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Vote For The SB Nation NY Player Of The Week

It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week was all about Derek Jeter, who surprisingly had a close call with CC Sabathia, but recording his 3,000th hit was enough to beat out the pitcher and take the honors. The New York Yankees split a four-game series with Toronto to kick off the second half of the season, while the New York Mets dropped two out of three to Philadelphia. Here are this week's nominees. Unlike elections in Chicago, you can only vote once and you have to be alive, but don't let that stop you. Vote now!

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Brett Gardner: The swift left fielder had a Jose Reyes-like series in Canada, with three three-hit games (10 hits total), batting .625, and he scored five runs, stole three bases and belted three doubles. His performance this week will just fuel the fire in the "Should Gardner be leading off?" debate.

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CC Sabathia: The Yankee ace is a weekly fixture on the nominees' list, and this time around is no different. On Saturday he did what aces do -- he stopped a losing streak and saved the bullpen. After a pair of subpar outings by Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia, Sabathia stepped up to pitch eight strong innings in the win over Toronto, while only allowing one run.

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Scott Hairston: The backup outfielder just completed his best weekend as a Met. On Saturday he drove in a career-high five runs, along with hitting a home run and two doubles, and he scored from second, hustling all the way, as a pop-up fell in between Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Where have we seen that before? Hairston continued his hot streak the next day when he ripped a pinch-hit RBI single.

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Daniel Murphy: He may not be much of a fielder, but he sure can hit. Murphy's average is up to .315, after collecting seven hits in the three-game series against the Phillies, good for a .583 average, while scoring three runs, hitting a pair of doubles and a home run and driving in a couple of runs. And as an added bonus, we get to hear the Dropkick Murphys every time he steps up to the plate at Citi Field.

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Robinson Cano: The feel-good story of the All-Star extravaganza was Cano and his father teaming up to win the Home Run Derby, so that gets him a nomination this week. In the four games that counted, he notched five hits and added an RBI.

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Curtis Granderson: The All-Star center fielder picked up where he left off to begin the second half, batting .353 in the Toronto series, driving in five runs, scoring three, walking twice and hitting a triple.

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