Record Last Week: 5-1 (36 RS, 26 RA)
Season Record: 48-33 (451 RS, 390 RA), 1.0 GB
Opponents This Week: vs. Toronto (1 game), @ Minnesota (3 games), @ Anaheim (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- Following the off day, the Yanks continued their winning ways on Tuesday despite blowing a few leads. Andy Pettitte was solid the next night in earning another win, but CC Sabathia just didn’t have it Thursday as the Yanks weren’t able to complete the sweep.
- The Blue Jays came to town next, and AJ Burnett started the series off by steamrolling his former mates. Jorge Posada led the team to a walk-off extra innings win on Saturday despite Robbie Cano’s best efforts to sabotage it, and the team ended the week on the good end of a barn burner.
- Unfortunately, the Yanks lost Chien-Ming Wang to the disabled list after he left Saturday’s game with a shoulder strain. It’s still not clear who will take his spot in the rotation.
- The Yankees acquired Eric Hinske from the Pirates for some spare part minor leaguers not more than a few hours after we mused about the composition of the bench. Ramiro Pena was optioned to Triple-A to work on becoming a utility man.
- On the trade front, we found out that a few teams were interested in Wang, and that the Phillies even made an offer for him at some point. The Yanks are still on the look out for a reliever, and are reportedly interested in Chad Qualls.
- Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera were elected to this year’s All Star Game. Tex and the Cap’n will start the game.
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