Record Last Week: 5-1 (37 RS, 18 RA)
Season Record: 43-32 (415 RS, 360 RA), 3.0 GB
Opponents This Week: vs. Seattle (3 games), vs. Toronto (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- While last week was arguably the worst of the season, this week was probably the best. Tuesday’s game in Atlanta was one to forget, and Brian Cashman had to make a surprise appearance to fire up the troops. Joe Girardi used a well timed ejection to propel the team to a win the next night, and they wrapped up the series with a win despite Andy Pettitte’s now regular shakiness.
- After righting the ship in Atlanta, the Yanks returned home for a series in Flushing with their kid sister, the Mets. The Amazin’s literally threw Friday’s game away with a flurry of comical errors in the second, while AJ Burnett was just too much to handle on Saturday. Mariano Rivera picked up career save number 500 and career RBI number one in the Interleague play finale last night.
- On the trade front, we know the Yanks are seriously interested in Huston Street, but a potential target disappeared when Mark DeRosa was shipped to St. Louis. The Yanks will probably be out on the lookout for a bat now that Xavier Nady is likely out for the rest of the year after reinjuring his elbow.
- Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos were elected to the Futures Game, and Ian Kennedy’s return from a aneurysm continues to progress. Jose Veras was even traded this week, what more could you ask for?
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