Sox Gamers/Postmortems Yanks Gamers/Postmortems

Point Five: Sox-Yanks Gamer

The Yankees lead the Rays by a mere 1/2 game after splitting the four game series, getting knocked all around by Tampa Bay last night.  Boston comes to the Bronx playing the role — barring a catastrophic collapse by Tampa and/or NY — of spoiler to the aspirations of South Bronx or St. Pete to earn “home-team” advantage.

Josh Beckett faces New York, while Andy Pettitte mans the mound against Boston. Comment away on your Rivalry action.

6 replies on “Point Five: Sox-Yanks Gamer”

6 homeruns and still lose…ugh…in the meantime the rays continue to work their magic…looking more and more like they will take the division, while the yanks back into the wild card, that is, if they can take a couple from the sox…

Although you’d think a few Yanks fans would care a lot about home-field advantage or division bragging rights. Still, it’s been severely quiet around here for weeks, months.

So my last regular season game at the stadium was yesterday…what a downer. This team is on a 6-13 stretch and has played .500 ball since August 1. They are playing their worst baseball of the year with less than 2 weeks to go before the playoffs. The primary issue is clearly the pitching. The bullpen is no longer the strength it was through much of July and August and now the starting pitching, including CC, is springing leaks all over the place.
I don’t think it is such a bad thing to face the Twins as the away team rather than Lee and the Rangers as the home team in a short divisional series, but the ridiculous issue right now is that they are struggling to even lock up the wild card. If they don’t beat Boston tonight – and it’s not exactly a sure thing with Dustin Moseley on the mound – they will have to win two of their last six games on the road against Toronto and/or Boston, or hope for Boston to drop games vs. the White Sox. Still should be easy for this team, but with each game they lose the prospect of epic collapse looms larger. And regardless, this is just not the way any team wants to enter the post-season. Bleh. As a sideshow: with his 3 HRs in the last couple games, will A-Rod get the two more he needs to reach 30HR/100RBIs yet again?

Leave a Reply