• June 18th vs. The Cubs

    Posted by on June 18th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    Some game today, huh? Five-in-a-row now.

    Today, Jeter hits his first homerun ever with the bases loaded, after 154 Plate Appearances with the bags juiced (in his career) prior to today’s blast. And, he had another tater to boot.

    Obi Wang goes eight, facing just 4 batters over the minimum. (I have to say, right now, of all the Yankees starters, Wang is the one that makes me feel most comfortable heading into the game. Another good start and I just might start lobbying for him to be on the A.L. All-Star team.)

    While all of this is good stuff, what really excites me is that, as I write this, if the O’s lose tonight, then the Yankees will be just 4 games out of first place. (I’ll be tracking the score of the Baltimore game this evening, for sure!)

    What an incredible state that would be, if it comes true later today. Sixty-seven games into the season – where the Yankees have underachieved (just about to the max) – and they could sit just 4 back of first at the close of business on June 18th.

    Gosh, this is a season for the taking. I hope they realize that too.

    Comments on June 18th vs. The Cubs

    1. June 18th, 2005 | 11:38 pm

      O’s end up winning…..oh, well, there’s always tomorrow!

    2. Jen
      June 19th, 2005 | 12:17 am

      Yeah, but the Red Sox lost so, you know, we got that going for us.

    3. seamus
      June 19th, 2005 | 8:23 am

      I was just as happy that the Red Sox lost because as much as I thought from the beginning that the O’s could compete, I just don’t think they are quite there in terms of closing out the division for the season.

      A lot of folks may be missing how good a shape the Yankees are in. I am glad that this team found their struggles early enough to adjust in time for a pennant race.

    4. June 19th, 2005 | 9:31 am

      How awesome would it be to be 3 back when they meet the O’s in three series, and then the Yanks take all three?

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