New York Yankees: Bombers Beat
June, 29, 2012
When 24-year-old Adam Warren steps on the Yankees Stadium mound a little after 7 p.m., it will be an unforgettable moment for him.
"It's hard to put into words how excited I am," Warren said in the home clubhouse Thursday. "This has been a dream of mine for so long. Just to be here, to be in the clubhouse right now, it's pretty neat. I'm just trying to soak it up and have fun."
The Yankees didn't want Warren to be overwhelmed by his surroundings, so he came up a day early to put the pinstripes on for real for the first time.
"We got him here today thinking he could get use to the surroundings and relax a bit and watch the game and feel the atmosphere, in a sense, before he goes out there [on Friday,]" Joe Girardi said. "I did talk to him and congratulate him for being called up. When you see a young guy come up, enjoy the moment, you know? Take a second and realize where you are and what you've accomplished and your opportunity here and then just go to work."
Warren made a big jump from his spring training in 2010 to '11. This spring, he pitched well in an outing against most of the regular Red Sox.
"I saw a big difference in him between last spring training and this spring training," Girardi said. "I'm sure there’s going to be a lot of butterflies, but hopefully he can get through that first inning and settle down."
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that Warren profiles as a back-end of the rotation. On Friday night, Warren gets a chance to show he belongs.
UP NOW: Wally Matthews's column on Girardi's ninth-inning decision. My story on Derek Jeter tying Cal Ripken Jr. on the all-time hits list.
ON DECK: . At 11:45, Katie Sharp delivers her What2Watch4 for Friday's game. I'll have you covered from the Stadium.
IN THE HOLE: Warren will be opposed by LHP Jose Quintana (2-1, 1.25).
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will Jeter catch Pete Rose on the all-time hits list?
May, 31, 2012
By ESPN New York Staff
In this week's Bombers Beat, Andrew Marchand explains why Curtis Granderson should bat behind Alex Rodriguez. Marchand also discusses if Phil Hughes should be lifted from the rotation, if Russell Martin should be re-signed and why the Yankees didn't go after Roy Oswalt. Plus, will any more players tinker with their approaches after Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira's abandoned their experiments?
July, 27, 2011
Andrew Marchand talks with Wallace Mathews about the back end of the bullpen and the top of the lineup and asks Eric Chavez how he plans to step in for A-Rod in the latest edition of Bombers Beat.
Andrew Marchand talks about how Derek Jeter started mentoring Eduardo Nunez two years ago. Marchand goes to Scranton to interview Jesus Montero and Marchand wonders if Phil Hughes could possibly end up in the bullpen.
June, 16, 2011
Andrew Marchand talks about Eduardo Nunez's play in Derek Jeter's absence, chats with catcher Francisco Cervelli and answers tweets on the pitching and Jesus Montero.
Andrew Marchand goes one-on-one with Friday starter Freddy Garcia. Marchand also answers if the Yankees could trade for Carlos Beltran and if free agents will shun the team because of the recent public battles with Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada.
Plus, Jeter owns the Mets and Mariano Rivera's feelings on the Subway Series.