Friday, April 11, 2014
Westchester Square News: Pizza chain opens in hungry Co-op City: Pizza chain opens in hungry Co-op City BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 11- Hungry Howie's Pizza is bringing their famous flavored crus...
Pizza chain opens in hungry Co-op City
BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 11- Hungry Howie's Pizza is bringing their famous flavored crust to the New York area with its newest location at Co-op City.
Hungry Howie's Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, offers eight famous crust flavors including: butter, butter cheese, cajun, garlic herb, onion, ranch, sesame and original. The franchise also offers $5, $10, $15 and $20 deals for the Co-op City and North East Bronx residents to indulge in. "I am thrilled to begin Hungry Howie's Pizza's expansion in the state of New York, with my new location at Co-op City," said owner Phillip Cotto. "I am positive we will bring great service and high quality, delicious pizza to the area." "We are grateful to have Phillip as part of the Hungry Howie's Pizza family," said Brian Wirth, Marketing Manager at Hungry Howie's Pizza. “With great passion along with a wonderful environment, we are confident that they will do well at their Co-op City location."
The Bronx Chamber of Commerce presented Phillip with a certificate officially welcoming Hungry Howie’s to the Bronx Community family. Hungry Howie’s team presented Jeffrey Ampratwum, District Executive/Bronx Council of the Boy Scout of America with a check to help support their facilities.
Hungry Howie's Pizza is located at 291 Co-op City Blvd, Bronx, NY. To reach Hungry Howie's Pizza call (929) 222-4500. Hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
One-Two Punch Sox Boston
Pitching, Hitting Takes Out Red Sox
By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 11- Michael Pineda made his second start of the year and his first at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. His start on April 5 at Toronto was his first since September 21, 2011. His last victory in the majors came on July 30, 2011. A serious shoulder injury and surgery kept him out of the majors for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
In each of his starts this month, Pineda pitched six innings and gave up only one earned run. He was given the loss on April 5 because the Yankees were shut out. The situation was different five days later.
Yankee batters managed more than one hit in only two innings but made those hits count. Jacoby Ellsbury was safe on an error to begin the fourth frame. Carlos Beltran followed with a single to right, his fourth hit in the last two games. Ellsbury scored the first run in the game as the next batter, Brian McCann, broke a 0 for 14 streak with a run batted in single. McCann spoke about the hit, “I found a hole. I really needed that hit.” The second run crossed the plate on a double play on Alfonso Soriano.
The Yanks scored their final two runs in the next inning. With one out, Dean Anna hit his first major league home run. The 27 year-old was acquired from the San Diego Padres in a trade on November 20, 2013. The native of Illinois made his major league debut on April 4. He said, “Words can’t explain it.” He then tried to, “It feels really good to hit a home run at Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox. He [Buchholz] threw a change-up [and] I hit it well.”
Asked if he felt like giving up after playing 554 minor league games before reaching the majors, the infielder remarked, “You just have to keep your head down and work, work, work.”
The second run scored that inning was by Derek Jeter, who doubled with two out. Jeter was driven in by a single from Ellsbury, in his first game against his former team. In a pre-game press conference, the new Yankee commented that playing for both the Red Sox and Yankees was “pretty special.”
The only Boston run was scored on a seventh inning lead-off homer by Daniel Nava.
The four runs for the Yankees were more than sufficient for the win because of Yankee pitching. Pineda’s six inning performance was impressive. He gave up one run and four hits, walked two and fanned seven.
Yankee skipper Joe Girardi was pleased, “He pitched extremely well. He mixed his pitches, location was really good, he had command of the strike zone. We’re glad to have him back.”
David Phelps, the reliever who got the save with an outstanding 2.1 innings on the mound, also praised Pineda, “He [Pineda] did a great job carrying us. He keeps guys off balance.”
Girardi also gave credit to Phelps, “Outstanding performance on his part, got huge outs for us.”
CC Sabathia (Yanks) and Jon Lester (Red Sox) will be the starters of the second contest of the big rivalry on Friday night.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Westchester Square News: Phenomenal Start for Yankee Rookie Yangervis Solar...: Phenomenal Start for Yankee Rookie Yangervis Solarte By Howard Goldin BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 10- -The cycle of life can be seen...
Posted by Bronx News at 11:42 AM
Phenomenal Start for Yankee Rookie Yangervis Solarte
By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 10--The cycle of life can be seen in this year’s Yankee infield. One individual is about to depart while another is about to begin a life. Yankee captain Derek Jeter’s playing career in Major League Baseball (MLB) will end at the conclusion of this season while Yangervis Solarte made his debut in the majors last week.
The absence of Jeter will be noticed and commented upon throughout the nation.
On the other hand, Solarte began as a Yankee with little notice. At the age of 18, the Venezuelan signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins as a non-drafted free agent. In six minor league seasons, Solarte saw limited playing time.
In the winter of 2011, he was signed as a minor league free agent by the Texas Rangers. In two full seasons at the Rangers’ Triple A affiliate in Round Rock, Solarte batted an impressive .340 and .323 in respective seasons. His combined minor league batting average was .286 in 672 games.
The 26 year-old signed with the Yankees in January of this year as a minor league free agent. At the conclusion of the 2014 Spring Training, Solarte was moved to the Yankees roster in place of Eduardo Nuñez, who was traded to the Twins this week. Solarte earned his promotion by batting .429 (18 for 42) and driving in nine runs in 24 games.
Solarte made his major league debut on April 2 as a pinch hitter for Kelly Johnson. His first start in the majors on the following day was an auspicious occasion as he batted 3 for 3 and drew a walk in four trips to the plate. His was not perfect at the plate in his next two road games but hit safely twice in each. This achievement made him the first Yankee since Joe DiMaggio in 1936 with at least two hits in each of his first three starts in the majors.
In his four starts on the Yankees first road trip of the season, he hit safely 8 times in 15 at bats and drove in five runs.
The Yankee Stadium Opening Day start at third in front of a full house did not awe the neophyte major leaguer. He walked in his first trip to the plate and scored the first Yankee run of the afternoon. In his next at bat, he drove in a run with a single.
The rookie continued his hot batting in Tuesday afternoon’s humiliating 14-5 loss to Baltimore. He doubled home a run in the fourth, and in his next at bat, doubled again. According to Elias, Solarte is the first major leaguer since 1900 to hit, at least, six doubles in his first seven games.the two hits raised Solarte’s hitting streak to six games.
After Tuesday’s game, Yankee skipper Joe Girardi remarked, “I like what I see. He’s certainly taken advantage of this opportunity. We’re going to keep running him out there.”
The name of former Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not being currently heard at Yankee Stadium.
Posted by Bronx News at 11:41 AM
Westchester Square News: Tanaka has arrived in the Bronx: Tanaka has arrived in the Bronx Pitching Phenom Lives Up to the Hype By Rich Mancuso BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 10- The slider, fas...
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