Record Last Week: 6-0 (38 RS, 15 RA)
Season Record: 69-42 (619 RS, 525 RA), 6.5 games up
Opponents This Week: vs Toronto (3 games), @ Seattle (4 games)
Top stories from last week:
- After getting their butts beat in the first three games against the White Sox before rebounding on Sunday, the Yanks came out of Monday’s off day starting a matchup with Roy Halladay in the face. Andy Pettitte held the fort down before some late inning homers sealed the win, then the lineup picked up the disappointing Sergio Mitre for a quick series sweep.
- Heading into the four game set with a 2.5 game lead, all the Yanks had to do was beat the Red Sox once to remain in first place at the end of the weekend. Yankee pitchers walked way too many on Thursday, but the offense picked them up and team walked away with their first win against the Beantowners this year. The game also set a New Stadium attendance record. The pitching staff straightened themselves out the next day, but we waited 15-innings before Alex Rodriguez ended the game with a walk-off two run homer. It was fitting considering all the talk about his homerless drought. With a series split already in the bag, CC Sabathia got greedy and shut down the Sawx for another shutout win on Saturday. But the best was saved for last, when Johnny Damon & Mark Teixeira went back-to-back in the 8th to crush the hearts of everyone in teh nation.
- The Yankees did make a few minors moves during the week. Chad Gaudin was acquired from the Padres for a PTBNL, while Robbie Cano and three bullpen pieces cleared waivers. Ramiro Pena was called up to replace the DFA’d Cody Ransom, while Josh Towers was recalled for bullpen insurance on Saturday and then DFA’d the next day. Ian Kennedy’s rehab continues to … uh … continue. Oh, and first rounder Slade Heathcott wants $2M with the signing deadline a week away.
- And finally, the Old Stadium continues to come down. Sad.
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