Go West, Not South

The Yanks begin their final West Coast swing tonight with the opening of a four-game series in Seattle, that to be followed by three in Oakland. They return to New York for Tampa and Boston the following week. As they leave, they’re hot, and we hope they’ll stay that way. Tonight the Moose goes vs Ryan Franklin, already busted this year for steroid use. They’ll also face budding superstar Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night in a nationally televised game, which should be a treat. The pitching they’ll see in Oakland, on balance, will be even better. Meanwhile, the Sox are home for a stretch against Tampa, Baltimore, their make-up against the ChiSox, and the Angels before coming down to the Bronx. Will the Sox pitching continue to allow runs in huge quantities? Will the Yanks falter on the road? It should be an interesting week.

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  • Have you noticed that on ESPN, everyone is going on about how great the D-Rays have been since the break, especially good teams, like the Sox and Yanks. The Sox, at least, are 4-2 against them since the break (8-4 overall on the year). The Yanks are another story, but since we struggled against them at the begining of the year (losing two out of three) we’ve played well enough to beat them. Not that that’s saying much, but I thought I’d point out just another instance of the stupidity of some of those at ESPN.

    Laura August 29, 2005, 12:24 pm
  • Also, how many Sox and D-Rays batters do you think will be hit this week? I think that it partially depends on the umps (when they give warnings, etc.), but I’m going with five batters from each team, which may seem a bit much, but remember that we’ve got Arroyo AND Clement AND Wakefield going in this series. They all hit a lot of guys. And who knows what Schilling’s going to do?

    Laura August 29, 2005, 12:28 pm
  • Case in point: Fossum, Arroyo, and Clement are 1-2-3 in the league with 15, 12, and 11 hit batsmen, respectively. Although I hope that it doesn’t get out of hand, we could have some pretty entertaining games this week.

    Laura August 29, 2005, 12:30 pm
  • Yankees look hungry. Sox look happy. Which would you rather be in September?

    Jimmy August 29, 2005, 1:00 pm
  • I think the suspension of Wells will quickly change that perception …

    sithkhan August 29, 2005, 4:00 pm

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