Tag: Boone, Aaron

Yankees Are Left to Wonder How to Clear That Final Hurdle

HOUSTON — The visitor’s clubhouse at Minute Maid Park just before midnight here on Saturday was so quiet that sniffles and hugs made up the only sounds. Still in uniform, Aaron Judge stood frozen at his locker. Masahiro Tanaka leaned his head against a wall and stared into space. Zack Britton put his arm around […]

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For the Yankees, Good Is Not Good Enough in the Age of the Astros

HOUSTON — It happened so gradually that it was easy to miss. But when Jose Altuve’s searing drive crashed off the facade above left field here late Saturday night, it was finally official: The mighty Yankees, the most successful team in baseball history, have lost in the postseason more often than they have won. Twenty-seven […]

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For Yankees, Extended Game 2 Showed Limits of Their Bullpen

Before Carlos Correa even stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning to clobber his walk-off homer to end Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros had already gained an upper hand. By taking advantage of Yankees starter James Paxton’s uneven command and forcing his early exit on […]

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Aaron Boone: The Savage in the Yankees’ Dugout

Aaron Boone, the Yankees manager, can’t escape his now-infamous tirade at an umpire. It follows him everywhere, even though he isn’t proud of some of the language that on-field microphones caught him using during that July 18 game. His parents wear T-shirts printed with “Savages in the Box,” the phrase he repeatedly yelled. His players […]

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Yankees Turn Their Focus to the Playoffs, and Stifling the Twins

ARLINGTON, Tex. — On Saturday, the day before the final game of the regular season, the Yankees’ brass, including General Manager Brian Cashman’s front office and Manager Aaron Boone’s coaching staff, held the first of many meetings to determine the team’s roster for its American League division series, which begins Friday in New York. The […]

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Yankees and Their Patchwork Roster Are A.L. East Champions

A month into the 2019 season, the Yankees were a sliver above .500 and their lineup was jarring. As the team faced the San Francisco Giants on April 26, five Yankees who had started on opening day were on the injured list, including the star outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Key pitchers such as […]

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