Record Last Week: 2-4 (17 RS, 16 RA)
Season Record: 61-49 (529 RS, 468 RA, 62-48 pythag. record) 1.5 games up in ALE
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, @ Indians (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), @ Blue Jays (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- Following Monday’s off-day, the Red Sox came to Yankee Stadium for a three-game series. The Yankees jumped on Boston’s bullpen in Tuesday’s 13-3 win, though the offense came up short in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss. Jacoby Ellsbury’s late homer gave New York a 2-1 win Thursday.
- The three-game weekend series with the Blue Jays started with Friday’s 2-1 loss in extra innings. Toronto shut the Yankees out 6-0 the next day then again 2-0 the day after that to finish the sweep. Blah.
- Injury Updates: Michael Pineda (forearm) started a throwing program. Dustin Ackley (back) was placed on the DL. Mason Williams (shoulder) had surgery and is done for the year. Brian McCann (knee) missed a few games but has since returned to the lineup. Ian Clarkin (elbow) has started a throwing program and Jacob Lindgren (elbow) will start one soon. Eric Jagielo (knee) had arthroscopic surgery.
- The Braves suggested a Cameron Maybin for Gary Sanchez trade before the deadline. The Yankees are viewed as a potential suitor for Chase Utley in an August waiver trade.
- Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, and Jorge Mateo all made MLB.com’s midseason top 100 prospects update.
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