2 straight in fenway
Posted on: July 27, 2008 11:01 am
The Yankees once again have gone into Fenway Park and have so far put a hurting on the Red Sox. True, we are only in July, but they are again making a huge statement to the rest of the American League. It looks like the Yankees might just be in the race. As the season has played out, many people have written them off, saying their time is up. However, as the calendar turns once again to July, here they come. They have had devastating injuries, Wang out until September at the earliest, Posada, possibly out til the end of the season, Matsui, possibly out til the end of the season. Johnny Damon went on the DL for the first time in his career. A-Rod missed time. Cano struggled up through June. Derek Jeter isn't even hitting his career average, and Melky Cabrera hasn't been up to par. I don't even need to write about the pitching struggles at the start of the year. Yet, here we are about to turn the calendar to August. The Yankees are 3 games back of the Rays, 1 game back of the Red Sox, and they are streaking. As the rest of the season plays out, everyone should consider themselves on notice. The Yankees are going to win the division. The Rays aren't battle tested yet. Give them another year. The Red Sox have to deal with the Manny situation before they can get themselves right again, but either they will lose his bat or they will lose his heart. There isnt another team that has the heart, soul and aura of the New York Yankees. Welcome back Yankees, not that I ever thought you were really gone, but you made a lot of people nervous this year.