Game 114: Yankees at Blue Jays
SWEEPING SENSATION: The Yankees today will look to complete their ninth series sweep of the season, which would tie their total from all of last year… are looking for their sixth series sweep on the road in 2012… are looking to complete their second straight sweep of the Blue Jays (also 7/16-18 at Yankee Stadium)… have not swept the Blue Jays in Toronto in a series of at least three games since the opening series of the 2003 season (3/31-4/2).
ð Have scored at least 5R in each of their last five games against Toronto, their longest such streak since a five-game stretch from 7/4-8/5/09.
ð Have won five straight against Toronto, matching their longest single-season winning streak against the Blue Jays over the last 10 years.
HOLDING YOUR PLACE: Since 3B Alex Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/25, Yankees third basemen starting in his place (Chavez, McGehee and Nix) have combined to hit .375 with 6HR… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, is the highest average in the Majors from the position over the stretch and ties the Padres for the most homers from that position during that time.
ROSTER MOVE: Following last night’s game, the Yankees placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug 9, and recalled RHP Ryota Igarashi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.