Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports!It was raining home runs in the Bronx last night, and Lord Stanley's Cup is going to Boston.
Yankees Smash Five Home Runs In 12-4 Rout Of Texas Rangers: Who needs Derek Jeter, anyway? For the second straight game since the shortstop went on the disabled list the New York Yankees scored 12 runs to rout the Rangers. The Yankees pounded 12 home runs -- two by Mark Teixeira, and one each by Robinson Cano, replacement shortstop Eduardo Nunez and infielder Ramiro Pena, recalled to take Jeter's roster spot.
Today, the Yankees seem likely to hand the ball to Brian Gordon, a 32-year-old career minor leaguer who would be making his first major-league start.
Who's Better? Derek Jeter Or Mariano Rivera: Our own Jeff Freier offers a poll to see what you think. I am not surprised by the voting.
Mets 4, Braves 0: Gee Doesn't Get A Chance For The Win, But Mets Reach .500: The Mets reached the .500 mark for the first time in nearly a month. Dillon Gee did not get the victory, but the Mets are now 10-0 in games he has started this season.
Boston Bruins Win Stanley Cup, 4-0, Over Vancouver Canucks: Congratulations to the Bruins, who lost the first two games in this series but roared back to win the Stanley Cup by outmuscling and outworking the flashier Canucks.
2011 NBA Draft: Knicks Should Take Chris Singleton If Available: Our own Chris Celletti tells you why. Also, visit SB Nation New York's NBA Draft Hub for complete Knicks and Nets draft coverage.
2011 US Open: Pairings, Tee Times, TV Schedule: First-round play in the U.S. Open golf tournament has already begun today. With Tiger Woods not playing, are you paying attention?
2011 MLB NL All-Star Voting: Jose Reyes Is Rising: About time the Met shortstop started to get some recognition from voters.