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    by Published on 04-18-12 08:16 AM

    It wasn’t time to panic by any means, but it’s always hard to not get at least a little bit worried when you’re a fan of a team that’s supposed to contend for a World Series championship and your ace pitcher gets off to a slow start to the season. That was exactly the situation Yankee fans found themselves in with respect to C.C. Sabathia after the Yankees’ big anchor turned in decidedly un-spectacular performances in Tampa Bay and Baltimore in his first two starts of the season, and I think it’s safe to say we were all hoping he would start to get it together tonight against Francisco Liriano and the Twins. Apparently, all Sabathia needed was a deep breath of that sweet Bronx air. Or a shot at the Twins’ lineup. Either way, he was a lot better tonight. READ MORE
    by Published on 04-17-12 10:01 AM

    Baseball continues to be a game of “what ifs” and last night’s Yankees’ loss to the Minnesota Twins contained several such moments. One of those “what if” moments occurred during the bottom of the sixth. The Twins had taken a 5-3 lead, but the game still seemed within reach. The Yankees’ earlier effort to remove Carl “Freakin” Pavano from the game was thwarted as Pavano recaptured some old magic after Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson had started his outing with homers. But the Yanks had him a bit on the ropes in the sixth inning. After an Alex Rodriguez ground out, Robinson Cano walked and Mark Teixeira hit a smash to first that bounced off the glove of a diving Justin Morneau for a single. The Yankees seemed to be in business as Nick Swisher walked to the plate. Swisher to that point in the season had been the Yankees’ best run producer. Then the “what if” moment happened. READ MORE

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