Check this out: 20 days ago, when the bad start to this season hit its low-mark, I wrote in an entry to WasWatching.com:
If the Yankees losses equal the new number (22) on Cano’s back before they win their 12th game, at least two members of the Yankees braintrust will be fired. Maybe more than two.
Since that time, when New York’s record stood at 11-19, the Yankees have gone 15-2 – - and they still have not registered their 22nd loss of the season. And, with the win this evening, the Yanks now share 2nd place in the AL East (with the Toronto Blue Jays). And, for the cherry on top, the Red Sox (with a loss this evening) presently reside under Team Stein in the standings.
With Boston coming to the Stadium to play three this weekend, it’s always better to be up on them (and use these games as a chance to drive them further away) rather than having to use these games to try and catch up to them.
It’s absolutely incredible how this team has turned it around in less than three weeks.
Speaking of turnarounds, it was also 20 days ago when an entry made here said that it was time for Kevin Brown to pitch better or hit the road.
Since that time, Brown has won four starts in a row, allowing just 6 earned runs in 25 innings pitched. While I still never want to see Kevin starting a Game 7 in the post-season again for New York, if he’s going to pitch like this in the regular season, by all means, he can stick around.
And, how ’bout poor A-Rod? He hits a homerun tonight deep into the Yankees bullpen to give the team the eventual winning lead in the game. The ball was crushed. Nah, it was more than crushed. Today, for us, Mr. Rodriguez served up a very special super-sized dish of piping hot Pureed Rawlings this evening. And, as much as that seems like it should be the lead story here, the bigger picture items in terms of the rebound of Brown and the team in general deserve to have the position here of being in the spotlight, on showcase.
Here’s hoping the next three days brings numerous other positive stories that will have to jockey for top billing in their respective WasWatching.com entries.