Breaking news! The Tampa Bay Rays are not the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A’s or Houston Astros.
For the record, with this loss, the Yankees are 66-38 overall this season. But, they’re 24-5 when playing the O’s, Tribe, A’s and ‘Stros and 42-33 when playing everyone else. And, by the way, they’re now 5-6 when playing the Rays…and at least two of those wins against Tampa were extremely close.
Really, if anyone wants to brag about the Yankees being 28 games over .500, tell them that 19 of those 28 games came via the sad-sacks in Baltimore, Cleveland, Oakland and Houston. And, for sure, it’s not from playing the Tampa Bay Rays.
In fact, the Yankees were lucky not to get swept by the Rays in this series.
Man, the Yankees looked flat today. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees could have put on a better showing. Even the new Yankees looked like duds today. Berkman looked like Jason Giambi in his last year as a Yankee – especially in the field. And, Kerry Wood looks like the second coming of Kyle Farnsworth. Just an ugly day in Yankeeland.
So, the Yankees now have just a one-game lead in the East with 58 games to go. Good thing for them that their schedule in August is an easy one. And, hopefully, they won’t blow it.