I’m a Yankee fan, they are hovering around .500 and at exactly .500 today. They are 10 games behind the Red Sox and have to jump three teams for the Wild card. They still have a chance as the team’s pitching is finally looking better but this is probably the year they fail to make the post season.
They are playing way below spring training expectations.
The Yanks will start getting some young pitching back over the next month. Hughes and Karstens and maybe Rasner. If the lefties in the line-up start hitting and Giambi stays aways, I think the team really has a chance to come back. I am also hoping and praying* for the “Annual Red Sox August Swoon”.
I should add in: Are you happy with the Yankees being out of it, or does it make the season slightly less exciting for you?
**Team W L PCT GB L10** Cleveland 53 37 .589 - 5-5 Seattle 51 37 .580 1.0 6-4 Minnesota 48 43 .527 5.5 6-4 New York 44 44 .500 8.0 7-3 Toronto 44 46 .489 9.0 5-5 Oakland 44 47 .484 9.5 2-8
- I am an agnostic except for baseball, where I celebrate the baseball saints like Gehrig and Christy Mattewson.