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The Pinstripe Post

Welcome to the latest edition of The Pinstripe Post, which details the last week in action involving the New York Yankees.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

The Yankees left Orange County, CA and headed to the Pacific Northwest for a three game set against the Mariners. The Bronx Bombers fell in the first game by a score of 7-5 on Monday, but won the next two games on Tuesday and Wednesday, the latter of the two being a day game started by Masahiro Tanaka. After taking two of three from Seattle, the Yankees took Thursday off before heading back home for a three game set against the division rival Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees dominated the first two games, winning both in blowout fashion and outscoring the Orioles, 27-9, in those two games. As for the third game, the Yankees ran out of gas and were blanked, 5-0, but even so, it was a winning week for the team.GarySanchez2

The centerpiece of the last near three weeks has been young rookie sensation Gary Sanchez. Sanchez already has 11 home runs and is hitting nearly .400 in the little time he has been playing. In fact, Sanchez has already been on the receiving end of two intentional walks! The Yankees failing to complete series sweeps has plagued the crew all season. Sunday was the 11th chance to sweep a series. Overall, the Yankees are 2-9 in series sweeping opportunities. Ironically, the two series that the Yankees swept were four-game sets; a road series in Oakland and a home series against the Angels.

Had the Yankees completed the sweep, they would have been only a game and a half out of a playoff spot. Instead, the Yankees, at 67-62, stand 3.5 games out, with the pivotal month of September looming. Next up for the Yankees this week is a three-game set in Kansas City against the defending champion Royals starting on Monday, followed by a weekend series in Baltimore starting on Friday. Until next week!

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