Yankees players of the week: May 13-May 19

David Phelps grabs player of the week honors for last week, as he pitched well in his two starts. For the week, Phelps went a combined 13.2 innings, giving up 10 hits, two runs while racking up 15 strikeouts and pitching to a 1.32 ERA.

On May 13, he started in the first game of the doubleheader against Cleveland, going 6.2 innings giving up one run, four hits and seven strikeouts. The Yankees eventually lost 1-0, but Phelps did a great job of keeping his team in the game. On May 18, he had the longest outing of his career, going seven full allowing just one run as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 7-2. Phelps lowered his ERA from 5.02 to 3.83 during the week.

The Yankees start the week in Baltimore with CC Sabathia on the mound. Phelps is next scheduled to start on Friday at Tropicana Field against the Rays.

Honorable Mention:

Preston Claiborne: (4.1 IP, four hits, four K’s, 0.00 ERA)
Hiroki Kuroda: (1-0, 8 IP, two hits, five strikeouts)
Lyle Overbay: (.273 BA, four RBIs, three doubles)
Brett Gardner: (.269 BA, four stolen bases)
David Adams: (.286 BA, two doubles, RBI)

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.