Things got a little tense there in the 9th inning of this one, didn’t it?
The Yankees out-scored the Twins, 21-16, in this four-game series – taking four wins in the process. I wonder when was the last time the Yankees swept a four-game set from a team where the overall run differential was five runs or less? Has it ever happened? Think about that…the overall run differential in a four-game sweep cannot be less than four runs…and it was just five in this case. Wow.
In his last 14 games, including this one, Mark Teixeira has hit exactly as the Yankees, and their fans, has hoped that he would this season. Batting lefty, Teixeira’s swing reminds me of D. B. Sweeney playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Eight Men Out.” Anyone else see that? (And, I don’t mean this as a slap – I actually liked Sweeney’s swing in that movie.)
Yanks have now won eight of their last ten. And, they play their next six games at the Stadium. How sweet would it be if they win five of their next six and string this run out to be 13 wins out of 16 games? Or, is that just getting greedy?