• One Game

    Posted by on June 16th, 2011 · Comments (5)

    Today, the Yankees finish their 10-game homestand against “tough teams” (Boston, Cleveland and Texas). 

    With a win, it would give the Yankees an impressive 6-4 mark in these games.  With a loss, it gives them a 5-5 mark…just .500 baseball…and worse than that since they were beaten up badly by Boston.

    Interesting how one game can swing which way the brush paints the picture of this homestand…

    Comments on One Game

    1. Scout
      June 16th, 2011 | 11:54 am

      How is a record of 5-5 “worse than that since they were badly beaten by Boston”? Last I looked, a loss to the Red Sox counts the same in the standings as any other. Do the Yankees also get points for lop-sided victories over both the Indians and the Rangers?

    2. June 16th, 2011 | 12:24 pm

      @ Scout:
      Worse because, as a fan, it hurts more when they lose to Boston.
      Tack that on to just playing .500 over their last 10 games.

    3. #15
      June 16th, 2011 | 12:29 pm

      To me, the West Coast swing (we should have won all three series) and this homestand, except the Boston series of course, tells us the Yankees are one of the better teams in the AL right now. Not great, but pretty darn good. We are behind Boston and Phillie as the third best team in the baseball. Boston is hot and, objectively, better right now. If we can get through some of the injury stuff… our 8th ining guy, our 7th inning guy, lefty bench bat/back-up corner infielder, starting SS, starting catcher, one of our better starters (Colon) and another starter (Hughes)…. jeezzz that’s a bad list, and Jorge, Alex and Swisher step up some like they’ve shown of late, we’ll win 90+ games and at least a wild card spot. Is Boston that special? I’m guessing both Pedroia and Ellsbury will visit the DL for some stretch of time; other than Beckett, their collective pitching staff is no better than ours, not sure Papi can keep it up at this pace, and they are weak behind the dish. Still, I can see them winning close to 100 games. Mid-season adjustments may determine how we stack up head to head come October.

    4. June 16th, 2011 | 12:40 pm

      #15 wrote:

      Mid-season adjustments may determine how we stack up head to head come October.

      Agreed.

    5. Scout
      June 16th, 2011 | 6:51 pm

      So, with today’s win, I guess we can call the home stand “impressive”. Good to see Steve being so upbeat!

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