Many Yankees had a good week. The front office had a good week. Heck, even the peanut and beer vendors had a good week. But Jacoby Ellsbury had the best week.
Freshly rested from the All-Star Break, the speedy outfielder went on a power binge, launching a fusillade of hits over the last seven days. He was on base 13 times over the last 29 days , including a 4-for-4 effort, in a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He also has four stolen bases since July 18. He also scored the game tying run in the 14-inning marathon win over the Texas Rangers.
Chase Headley also had a nice debut week as a New York Yankee. He had a walk-off hit in that Rangers game, and scored twice and hit three safeties in Friday’s win over the Blue Jays. After languishing on a cellar dweller (the no hit-less Padres), the 30-year-old finally has a reason to play baseball in late July.
The entire Yankees’ pitching staff deserves a spot here too; no team has scored more than four runs against New York since the All-Star Break ended, which is really impressive, given the makeshift rotation the Yankees start. Overall, the Bombers had a very good return to baseball.