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Yankees to call up Ben Gamel

With Alex Rodriguez recently landing on the DL – pitcher James Pazos took his spot on the 25-man roster – and Brett Gardner dealing with a sore elbow, the Yankees have called up Triple-A outfielder Ben Gamel. Gamel, who turns 24 later this month, was a 10th round pick in the 2010 draft out of [...]

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Meet El Duque at a Rockland Boulders game

The Rockland Boulders host the Cuban National team for a three-game series this June and former Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez – “El Duque” – will be on hand for the June 24 game. Hernandez will throw out the game’s first pitch. Fans may also purchase an El Duque premium pack for $99 that includes a [...]

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What’s wrong with the Yankees’ offense?

Through May 1 games, the Yankees are 8-15 and sit six games back in the AL East cellar. Since April 12, the team has scored more than four runs in a game just twice – a 6-3 win on April 22 and last night in an 8-7 loss at Fenway Park. What’s wrong with the [...]

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Local family sends Robinson artifact to Cooperstown

The Baseball Hall of Fame recently posted an interesting item to its website. Here’s the link. Jackie Robinson was a guest speaker for a trade group event in Kerhonkson in Sept. 1972, just a month before his death. The Late Al Lonstein of Ellenville had a tape recording of a brief interview with Robinson and [...]

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A rough day for Yankees, Pineda

I was driving back from the Kingston Classic today and could only hear about Michael Pineda‘s dreadful start on the radio. That was more than enough to paint a picture of the lowest point of the Yankees’ already low 2016 season. After recording two quick outs in the top of the first, Pineda ran into [...]

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Syndergaard’s remarkable start

Noah Syndergaard struck out eight and walked one, holding Philadelphia to five hits over seven innings last night in a 5-2 win for the Mets. In three starts this season, he’s 2-0 with 0.99 ERA and has struck out 29 and walked four over 20 innings. As the Mets wait for Steven Matz and Matt [...]

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Fastball velocity concerns for deGrom

One topic that came up in the postgame press conference today – after all the talk of his soon-to-be-born baby situation – was Jacob deGrom‘s fastball velocity. In Friday’s start against the Phillies, deGrom wasn’t taxed too hard, throwing 76 pitches over six innings against a pretty darn weak Phils lineup. He threw 28 four-seam [...]

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Notes from Terry Collins’ home opener press conference

NEW YORK – The Mets will raise the National League championship pennant before today’s home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Terry Collins will be glad it see it fly over Citi Field but he’s also happy that the Mets will finally get to move on from their run to last year’s World Series. “I think [...]

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Notes from Joe Girardi’s pregame press conference on opening day

I’m here at Yankee Stadium for opening day against the Astros. Joe Girardi recently wrapped his pregame press conference and here are some highlights. NEW YORK — Bryan Mitchell figured to be one of the Yankees’ breakout stars in 2016. The 24-year-old right-hander was the team’s best pitcher in spring training, going 2-0 with a [...]

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Five questions for the Yankees and Mets

Opening day is right around the corner. The Mets open Sunday night in Kansas City and the Yankees play at home on Monday afternoon against the Houston Astros. We’ll have plenty more season preview coverage to come in the paper in the days to come but here’s a quick look at five questions for both [...]

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    Will Montgomery covers boys' soccer, girls' basketball, boys' and girls' swimming and diving, boys' lacrosse and baseball (including the Hudson Valley Renegades) for and the Times Herald-Record. Prior to joining the TH-R in November ... Read Full
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