Record Last Week: 4-2 (27 RS, 26 RA)
Season Record: 45-31 (399 RS, 302 RA, 48-28 pythag. record), one up in loss column
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, vs. Brewers (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), @ Mets (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- A trip to Cincinnati to play the Reds started with a stellar effort and a win from Ivan Nova. Tuesday’s game was rained out, but a timely Jorge Posada homerun gave them a win in the first game of Wednesday’s double header. The Yankees got blown out in the nightcap.
- The Rockies came to the Bronx following Thursday’s day off, and a Jason Giambi homer gave Colorado a win in the opener. CC Sabathia got the Yankees back in the win column on Saturday, and they celebrated an Old Timers’ Day win yesterday.
- Injury News: Alex Rodriguez is playing through a sore right knee. Derek Jeter is rehabbing his calf injury in Tampa and could ramp things up soon, but chances are he’ll spend more than 15 days on the disabled list. Phil Hughes made another rehab start and Bartolo Colon threw off a mound. Rafael Soriano’s latest throwing session went well. Eric Chavez has started running the bases. Jeff Marquez was placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. Mark Prior is throwing off flat ground, but David Phelps (shoulder) and Kevin Whelan were placed on the disabled list.
- Francisco Rodriguez is open to being traded to the Yankees.
- Jesus Montero was benched in early June due to a lack of energy.
- Austin Romine will represent the Yankees at the 2011 Futures Game.
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