Honestly, I don't even know where to start. The Yankees swept a three-game series from Boston to take an eight and a half-game lead in the American League East and, in the process, managed to simultaneously tear Boston's heart to pieces and regain their former Yankee mystique. What a series.
July 1, 2004
Kevin Brown and Joel Pineiro matched up for a classic pitcher's duel in the Bronx, that ended up with Brown coming away with the victory. Brown improved to 5-0 on the season, holding the M's to just one run. Pineiro went the distance, but lost anyway as the Yanks won 2-1.
May 16, 2004
Jose Contreras was wild in his first start of the season and poor fielding sealed the Yankees fate. The lone bright spot for the Yankees was Bubba Crosby's first major-league homerun. Chicago took advantage of every opportunity that came up and walked away with a 9-3 victory over the Yankees on Friday.
April 9, 2004
For most American League teams, the bench is just a place to rest your regulars every once in a while. The bench system isn't integral to AL baseball like it is in the National League, but that doesn't mean that a strong bench isn't a plus. Last season, the Yankees' bench was decent enough, but this season it might just be even stronger, with players of many sizes and shapes.
March 4, 2004