Yankees' Joe Girardi: Here's the bright spot in Red Sox split

Yankees' Joe Girardi: Here's the bright spot in Red Sox split

Yankees' Joe Girardi: Here's the bright spot in Red Sox split

One of the oldest clichés in baseball is that you should never get too high or too low.

Red Sox manager John Farrell says Major League Baseball has denied Boston's protest over a freakish play on the bases last weekend involving Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees. But league rules also stipulate that a game will not be replayed "unless it is also determined that the violation adversely affected the protesting team's chances of winning". The funniest part of this sequence was Holliday jumping up like a prairie dog when the ball ricocheted away, and loping off to second. "I don't really hear it".

Is Dombrowski content, for example, to wait for Hanley Ramirez to heat up as the designated hitter in the middle of the lineup or is the president of baseball operations going to go out and find a big new bat that can do the job better?

Nightengale added that the Red Sox would only need to give up a "fringe prospect" in order to get Frazier from the White Sox, and that Chicago would also need to eat part of Frazier's remaining salary for the season. Then, memorably, centerfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. stole a home run from him, drifting into the triangle at Fenway on a mammoth drive in the eighth inning, leaping to bring the ball back over the wall.

Regardless, Girardi's team is right back where it started when it reconvened after the break, which based on closer Aroldis Chapman's unraveling in the ninth inning on Friday night ordinarily might be considered a positive start to the second half of a season that hasn't held almost as much promise lately as it once did. "So tough place to come and play and we ended up 2-2".

The St Louis Cardinals (4-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates) and Texas Rangers (1-0 over the Kansas City Royals) had shut-out wins. But then Masahiro Tanaka was outdueled by Price, by the same final score, to complete a long and draining few days at Fenway. In Sunday's double-header, the Yankees won a 3-0 game in the afternoon led by a Didi Gregorius home run.

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"We scored a run off their closer, they scored a couple off our closer and we ended up 2-2".

Having played 94 career games at first base (four this season) Frazier would be a major upgrade for a club that is dying a slow death at the position.

David Price smiles as Bradley Jr. bails him out. Gotta be just far enough over the wall, but short enough where you can grab it.

Last night's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays made it clear that they will not be getting much more of it between now and the July 31 trade deadline.

"The core of this team are tough guys. And it shows up".

He worked with numerous Yankees' top prospects in that capacity, a group that includes Greg Bird, Gary Sanchez and, of course, Judge.

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