Record Last Week: 3-4 (39 RS, 30 RA)
Season Record: 36-27 (360 RS, 324 RA), 2.0 GB
Opponents This Week: vs. Washington (3 games), @ Florida (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- The Yanks started the week off by wrapping up a series victory over the Rays, a mere formality before heading north to take on their chief rivals.
- In what was supposed to be a statement series, the pitching staff crapped the bed on Tuesday before Chien-Ming Wang did the same on Wednesday. CC Sabathia did his best to keep the Yanks in the game on Thursday, but the bullpen gave it up late and the Bombers headed home on the wrong end of a three game sweep.
- After the disappointing showing in Fenway, the Yanks returned home to take on crosstown rivals, the Mets. Friday’s game was all but tucked away in the loss column until Luis Castillo got butterfingers, but the team couldn’t carry the momentum in Saturday and came up empty. They finished the weekend off with a bang, pounding the Mets for the biggest shutout win in Subway Series history.
- The 2009 amateur draft was also held last week, and the Yanks took outfielder Slade Heathcott with their first pick, and catcher JR Murphy with their second. They also landed some solid talent in the later rounds.
- Brian Bruney is set to be activated on Tuesday after pitching in a rehab game on Saturday, but Xavier Nady is still two weeks away.
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