>> Saturday, May 16, 2009
This is just a short update for the Bronx Informer
>> Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Yankees are riding a series win going into a series of rare importance early in the season. The Yankees have been very streaky since the start of the season and their most recent streak was one for the worse. However, the Yankees managed to snatch two games in Baltimore behind the bat of Alex Rodriguez and the solid pitching by C.C Sabathia and Joba Chamberlain. With Alex Rodriguez back in the lineup, the Yankees entered a new phase of the season and under that regime, they are 2-1.
In the series opener, A.J Burnett will take the mound against his former teammate and close friend, Roy Halladay. As always, Roy Halladay has been consistent this season and has gotten six wins for the surprising Jays. On the other side of the rubber, Burnett has a 5.26 ERA entering the game and while he has looked phenomenal at times, he has struggled as of late. This should be a close match-up that will come down to which team can get to the bullpen of the opposition the earliest.
In the second game of the series at Rogers Centre, Andy Petttitte will take the mound against Scott Richmond. Pettittte has been rather consistent for the Yankees and has been the only pitcher to display that characteristic here in the early season. He will be matched-up with Scott Richmond, a rookie starter for the Jays who is 4-1 with a 3.29 ERA and has pitched well early in the season.
In the finale, we will see C.C Sabathia coming off a shutout win in Baltimore match up with Brian Tallet who has been mediocre for the Jays with a 4.95 ERA. It is crucial for Sabathia to rebound after a strong start and give the Yankees some innings in an attempt to give the worn out bullpen a bit of a rest. Sabathia has looked sharp several times this season but he finally was able to piece it together in his last outing.
This is a crucial series for the Yankees from several different perspectives. First, the Yankees would like to get over .500 and start playing some good baseball with Rodriguez back in the lineup. Second, the Yankees would like to get closer to the division leading Blue Jays and certainly not dig themselves a hole early on like they have in past seasons. Third, this is a division game for the Yankees and they have struggled with a 5-11 record within the AL East.
Going into tonight, the Yankees see three even pitching matchups with the third favoring them. If the hitting comes along and the starters give the Yankees some innings, they should be able to take a couple of games this week from the Jays.
>> Thursday, May 7, 2009
Hey guys, I just launched a new mogulus channel for this blog on which I will post my videos and air some live coverage of Yankees baseball.
>> Saturday, May 2, 2009
What else is new? With about a week left to go before his return to the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is back in the news. Excerpts from Selena Roberts' (The writer who released the report about the positive steroid test)have been released and Roberts has made some accusations against Rodriguez. According to the book, Alex Rodriguez started taking steroids as early as high school and did not stop when he signed with the Yankees. In the past, many have hear about A-Rod's high school years and how he bulked up to get a jacket. Alex supposedly bulked up in high school in an attempt to reach 300 pounds on the bench press. He went from around 100 pounds to 300 pound in a short period of time and to some, that seems very surreal without steroids.
Here is the ESPN article and the 1st and 10 guys debating A-Rod:
The Yankees came back last night to beat the Angels by a score of 10-9. The Yankees were up 4-0 in the 6th inning and Andy Pettitte was pitching well. However, the game turned around pretty quickly and the Angels took a 9-4 lead going into the bottom of the 8th where the Yankees scored four runs. Jorge Posada won the game in the ninth with a two run single of Brian Fuentes, the Angels replacement of Fransisco Rodriguez.
Robinson Cano continued his hot hitting and extended his hitting streak to 18 games in the win as he went 2-3. The Yankees will send C.C Sabathia to the mound today as they try to win their fourth in a row.
>> Monday, April 27, 2009
The Yankees have fallen back to 9-9 and are back at .500 after a terrible series. The Red Sox came back in all three games and even Andy Pettitte was not able to handle them. Jacoby Ellisbury had a shocking straight steal of home, the second off Andy Pettitte in as many years. The Yankees will turn to C.C Sabathia tonight in an attempt to end this losing streak. I will come back with more later.
>> Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is a video I made last night reacting to the game. The Yankees lost 16-11 and are back to 9-8. The Yankees called up Angel Berroa and Mark Melancon to fill in for Bruney and Berroa.
>> Saturday, April 25, 2009
Here is the first video for the Bronx Informer blog. I analyzed the first game of the Yankees vs. Red Sox series and previewed the rest of the series.
Here is a short video I made from my first trip to the New Yankee Stadium. It is a magnificent ballpark and I am sure you will enjoy watching a ballgame there as much as the old ballpark. The amenities are very nice and it has a modern feel.
Both Cody Ransom and Chien-Ming Wang will likely go on the DL. Ransom has a strained right quad which should keep him out for at least two weeks and by that time, the Yankees will likely have A-Rod back. Wang has some sort of hip problem which has been partially causing the lack of velocity on his pitches and his inability to throw strikes. We will probably see Angel Berroa fill in for Ransom but for Wang, we could see Phil Hughes, Brett Tomko or Alfredo Aceves possibly come up to fill his hole in the rotation.
Ransom Going on the DL
With a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning and the sandman on the mound, the game looked like it was going to go the Yankees way. Unfortunately for Mo and the Yanks, Jason Bay tied the game and Kevin Youkilis later won it. These two home runs were devestating to the Yankees who looked like they would continue their three gmae winning streak. The Red Sox have won 8 in a row after this game and the Yankees would like to win at least one of the two remaining games, to avoid digging themselves a hole in the AL East.
Here is MLB Network's Analysis of the Youkilis Home Run:
>> Friday, April 24, 2009
7:05 Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts
Joba Chamberlain (0-0, 5.06)
Jon Lester (1-2, 5.50)
8:03 PM: The Yankees are trailing 1-0 after a bad play in the first inning. They have a scoring opportunity with 1 out in the third and men on first and second.
8:08 PM: Mike Lowell just made an unbelievable play at the hot corner to rob Nick Swisher and the Yanks of at least one run.
Starting tonight, the Yankees will play their first series of the season against the Red Sox. The three game weekend set will be held at Fenway Park in Boston. The rivalry is back and here are some things to watch for in the upcoming series:
How Will Joba Pitch?
Joba Chamberlain is the best young arm the Yankees have and arguably the best throughout baseball. After having great success out of the bullpen in 2007, the Yankees put him in his original role throughout his minor league and college career. Joba was very good starting last season and many people do not remember that. He had a 2.60 ERA and inning for inning he was one of the best in baseball when he was healthy. However, Joba has had a sloppy start to the season with an ERA above five. It will be interesting to see how he pitches at Fenway on Friday night. If anyone remembers, he was lights out last season and shut down the Red Sox in a Friday night game at Fenway against Josh Beckett.
Joba's Great Start at Fenway:
Will A.J be the A.J we Saw in his first two Starts?
A.J Burnett has been a stopping force for the Yankees and has pitched three times, all being after a Wang loss. This time he takes the mound with the Yankees on a hot streak and we will see if he can live up to his performance so far against Josh Beckett.
Swisher Cooling Down?
After a monstrous start to the season, Nick Swisher has been average at best in his last few games since the injury to Xavier Nady. He will look to prove he is for real this weekend.
Gardner or Melky?
After a good spring training and a solid start, Brett Gardner has fallen off a little bit while Melky has played very well. Melky is getting the call once again tonight and he will start at center field after he won the game for the Yankees on Wednesday.
>> Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hi, and welcome to the brand new Bronx Informer blog. My name is Tomer Talmy and I have been covering the Yankees for the past seven seasons. I have good sources to get my Yankees information and the Bronx Informer will be your destination for analysis and opinions about the Yankees and baseball that you can not get anywhere else. I host a show on YouCastr.com and starting on May 15th, I will also be airing a show live about the Yankees and the rest of Major League Baseball via my school. When thinking of making a blog I first wanted to have a unique idea about the content and presentation. I have decided to make periodic videos which will be embedded in my blog posts and will be available via YouTube. These videos will be the basis of this blog but I will also be sure to post my Bleacher Report articles on here as well as other opinions and Yankees news. My goal is to not only provide you with the best analysis from my own perspective but offer links and media from around the web to keep you up with the great zoo in the Bronx, the New York Yankees.
Places where you can find me from the past:
Thanks for coming in and hopefully we will enjoy the journey of the Yankees' season together!