Yankees Notes: Sabathia, Teixeira, A-Rod, Posada, Moeller, and Father’s Day

June 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

Mark Teixeira hit a third inning grand slam and CC Sabathia pitched eight shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Mets 4-0 to win the weekend series two games to one.

Here are some notes:

  • The Yankees are now in sole possession of first place in the AL East, and they alone have the best record in all of baseball.
  • Sabathia is now 8-3 with a 3.68 ERA this year. His last two wins came against Roy Halladay and Johan Santana.
  • Teixeira is 13-for-43 (.302), with 3 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 BB, 6 SO, and a .434 OBP over his last 12 games.
  • The Yankees will play their next six games in NL parks, with no DH. This leaves Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada as day-to-day players.
  • The Yankees may make a roster change this week. But without the DH, don’t expect backup catcher Chad Moeller to be sent down for another week.
  • My dad does not read this blog, but I’d still like to wish him a happy Father’s Day. Zell’s Pinstripe Blog had a great post today honoring the Yankee dads.

So, the Yankees and the Mets split their six games this season. Talk about an even Subway Series. 

I’m not surprised. The match-up favored the Mets the first time around, while the Yankees held the edge over the weekend.

I’ve been high on the Mets since they recalled Ike Davis. If they can add a big name pitcher like Cliff Lee, these two teams could face each other again this season.

Although you could probably say the same thing about every team in the NL East. Talk about parity. The National League has it this year.

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