Record Last Week: 1-3 (11 RS, 26 RA) lost best-of-seven ALCS four games to two
Season Record: 95-67 (859 RS, 693 RA, 98-64 Pythag. record), finished one game back in AL East, won Wild Card
Top stories from last week:
- The week started off with the ALCS tied at one and back in the Bronx for Game Three. Cliff Lee completely shut the Yankee bats down as he tends to do, and Texas grabbed a two games to one series lead.
- With the enigmatic A.J. Burnett on the mound in Game Four the next day, the Yanks fell to the Rangers when the bullpen let things get out of hand late.
- The Yanks managed to extend their season with a win in Game Five on Wednesday, thanks to CC Sabathia and an offense that came alive for a day. Joe Girardi‘s team meeting after Game Four apparently helped.
- The 2010 Yankees’ season came to an end on Friday, when the Rangers thoroughly defeated them in Game Six. All hands were on deck for the pitching staff, but it made no difference. Texas advanced to their first ever World Series.
- Injury Zone: Mark Teixeira‘s season came to a disappointing end in Game Four when he blew out his hamstring out running to first. Eduardo Nunez took his place on the ALCS roster. Turns out Tex has been playing with a swollen right knee as well. Damaso Marte had labrum surgery and will be out until after the 2011 All Star break.
- In the wake of the ALCS loss, Andy Pettitte said that he will base his retirement decision solely on his family. Brian Cashman said that starting pitching will be a priority this offseason.
- Cashman also said that re-signing Joe Girardi is the “first order of business,” and the two sides are ready for a reunion.
- Minor leaguers Andy Shive and Matt Cusick were sent to Cleveland to complete the Kerry Wood trade.
- The warning track at Yankee Stadium is dangerous.
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