Good morning Yankees fans! It’s Monday August 1, 2011 and this is the rundown.
The Yankees finished their ten game homestand by winning the last three games against Baltimore and ended up with a 7-3 record. Freddy Garcia won his tenth game of the season.
They are now heading to Chicago for a four game set against the White Sox and then head to Boston for a weekend set at Fenway.
The other big news was that the Yankees didn’t make any moves before the trade deadline passed. It’s the the first time since 1999.
Brian Cashman spoke to the media following yesterday’s game and explained why no moves were made.
â€œI just feel like weâ€™re a lot deeper. Iâ€™m willing, by the position Iâ€™ve taken in the last three weeks, to rely on that than go out and pay an enormous price on something that Iâ€™m not certain what itâ€™s going to provide.
He also added, â€œWe have one of the premier rosters in the game right now.â€
The Yankees still have time to make a move before the waiver deadline on August 31st but it’s highly unlikely that any impact players will be available.
Tonight’s starters are CC Sabathia (15-5, 2.56 ERA) and Jake Peavy (4-4, 5.26 ERA)
Sabathia’s last start was a 4-1 victory over Seattle in which he pitched seven innings and struck out fourteen batters. He’s 8-2 in his last ten starts and has 156 strike outs in 168.2 innings pitched this season.
Peavy is the White Sox’s version of AJ Burnett, meaning he went winless in July. His last start on July 26 was a no decision but Chicago ended up losing the game 5-4 to the Tigers. Peavy’s last win came on June 25 when he pitched out of the bullpen against the Nationals.
A Minor Glance
Scranton lost to Rochester 6-3
Trenton lost to Richmond 5-0
Tampa were also shut out by Charlotte 7-0
Charleston lost to Greenville 5-3
Staten Island defeated Jamestown 11-5