New York Yankees: Javy Vazquez

Post-Game Live: Good Javy, Bad Orioles

June, 1, 2010
6/01/10
9:49
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The good Javy Vazquez returned against the very bad Orioles.

Vazquez got the win after going seven innings, allowing one-run, four hits and striking out seven. It is hard to say he is back on the right track, because the O's are the worst team in baseball.

The question in the post-game is: How is Mark Teixeira? The initial indications are that the Yankees think he will be fine. X-rays were negative. Of course, at first, that was the case with Jorge Posada.

We will have the latest soon on Teixeira.

Finally, after his poor performance this weekend, Joba Chamberlain pitched a scoreless eighth and Mo Rivera handled the ninth.

Post-Game Live: Vazquez had nothing

May, 27, 2010
5/27/10
11:10
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Javy Vazquez had nothing on Thursday.

After three good outings, bad Javy showed up. Vaquez gave up five runs (all earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Even the outs he got were hit hard.

This is probably what Vazquez will be all year. Very inconsistent.

For some reason -- maybe his bruised right index finger, if you want to offer him an excuse -- he barely touched 90 on the gun. So he got smacked around the park.

Chan Ho Park and Chad Gaudin weren't much better and so the Yankees leave here winners of 2-of-3 and with renewed questions about their No. 5 starter.

Vazquez listed as Thursday starter

May, 23, 2010
5/23/10
4:34
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On the Yankee notes, Javy Vazquez is listed as the team's starter for Thursday's game in Minnesota. This doesn't mean it is official.

We will know more when we talk with Joe Girardi at around 6 p.m.

Here is the rest of the pitching for the Twins series. All the games are at night at the new Target Field.

Tuesday, A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.86) vs. Scott Baker (4-4, 4.88)
Wednesday, Andy Pettitte (5-1, 2.68) vs. Francisco Liriano (4-3, 4.25)
Thursday, Javy Vazquez (3-4, 6.69) vs. Nick Blackburn (5-1, 4.50)

Javy's speed limits

April, 27, 2010
4/27/10
11:16
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Later today, Javy Vazquez is probably going to be a big pregame topic even though he doesn't pitch again until Saturday.

Curt Schilling's comments with Colin Cowherd basically guaranteed that Vazquez would be the talk of the clubhouse. That leads us to this: According to ESPN Stats and Information guys, Vazquez's fastball is down two miles per hour this year from 91 on average to 89.

Schilling says his slow start is due to the AL-NL switch. Many Yankee fans are already sick of him because of 2004, while others want to give him a chance. Meanwhile, I wrote this optimistic piece before the year began.

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BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
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