O.K., the Pirates are a really bad team. And, the Yankees should beat them, easily. So, sure, I can see where some might not get all jazzed-up about the last three games. However, given the way the Yankees have played, at times, this season, anything is possible – including losing games to the Pirates. Therefore, as we know that the team with the most talent and/or biggest payroll does not always win, I’m happy to see the Yankees take these last three games.
Here’s a question for you: Can A-Rod have a “June” bigger than his “April” this year? Well, he’s on pace to have a bigger one. Imagine that?
Together, A-Rod and Abreu have been a two-man wrecking crew during this recent Yankees streak. It’s fun to watch. And, if they keep going like this, until the end of the year (and if Alex opts out), it’s going to give the Yankees two interesting contract decisions this off-season.
But, perhaps the bigger question for the day, in Yankeeland, is Tyler Clippard. He was great in his first start, shaky in his second and third start, improved in his fourth start, and then just ugly today (in his fifth start).
The agents for Runelvys Hernandez and Kei Igawa are probably watching all of Clippard’s starts and texting away at Brian Cashman like mad. I hope that Tyler starts pitching better and keeps those two down at Triple-A. And, when I say “better” I mean six innings (plus) per start and keeping the other team to three or four runs (or less). I still think Clippard can do it. But, time is running out for him to prove it.