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Chase Whitley to Start for Yankees This Week to Give Starters Extra Day of Rest

April 26th, 2015 at 5:12 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The New York Yankees are opting to go with a sixth starter this week as it was announced Michael Pineda's start was pushed back to Friday versus the Boston Red Sox.

Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes has the latest:

Pineda was originally slated to pitch on Wednesday versus the Tampa Bay Rays, but with an off day on Thursday he will now go on Friday.

Girardi also told the media that Chase Whitley will be getting the nod on Tuesday, with Masahiro Tanaka switched to Wednesday, giving the Yanks' entire rotation an extra day off:

Whitley has been fantastic in the minors this season, pitching to a 2.12 ERA in Triple-A. Whitley got a chance with the Yanks last season both as a starter and reliever, compiling a 4-3 record with an ERA of 5.23 in 24 appearances (12 starts).

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Yankees Vs. Mets 4/26/15: Lineups, Pitching Matchup, Viewing Info for Game No. 19

April 26th, 2015 at 4:55 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The bragging rights for New York all comes down to this: a Sunday night Subway Series baseball game between the Yankees and Mets.

The crosstown rivals split the first two games of this series before meeting for the rubber match tonight at Yankee Stadium. It'll be the final meeting between the two New York teams until September, when both could be competing for a playoff spot.

Let's get ready to rumble in the Bronx.

When: Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Watch: ESPN

Listen: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM and ESPN Radio

Pitching Matchup

NYY-Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.12) vs. NYM-Jon Niese (2-0, 1.50)

Yankees Lineup

1. Gardner LF

2. Young CF

3. Rodriguez DH

4. Teixeira 1B

5. Beltran RF

6. Headley 3B

7. Murphy C

8. Drew SS

9. Petit 2B

Mets Lineup

1. Granderson RF

2. Lagares CF

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New York Yankees’ 2015 Pitching Staff the Tallest in Major League Baseball History?

April 26th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
By Michael Moraitis

With a bigger emphasis placed on power pitchers, the New York Yankees are getting bigger and bigger in height. In fact, the Yankees have the tallest pitching staff in Major League Baseball history.

In a fantastic piece done by Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, he analyzes the incredible average height the Yankees' pitching staff owns, which comes in at an astounding average of 6-foot-4:

Warren is the shortest pitcher on what, by one measure, is the tallest pitching staff in baseball history. No team has ever fielded five players 6-foot-7 or taller. The average height of pitchers across baseball is 6-foot-2. The average height of the 12 pitchers on the Yankee staff is 6-foot-4 and change.

The important fact to note there is that no team in league history has ever had five players at 6-foot-7 seven or taller at the same time. The Yankees have that covered, with CC Sabathia (6-foot-7), Andrew Miller (6-foot-7), Chris Martin (6-foot-8), Michael Pineda (6-foot-7), and Dellin Betances (6'8").

Naturally, there are plenty of jokes going around the Yankees clubhouse about all these tall guys:

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Yankees Announcer Al Leiter, Catcher John Ryan Murphy Convince Red Sox Fan to Switch Sides: Video

April 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Michael Moraitis

It seems it isn't as hard to give up being a Boston Red Sox fan as we might have thought.

New York Yankees announcer Al Leiter and team catcher John Ryan Murphy were walking through the subway together when they spotted a Red Sox fan wearing his team's hat.

Naturally Leiter and Murphy tried to convince the guy to switch sides, which they were actually successful in doing. At the end of the video, the man who was once wearing a Red Sox cap is now donning a Yankees hat.

Score another one for the Evil Empire.

Realistically speaking, this guy couldn't have been that big of a Red Sox fan. No true supporter of the boys from Beantown–or any place for that matter–would easily changes allegiances like that.

After both teams lost on Saturday the Yankees and Red Sox have a share of first place, so this fan is doing OK no matter who he chooses.

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New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Comments on Botched Play Resulting in 3rd Error of Season

April 26th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Michael Moraitis

It didn't end up costing his team, but New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius made another error on Saturday, his third of the season.

Gregorius' mistake came in the ninth inning on a routine grounder off the bat of Michael Cuddyer that slipped underneath his glove. It was certainly a play he should have made, especially given his supposed strength as a defender.

The 25-year-old offered up an explanation after the game:

To be fair to the Yankees shortstop, he did make a nice leaping grab against the Mets, so he has flashed some of the leather Yankees fans thought they were getting.

Sir Did's mishap is just the latest in a long line of miscues on the field this season. People wouldn't be as focused on his .212 average if he was doing everything else right, but he continues to exasperate fans with mistakes elsewhere on the diamond.

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