Andrelton Simmons smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to gift the Angels a 7-5 win and capture a series victory over the Yankees in front of a sellout crowd at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night.
Ryan Lidge recalls leaping off his living room couch and celebrating with his family after his cousin, Brad, threw the final strike of the 2008 World Series. The catching prospect hopes to make his mark on the other end of those 60 feet and six inches.
The Yankees recalled right-hander Ronald Herrera from Double-A Trenton on Wednesday to give relief to their beleaguered bullpen, but a decision on whether to place CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list still hadn’t been determined prior to their game against the Angels at Angel Stadium.
The Yankees went into this year’s Draft aiming to add more quality talent to a system that is already rated among the best in the game, using their first picks on a trio of impact arms in right-handers Clarke Schmidt, Matt Sauer and Trevor Stephan.
Trevor Stephan turned down the Red Sox last summer in favor of the University of Arkansas, and after hearing his name called in the third round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Tuesday, the right-hander could soon be wearing Yankees pinstripes on the other side of that historic rivalry.
The Yankees have likely lost left-hander CC Sabathia for an undetermined period of time with a strained left hamstring, manager Joe Girardi said after his club’s 3-2 loss to the Angels in 11 innings on Tuesday night.
Eric Young Jr. was the hero Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. The journeyman outfielder ripped a two-out, walk-off infield single in the 11th inning to lift the Angels to a 3-2 win over Yankees, snapping New York’s six-game win streak.
The Yankees have been waiting five years for right-hander Michael Pineda to develop into the starting pitcher they anticipated getting in their 2012 trade with the Mariners. He’s there now heading into Wednesday’s matchup against Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker at Angel Stadium.
Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian visited the big league club prior to Monday night’s 5-3 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium. The Southern California native is two months removed from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery after missing almost the entire 2016 season with a right flexor strain.
There seems to be little that Aaron Judge can’t do on a ballfield, and after a week in which the rookie slugger announced himself as a Triple Crown threat, the Yankees outfielder remains the American League’s top vote-getter for the MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard.
The Yankees picked two picked two right-handed pitchers on Draft Day 1 and began Day 2 with the selection of Arkansas righty Trevor Stephan.