The CC Sabathia-Roy Halladay faceoff didn’t end up being the pitcher’s duel it was billed to be. The Yankees tagged Halladay for three home runs and Sabathia struggled with consistency as the Yanks won 8-3 to stay in first place.

Here are some notes:

  • CC Sabathia has struggled this season but still has a 7-3 record and a 4.00 ERA.
  • Alex Rodriguez didn’t play last night, but he expects to play today.
  • RHP Sergio Mitre injured his oblique muscle while taking batting practice. He has been put on the 15-day DL and LHP Boone Logan has been recalled.
  • Once-highly-touted prospect RHP J.B. Cox has returned after nearly leaving baseball.
  • Minor league OF David Winfree has opted out of his contract and has become a FA.

So the Yankees lost a minor-leaguer and got one back. Sorry to see Winfree go, but he was really only organization fodder at this point. Cox is probably a long shot to make it to the Bronx at this point himself.

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