Record Last Week: 5-2 (38 RS, 28 RA)
Season Record: 74-44 (657 RS, 553 RA), 7.5 games up
Opponents This Week: @ Oakland (3 games), @ Boston (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- The high of sweeping the hated Red Sox left the team feeling a little hungover on Monday, and the Jays grabbed game one of the three-game series. Back to back homers by Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada helped the Yanks to a win the next day, and then Robbie Cano walked off with a series victory on Wednesday.
- Following a cross-country flight to Seattle, the Yanks looked as fresh as ever when they pounded the Mariners to start their series. MVP candidate Mark Teixeira hit a late homerun to give the team another win the next day, and a few lucky breaks on Saturday helped the team to its third straight win. Unfortunately the Yanks couldn’t finish off the sweep yesterday and lost for just the seventh time in the second half.
- On the roster move front, Damaso Marte was excused from the team for “personal reasons,” and will be out indefinitely. Ian Kennedy’s rehab continues to go well in Tampa, and fan favorite Cody Ransom returned to the team on a minor league deal after being designated for assignment. Joba Chamberlain will enjoy a nice big eight day layoff between starts to control his innings.
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