You can now write story of the 2009 A.L. East standings, with six games left on the schedule…because it’s over. And, the New York Yankees have won the division, have locked up home field throughout the post-season, and have turned out the lights on the regular season for the rest of the A.L. East – including the Boston Red Sox.
I’ll be honest…I’m a little worried about the Yankees offense right now. In their last 12 games, including this contest, they’ve scored 54 runs. But, 10 of those 54 runs came in one game where they beat up some pitcher by the name of Douglas Wildes Fister. Take that contest out and they’ve only scored 44 runs in their last 11 games. New York will have to score more runs than that in October to have some hope of getting past the ALDS.
But, in any event, right now, there’s only one question that’s really important in Yankeeland: Twins or Tigers? And, that’s because the Yankees have wrapped up the regular season, now, and the next step is who will they play in the ALDS.