This season has certainly had a Fellini-esque, circus-y quality to it. But we’re not here to talk about Italian film. No. Last night, the Yanks made up another game on the Sox, drawing to within the number above with a win over the DBacks, their 8th consecutive victory overall. The Yanks’ starting pitching seems to have found its footing against three of the game’s weaker-hitting teams: the ChiSox, the Bucs, and now the Snakes. Will they continue to roll against more potent lineups? We’ll find out soon enough. But as the Sox found out last night, even a suspect offense can put on a whooping if given the opportunity. The Sox gave the Rox just such a chance last night; Curt Schilling was roughed up, and when Francona went for the fire extinguisher he instead pulled out the gas can. Yankee fans know that feeling, for sure. Meanwhile, in the Bronx, Moose looked sharp, throwing strikes, and with a nasty curve. Alex continues to bomb. It sure would be nice to see this surge continue. We might even have a competitive division—by the All-Star break.