• A Must Win Game On June 9th?

    Posted by on June 8th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    On April 23, 2004, when Jose Contreras was getting pounded by the Red Sox, on the YES coverage, Paul O’Neill said something like “You can pitch great against all the other teams, but, if you play for the Yankees, sooner or later, you’re going to have to prove you can pitch against the Boston Red Sox, or you’ll be done.”

    After today’s game, you can pretty much say the same thing about the 2011 Yankees.  Sooner or later, they’re going to have to prove that they can beat the Boston Red Sox – and tomorrow would be a great time to start.

    Yeah, I know it’s only June.  But, I’m sorry.  Another sweep by Boston this season, at home in the Bronx, will just be too much to take.

    Comments on A Must Win Game On June 9th?

    1. MJ Recanati
      June 8th, 2011 | 10:54 pm

      Too much to take is an emotional response. I can certainly agree that it would suck if they lose tomorrow…but there’s no such thing as a must-win game when the consequence of losing would only be a two game deficit in early June.

    2. Raf
      June 9th, 2011 | 7:53 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      but there’s no such thing as a must-win game when the consequence of losing would only be a two game deficit in early June.

      Yep. Take a look at how the season series have turned out for, oh, the last 20 years.

    3. YankCrank
      June 9th, 2011 | 9:08 am

      It would suck, but losing tonight means we’re only two games out of first. Not exactly the end of the world for the Yankees if you ask me.

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