Record Last Week: 4-2 (39 RS, 36 RA)
Season Record: 78-46 (696 RS, 589 RA), 7.5 games up
Opponents This Week: vs. Texas (3 games), vs. White Sox (3 games)
Top stories from last week:
- After a pretty demoralizing loss in Seattle on Sunday, the Yanks proceeded to get blanked by ex-mate Brett Tomko on Monday. Thankfully CC Sabathia restored order to the universe and led the club to a win the next day, and Mark Teixeira almost singlehandedly gave the Yanks the series win on Wednesday.
- After an off-day, Hideki Matsui started the Fenway series in style, chipping in two homers in a 20-run outburst. The Red Sox turned the tables the next day, bludgeoning AJ Burnett for the third time in Boston this year. The Bombers stayed true to their name last night, homering their way to their sixth win against the Sox in their last seven contests. It was glorious.
- Brett Gardner‘s return from a finger injury will take a little longer than expected, probably into September. Ian Kennedy won’t get into a game before the regular season ends as he recovers from an aneurysm, but he will play in the Arizona Fall League. Damaso Marte finally made his return for a bum shoulder, and the team will go with a 13-man pitching staff until Sept. callups. We also finally got definitive word on The Joba Plan.
- The Yankees reached agreements with first round pick Slade Heathcott for $2.2M and second rounder JR Murphy for $1.25M before Monday’s midnight signing deadline. They also signed fifth rounder Caleb Cotham and 16th rounder Bryan Mitchell to six-figure, above slot deals. The Chad Gaudin trade was completed when the Yanks sent San Diego $100,000.
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