Record Last Week: 4-1 (27 RS, 21 RA)
Season Record: 9-5 (77 RS, 68 RA, 8-6 pythag. record), 2.5 games up
Opponents This Week: Monday OFF, @ Blue Jays (two games, Tues. & Weds.), Thursday OFF, @ Orioles (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with two days off; one scheduled and one due to rain. Homeruns and A.J. Burnett gave the Yankees a win on Wednesday, then Nick Swisher did the honors with a walk-off sacrifice fly on Thursday for a quick two-game sweep.
- The Rangers were the next team to come to town, but the Yankees hit into a franchise-record six double plays in a loss in the opener. Freddy Garcia was pretty damn good in Saturday’s win, and Eric Chavez stepped in for Alex Rodriguez to provide the game-winning hit yesterday.
- Following his third straight ugly start on Thursday, the Yankees stuck Phil Hughes on the disabled list due to a “dead arm phase.” Hughes didn’t think a trip to the minors would help with his missing velocity/poor location despite some mechanical adjustments. He was placed on anti-inflammatory medication and started a throwing program over the weekend.
- Injury Zone: A-Rod left Saturday’s game with a stiff back/oblique, and he sat out Sunday’s game as well. An MRI came back clean. Pedro Feliciano was diagnosed with a torn shoulder capsule, effectively ending his season before it even began. Luis Ayala was placed on the disabled list with a strained lat. Dellin Betances (blister), Manny Banuelos (blister), and Gary Sanchez (oblique) all hit the DL on the minor league side.
- Hector Noesi took Ayala’s spot on the roster while Lance Pendleton got Hughes’ spot. Kevin Millwood was okay in a start for Double-A Trenton, though the reports on his stuff are still terrible.
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