Two runs in two days—and just five over the last three—is no way to stay in a pennant race. The Yanks lost 2-1 for the second straight day against Chicago, this after Monday’s 3-2 victory over the Other Sox. What happened to the potent Yankee offense? Was it Chicago’s pitching? Bad luck? The Woemack Effect? If there’s any positive news to be gleaned from these defeats, it’s that the Yanks have the top two starters in the AL East over the last couple of weeks: Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon. Yeah. Pretty crazy. Now if only RJ and Moose pick it up, and Wright comes back, and, and, and….
Hope springs eternal, but this summer is going to end soon. The time for good omens is over. Now only good results will do. The fan in us wants to Believe. The realist? Come back tomorrow.