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Record Last Week: 2-5 (30 RS, 40 RA)
Season Record: 15-16 (172 RS, 193 RA), 5.5 GB
Opponents This Week: @ Toronto (3 games), vs. Minnesota (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- Of course the biggest news of the week was the return of Alex Rodriguez. He hit a three run homer on the first pitch he saw this season, but still only played second fiddle to CC Sabathia’s masterful complete game shutout of the Orioles. The Yanks took two of three from O’s thanks to Johnny Damon’s late inning heroics and continued hot streak. Someone needs to get this dude a sign, seriously.
- Earlier in the week the team was swept in a two game set at home by the Red Sox. The Yanks’ two young pitchers were hit around a bit, but at least Joba Chamberlain rebounded to strikeout a career high 12. The biggest loss of the series was Jorge Posada, who injured his hamstring and had to be placed on the DL.
- After the Sox left town, the Rays came in and promptly handed the Yanks another two losses. The biggest casualities of that series were Jose Molina and Mariano Rivera, who had to hit the DL and have their greatness questioned, respectively. Joe Girardi officially hit the hot seat after the pair of two game sweeps.
- The Yanks made a flurry of roster moves throughout the week, calling up Al Aceves, Brett Tomko, and Kevin Cash, while Mark Melancon and David Robertson were shipped back to Triple-A Scranton. RHPs Eric Hacker & Steven Jackson were designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster. The Depth Chart reflects all of this activity.
- Chien-Ming Wang continued his rehab from weaks hips (I can’t help but laugh at that injury) and is set to make to make a minor league start on Tuesday. Xavier Nady is ready to begin swinging drills to test his partially torn UCL. Ian Kennedy’s injury news went from bad to worse, as he’ll miss the foreseeable future with an aneurysm under his armpit.
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