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

Mark Teixeira hit a 3rd 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 1st place 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, .434 OBP over his last 12 games.
  • The Yankees next six games will be played 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 to honor the Yankee dads.

So the Yankees and the Mets split the season Subway Series this season. I’m not surprised, the match-up was in the Mets favor the first time around and in the Yankees favor the second time around. I’ve been high on the Mets probably since they recalled Ike Davis, if they can add a big name pitcher, like Cliff Lee, it is possible that this isn’t the last time these two teams will face each other 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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