The good news: The Yankees have now won three in a row – with the last two coming against the first place Tampa Bay Rays…at the Trop, where the Rays play very well.
The bad news: Take a look at the standings tomorrow morning.
I have to be honest about how I feel about the Yankees, at this moment, and this game, overall.
Sure, it was fun to see Phil Coke do well. And, the buzz around A-Rod’s monster homerun and the replay review of it was interesting tonight. But, on the whole, I could not get too excited about watching this game. Yes, I know the Yankees are on life-support. And, yes, I know that – at the worst – they could be playing spoiler now with the Red Sox and Rays being so close to each other. Nonetheless, in terms of registering on my thrill-meter, this game had about the same juice-level as a Spring Training game. Whether it’s wrong or not, I just had a hard time really getting into it.
Once the Yankees lost two of three to both the Red Sox and Blue Jays, on their last homestand, it just took all the wind out of this season for me. And, continuing to be candid, I’ll admit that I’m going to be bothered if Alex Rodriguez hits something like 15 homers this month and the Yankees win a bunch of games…after the brutal month of August that he and the team had this year (when wins were really needed). It’s almost as if…well…now it’s “garbage time” and all of a sudden Alex is homering everyday and the team is winning games again.
Am I the only one who feels this way about this game, tonight, and A-Rod, and the team, going forward, now, following those series against Boston and Toronto?