Four teams in the AL East squared off today. Two have aspirations for the post-season. Two would play spoiler given the chance. We saw David Ortiz do something no other player has done in Red Sox history. We saw Jaret Wright answer critics that would doubt his consistency. We see that August portends to be a long month full of drama.
There is an enormous showdown looming on the near horizon. August 18th will see Boston and New York square off for five games in four days. The rest of August appears full of drama for both contenders as well. There is still plenty of baseball to play, but each contest carries cumulative consequence as we roll towards September. What do the tea leaves tell you?