And on the 11th Day, They Rested

Today is the Yanks first off day since May 31. That streak opened with a series win over the BoSox, continued with 3 of 4 from the ChiSox, and has now concluded with a 3-game sweep of the Bucs. Their record in that interval: 8-2. Boston has gone 4-6 in that span, and their lead has shrunk from 13.5 (had been 14.5) to 9.5. That’s still a hefty lead, but at least we’re in the rear-view mirror now, and in 2nd place in the division. The Yanks made hay over this weekend against the weak Pirates while the Sox were on the road against Arizona, where they lost yesterday to our old friend Randy Johnson. In the best possible scenario for the Yanks, the Unit is still beating the Sox (Thanks!), and we’ve got Roger Clemens. Tomorrow work gets a bit tougher for the Yanks, and things a bit easier for the Sox. Those Diamondbacks come to The Stadium with their excellent pitching staff and a handfull of hitters—some familiar, some not—putting up big numbers. The Sox face the Rockies, who are surprisingly close to .500, even after dropping 2 straight to the O’s. For a day, though, the Yanks can feel good about themselves. Especially Alex Rodriguez, who was a monster yesterday with two dingers and a smash-up play at the plate, and Bobby Abreu, who seems to have left his slump behind. Onward and upward.

4 comments… add one
  • Wow, both our teams off and only 5 games at all today, this is a baseball black hole.
    So, want to talk about the Soprano’s finale?
    I think the episode SUCKED, I liked the ending, but the rest of the episode was just a waste of time.

    LocklandSF June 11, 2007, 10:25 am
  • Nooooooo! Don’t talk about it! I’m in the middle of Season 4!

    Devine June 11, 2007, 11:07 am
  • I didn’t think it was a total waste of time (although a shot of a stripper or 2 would have been nice). The ending was about what I expected. I loved the one “whacking”…I was laughing hysterically.

    jp-sf June 11, 2007, 11:17 am
  • > Especially Alex Rodriguez
    Yes. Yes, god yes. Whenever I take a look at his contributions to the offense, or more specifically, subtract his contributions and plug in average replacement, I am awe struck. I suppose it is pointless to ponder, but I can’t help but think about how much worse-off the Yanks would be without him right now, what will it take to keep him, and will that happen?

    attackgerbil June 11, 2007, 7:16 pm

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