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week in review

The Week of the Mets’ Dreadful West Coast Swing

First came three losses in San Francisco to open the second half (before a wild win to salvage the series' final game). Then came perhaps the worst start of Mike Pelfrey's career. Then a drab 3–2 loss to Arizona, and a marathon fourteen-inning loss the following night. And last night, the Mets opened up their series at Dodger Stadium with a 2–0 loss, while HoJo prepared for the worst. But what happened this week that didn't involve Phil Cuzzi?

After paying tribute to George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard, the Yankees won four of six.

Alex Rodriguez quietly approached 600 home runs.

We debated whether or not it makes sense for Joe Girardi to manage the Cubs next year.

Ilya Kovalchuk had a seventeen-year contract with the Devils, until he didn't anymore. (If this goes to arbitration, it'll be an awfully interesting case.)

The Tour de France entered its final weekend.

Chris Paul made a list, and the Knicks were on it.

Thierry Henry scored in his debut for the Red Bulls.

And we visited Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island.

That's it for us. Have a nice weekend.

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Photo: Matt York/AP