• Hey, Was That The Red Sox That Went Flying By?

    Posted by on May 28th, 2011 · Comments (10)

    The Boston Red Sox started this season by losing 10 of their first 12 games.  Yes, that’s right, they went 2-10.  And, now, they’re a game better than the Yankees in the standings!

    How did that happen?

    Simple, since April 16th, the Red Sox have gone 27-12 and the Yankees have gone 20-17. 

    But, more so, since April 25th, the Yankees have gone 15-16 and the Red Sox have gone 19-11.

    New York better get their act together, and soon, or else they’re going to get left in Boston’s dust.

    Comments on Hey, Was That The Red Sox That Went Flying By?

    1. MJ Recanati
      May 28th, 2011 | 9:23 am

      Your implied argument is once again flawed. When the Red Sox started out 2-10, you correctly didn’t write them off. During the same stretch, you argued that the Yankees fast start was a mirage because they were beating up on bad teams at home.

      Now that the Red Sox are hot, your original faith in Boston is being vindicated. Yet you continue to discount the Yankees because now they’re playing .500 baseball.

      It’s odd how you can gloss over the Red Sox streaks and offer rationalizations but won’t contextualize the Yankees streaks in the same way.

      It’s your own way of discounting wins. Totally logically inconsistent.

    2. May 28th, 2011 | 9:35 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Save your wannabe president of the debate club rhetoric.

      The bottom line here is that, on April 15th, the Yankees were 5 games better than the Red Sox in the standings and today Boston is one game better than New York. That’s a 6-game swing in 6 weeks.

      Boston is trending up and New York is trending down.

      My point is that the Yankees better stop this trend – or else they will be out of it soon.

      I’m not saying that the Yankees will not stop the trend. And, I’m not saying that the Red Sox will keep it up. I’m just saying, if the Yankees don’t play better, they will be in deep shit soon.

      If you don’t see the logic in that, I cannot help you.

    3. MJ Recanati
      May 28th, 2011 | 1:14 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      This isn’t debate club rhetoric, Steve. The fact is, you inconsistently apply your logic as it suits you.

    4. May 28th, 2011 | 1:27 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      The fact is, you inconsistently apply your logic as it suits you.

      WRONG. This is your opinion. Not a fact.
      Of course, you’re entitled to an opinion. But, that doesn’t make it right, or, a fact.

    5. May 28th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:

      Simple, since April 16th, the Red Sox have gone 27-12 and the Yankees have gone 20-17.

      But, more so, since April 25th, the Yankees have gone 15-16 and the Red Sox have gone 19-11.

      New York better get their act together, and soon, or else they’re going to get left in Boston’s dust.

      MJ, I challenge you. Above is what I wrote. Tell me, of all of the above, which statements are not correct.

      There are none. The numbers are fact. And, the projection that, if the Yankees do not improve their performance, as it’s been since 4/16 and/or 4/25, New York will be in trouble this year is sound and reasonable. How anyone can say that there is no logic here means they have blinders on to the facts.

    6. Raf
      May 28th, 2011 | 3:08 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      they have blinders on to the facts.

      Yeah, tell me about it…

    7. Raf
      May 28th, 2011 | 3:10 pm

      Too bad the Red Sox are 4-0 against the Tigers, or else they’d have the same number of wins as the Orioles ;)

    8. Evan3457
      May 28th, 2011 | 4:25 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ MJ Recanati:

      New York better get their act together, and soon, or else they’re going to get left in Boston’s dust….And, the projection that, if the Yankees do not improve their performance, as it’s been since 4/16 and/or 4/25, New York will be in trouble this year is sound and reasonable.

      Actually, this is a projection/opinion. It might be sound and reasonable, and it might not be. It is also possible for the Yanks to flounder for an addition 45 games, and still rally in plenty of time to be a factor in the divisional race, unless Boston keeps winning 70% of their games, which they might do.

      I’d remind you that the Yanks floundered for 70 games two years ago, and you were proclaiming gloom and doom then, and it didn’t work out quite that way.

      And, again, even if the Sox beat them by 10 games or more for the division, they can still win the Wild Card; I don’t see any other super teams out there that are going to blow the Yankees out by 10 games, unless the Yanks drop to .500 or below and stay there.

      They have to hit better; if they do, they’re OK, if not, then they’re not OK.

    9. ken
      May 28th, 2011 | 5:05 pm

      Biggest problem as I see it is Yankees have corner OF’s and a DH who are not hitting the way that what is expected from those positions.

    10. clintfsu813
      June 1st, 2011 | 7:36 am

      Hey Boston..was that the Yanks flying past you again and into first?

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