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Greetings Bomber Buddies! Well Yankee fans, it is official... the Yankees are in a slump. After losing three straight series' the Yankees were swept at the Stadium by the Texas Rangers for the first time ever! The Yankees score 8 runs in three games including 3 extra frames on Friday, against a team that has the worst ERA in baseball. So it on to Boston where we are in danger of losing our first place hold. Buck Showalter became the first ex Yankee manager to sweep the Yankees upon his first return to the Bronx.
Coincidentally, Derek Jeter wrapped up his
rehab in Trenton New Jersey and returned to the Bronx. The
Yankees have just one win since Jeter's return. He bat has
picked up right where it left off despite the serious
injury. The Thunder was 5-0 with Derek in the line up. Erik
Almonte was returned to Columbus but showed signs that he
will be a big leaguer real soon. Andy Phillips was placed on
Columbus' 7 day DL to make room for Almonte.
Jorge Posada seems to be at full arm strength. Joe Torre is resting him twice a week.
Roger Clemens picked up win number 298 as he won the pitching duel with Barry Zito. He missed his chance to pick up #300 in Fenway Park by losing to Texas Friday night. He can pick up #300 at the Stadium next week against Boston ace Pedro Martinez.
How much better can Alfonso Soriano get? He continues to impress at bat and in the field. His defense has improved greatly over last season. He can't bat leadoff forever.
Bernie Williams' bad left knee has caused him to hit into a rash of double plays. Maybe we need to disable Bernie he has killed us against Texas taking us out of big (first) innings in all three games.
Matsui is a vast improvement over Rondell White in LF
although he isn't homering the way he was projected to.
Rondell has got off to a good start with the
Jason Giambi was sidelined by a staph infection in both eyes. Giambi, missed two games of the Oakland series Saturday and Sunday, was be re-examined by a specialist in New York before returning to the line-up. Don Mattingly suffered from the same thing a few years back. I wonder if it's a first baseman disease?
Don Zimmer, who has been recuperating from a stomach ailment, also returned the Yankees on Tuesday along with Derek Jeter.
Antonio Osuna was activated returning Randy Choate to Columbus.
Mariano Rivera is back and picking up right where he left off. Let's hope he stays healthy.
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