The All Star Break came with a bit of a thud for the New York Yankees. After a torrid pace that kept the team neck and neck with the even more torrid Red Sox, the Yanks completed a road trip that led up to the break at 6-5 with a 4-4 record in their last eight. The record is not horrible but dropped the team four and a half games behind the Red Sox in an era where winning a Wild Card is not an option. While there is a break in the action, we have a chance to think about things. For one thing, how is the new manager doing?Read More
Justus Sheffield just pitched the 2nd inning of the Futures Game. Gave up a game-tying HR to Seuly Matias. Fastball ranged from 92-95 mph, slider 84-86. Here is a (very blurry) cell phone picture of the Yankees No. 2 prospect that I took from my seats in the second deck in left field. Sheffield done after 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 run.