2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
21-17, 2nd in AL East
Judge homers in first two at-bats, each 383 feet (1:07)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone says that Giancarlo Stanton is "day-to-day" with left quad tightness. Stanton told Boone that he felt it during an at-bat in the Tampa series finale, and during his pregame preparation today and wanted to "get ahead of it."

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2hMarly Rivera

Stanton, Hicks out as Yanks' injury woes mount

Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's game due to left quad tightness, and Aaron Hicks' status is in the air after he was diagnosed with a torn tendon sheath.

Urshela's 3-run pinch-hit dinger puts Yankees ahead (0:33)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton has been scratched from tonight's Yankees-Orioles game with left quad tightness. Gary Sánchez will DH.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone used the expression "real soon" when asked about Gleyber Torres coming off the COVID IL. When asked if anyone who previously tested positive had recently tested negative, Boone said yes but did not name the individual. The MLB/MLBPA joint committee is able to clear players to come off the 10-day IL earlier IF they are completely asymptomatic and have multiple negative laboratory PCR tests.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Hicks had an MRI in his left wrist, which revealed that he tore "the sheath that holds the tendon in place," per manager Aaron Boone. Hicks is currently taking medication, and it is something that could resolve in the next couple of days or he may need surgery.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton on handling Rich Hill's slow breaking pitches: "You gotta sit back. The ball is going to be traveling for a while, so especially if you're gonna drop down, you gotta wait for it to come back into the zone. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it crosses in. The push-pull game he was playing, it's able to work."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Randy Arozarena has 7 HR against the Yankees since making his Rays debut August 20, 2020. Only two players have as many homers against a single opponent in that stretch, Kyle Tucker (7 vs. Angels) and Ronald Acuña Jr. (8 vs. Nationals). It was Arozarena's first HR in 16 games after hitting 3 homers in his first 18. Including the postseason, Arozarena is now hitting .295 with 7 HR and 13 RBI vs. NYY.

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Hill strikes out 9, Rays beat COVID-19 impacted Yankees 9-1

— Rich Hill joined Cy Young and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers to strike out nine against the Yankees at age 41 or older, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat coronavirus-impacted New York 9-0 Thursday night to avoid getting swept in a three-game series.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees' COVID outbreak should be evidence of the overall importance of vaccination: “When you read the fine print, they tell you that you still could get the COVID, and the vaccine is to protect you from the symptoms. It's not full protection, but the one thing I take from this is I believe the vaccine is working… We believe it has protected us from obviously something severe or something much more difficult to be handling than we currently are.”

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1dMarly Rivera

Torres is Yankees' 8th confirmed COVID-19 case

The Yankees placed Gleyber Torres on the COVID-19 injured list after the shortstop tested positive for the coronavirus for the second time in less than a year.

Boone: Torres' positive test was unexpected (2:02)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone said that the Yankees have "very few" members of their traveling party that are not fully vaccinated: "We do not have many people in that boat."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Yankees confirm that Gleyber Torres has received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: "He was fully vaccinated and previously had COVID-19 during the most recent baseball offseason. Torres has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, and the Yankees have recalled Miguel Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky: “With regard to the Yankees, we obviously need to learn more about that situation. My understanding is that six of the seven infections were indeed asymptomatic infections and we will look to more data from that report to understand what happened there. All of the real world data we've seen that's been in the published literature, large studies, in many different settings have demonstrated that those vaccines have a high effectiveness against disease.”

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SportsCenter All Night: TOP 5 Plays Wednesday 05/12/21

The Top 5 Plays from Wednesday May 12th, 2021 on SportsCenter All Night on ESPN Radio w/Jay Reynolds. Presented by Marc Robbins. 5. Kevin Love CLE made DEEP three-point jumper WTAM 4. Tennessee softball walk off Ivy Davis à Beth Mowins SEC Network 3. Amed Rosario CLE Walk Off Single Tom Hamilton WTAM 2. John Collins 3PTR (117-116 ATL 4Q) Marc Kestecher ESPN Radio 1. Gerrit Cole NYY 10th, 11th, 12th K’s WFAN

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gerrit Cole has pitched 7 innings tonight as the Yankees take a 1-0 lead into the 8th. Coming into tonight, Cole had allowed 2ER-or-fewer in each of his last 11 regular season starts (since 9/5/20), the longest stretch by a Yankees starting pitcher (excluding openers) since Whitey Ford's 12-start streak from 8/10-9/28/63.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gerrit Cole gets through the 5th* inning at the Trop on 70 pitches. Game is still scoreless. Cole (who has not allowed a BB tonight) has not allowed a walk and has tossed at least 6 innings in each of his last four starts (since 4/18), tied for the third-longest such stretch in Yankees history. Trails only David Wells' six-game stretch from 9/6/02-4/10/03 and Fritz Peterson's five-game streak from 4/25-5/18/71.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone said Gleyber Torres did not have a positive test, and explained why he is not in the lineup tonight: "No, he's fine. We just have so many of these tests. The joint committee's got to get all these back. And just with all that's going on, they want us to hold him out. But Gleyber is one of those guys, he actually had the virus in in December; has the antibodies, has the vaccination. We do expect that final ruling or whatever, potentially, by tonight."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Jameson Taillon: "If I've learned one thing in the past year, year-and-a-half, it's just you have to be ready to roll with the punches. Nothing is guaranteed anymore. So we'll mask back up, we'll keep our distance, we'll do whatever we have to do to get this season in. We were willing to make big adjustments to the year last year, and we'll do whatever it takes now to keep this thing going.”

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.224th
Quality Starts165th
WHIP1.061st
BAA.2123rd
Runs14324th
Batting Average.22025th
On Base Percentage.3178th
Slugging Percentage.37622nd