Record Last Week: 5-1 (41 RS, 24 RA)
Season Record: 40-23 (355 RS, 252 RA, 42-21 Pythag. record), tied for first in AL East
Schedule This Week: Monday OFF, vs. Phillies (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), vs. Mets (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with an date followed by a date with the last place Orioles, and the bats overcame an uncharacteristically shaky outing from Phil Hughes to take the opener. Robbie Cano led the way in a come from behind win on Wednesday, but unfortunately they weren’t able to complete the sweep the next day.
- The Yanks returned home to kick off the second leg of interleague play on Friday, and Andy Pettitte kicked off the series with a win against his old team. Jorge Posada‘s grand slam and 250th career homer clinched the series win on Saturday, but he decided to follow that up with another salami to clinch the sweep.
- Injury Zone: Brett Gardner‘s thumb is sore and he’s day-to-day. Alex Rodriguez left Thursday’s game with a stiff groin and isn’t expected to be back in the lineup before Tuesday. Marcus Thames hit the disabled list on Saturday with a sprained hamstring, and was replaced on the roster by Chad Huffman. Al Aceves threw off flat ground for the first time since hurting his back.
- The Yanks selected high school shortstop Cito Culver with their first round pick in Monday’s draft. They aimed for high upside athletes and arm strength this year, and new prospects bring new excitement.
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