto Callaspo lined a two-run single to right field.
October 4, 2011 |
Given the depth and star power of the Yankees' lineup, you could probably argue for days over who was most responsible for getting New York to the postseason. But there's no debating who kept them there, with pitcher A.J. Burnett going 52/3 strong innings and center fielder Curtis Granderson saving at least four runs with a pair of great catches as the Yankees staved off elimination Tuesday with a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the American League division series at Comerica Park in Detroit.
September 29, 2011 |
Game 1: Today, 5:30 p.m., TBS Detroit (RHP Justin Verlander, 24-5, 2.40) at New York (LHP CC Sabathia, 19-8, 3.00) Game 2: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., TBS Detroit (RHP Doug Fister, 8-1, 1.79 with Tigers) at New York (RHP Ivan Nova, 16-4, 3.70) Game 3: Monday, 5:30 p.m., TBS New York (RHP Freddy Garcia, 12-8, 3.62) at Detroit (RHP Max Scherzer 15-9, 4.43) Game 4: Tuesday, TBA* New York (Sabathia, 19-8, 3.00) at Detroit (RHP Rick Porcello, 14-9, 4.75)
August 10, 2011 |
Garrett Richards was 12 pitches into his major league debut, with none out and the Angels' pitching coach heading to the mound. Richards had walked the first two batters, and Curtis Granderson was coming up. The 13th pitch was a wild pitch. Granderson hit the 14th pitch for a home run. Welcome to the big leagues, kid. "I didn't have butterflies or anything before the game," Richards said. "When you step on the mound, everything hits you at once. " The New York Yankees hit him, and hard.
August 9, 2011 |
Reporting from New York — This pennant race thing is new to so many of the Angels, including the kid closer that was not even in the major leagues this time last year. So, when Jordan Walden was in the middle of the play that clinched the Angels' 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday, exactly what was he thinking? "Oh crap," Walden said. He thought he had messed up. He had not. That fake-to-third, throw-to-first pickoff move, the one that never works?