Ho, hum….Another day, another A-Rod homer. O.K. seriously, the A.L. record for most homers in a season by a right-handed batter is 58 (by Jimmie Foxx in 1932 and Hank Greenberg in 1938.) That’s a very, very, long standing record…and, I would love to see Alex break that, this season, as a member of the Yankees.
And, what more can you say about Worm Killer Wang? He has an excellent shot at 19 wins this season. What’s the big deal with that? It would give him back-to-back seasons of 19 wins.
The last time a Yankees pitcher had back-to-back seasons of 19+ wins was Tommy John (another sinkerball pitcher) during 1979-1980. That’s a long time ago too. (Before T.J., the last one to do it was Mel Stottlemyre in 1968-69. Before Mel, the previous one was Vic Raschi 1948-1951.)
Magic Alex. Magic Wang. Oh, and, by the way, the Yankees magic number for the Wildcard is now 16. It’s all good.