Thank you Oakland A’s…
And, more importantly, thank you Zack Greinke! (The Red Sox are not exactly the same team on the road, as they are at Fenway, are they?)
So, the Yankees are in the post-season. And, thanks to this win for New York and Boston’s loss to the Royals, it’s looking somewhat more safe that the Yankees will win the A.L. East – and will not have to face the Angels in the ALDS…which they probably would have…if Boston had passed them and New York was the wildcard.
Now, on to the game…
Am I the only one seeing a pattern with Chad Gaudin in his starts? He’s good, when he’s good, for four or five innings, and, when he’s done…he’s done…there’s nothing left in the tank. Still, if managed properly…that’s better than what Joba Chamberlain’s been doing.
Oh, and, let’s not lose sight of the fact that the Yankees almost lost this one – after having a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th inning. Alfredo Aceves was not pretty in the 6th inning and the whole Yankees team looked ugly in the 8th inning. Sure, the A’s had beaten the Rangers about that time…but, still…you want to see the team focus better, no?
It will be interesting to see if the Yankees, and the Red Sox as well, now bother to show up for the series in the Bronx this weekend.