Via Over The Green Monster –
Following Tuesday night’s series-clinching win at Tropicana Field against baseball’s top team record-wise, the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston has now won seven of their last eight games. An impressive statistic only made more notable by the competition featured on the schedule during this stretch — the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays — three of whom are atop their respective divisions with a combined record of 84-50, while the latter [Yankees] currently sit eight games above .500 at 26-18.
The fuel for this Red Sox resurgence is the exact same grade used by the New York Yankees during their trip to a World Series title in 2009 — as well as that which helped propel the Tampa Bay Rays while they coasted to an early A.L. East division lead here in 2010 — premium starting pitching.
Gotta admit, running through the Yanks, Twinkies, Phils and Rays ain’t exactly like cutting through chopped liver. So, what do you think? Should the Yankees be just as concerned with Boston coming on as they are with Tampa Bay running away?