• Weeks 20 & 21 – 2009

    Posted by on August 31st, 2009 · Comments (2)

    I missed last week’s report. (Disney trip and all.) So, with this report, you get two for the price of one!

    What stands out the most in my mind, during week twenty, was that the Yankees, with the results of those games up at Fenway Park, basically relegated the Red Sox to the chase for the Wildcard (and out of the race for the A.L. East crown).

    What stands out the most in my mind, this past week, is that the Yankees lost two of three to the Rangers – who are also in the hunt for the Wildcard – and then swept the White Sox – without breaking much of a sweat. It also makes me wonder if New York eased off the throttle…just a bit…when playing Texas to somewhat stick it to the Sox…

    ah…but that’s probably more suited for a Wild Thought rather than a Weekly Report…or, is it?

    Comments on Weeks 20 & 21 – 2009

    1. Corey
      August 31st, 2009 | 9:10 am

      i don’t think they let off the throttle against Texas..the first game they almost came back, and if not for a stupid call by Girardi (having swisher bunt in the 9th with 0 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd), they might have come back, as they ended up scoring 4 in the 9th and lost by 1, to the tune of 10-9.

      The 2nd game, they came back and did what good teams do: Come back after a tough loss and put ’em away.

      The third game, if not for Coke’s implosion, was certainly close throughout as they were only down by 1, 3-2, in the 7th when it happened.

    2. MJ
      August 31st, 2009 | 10:13 am

      I highly doubt that they eased up but, more to the point, I don’t see why they’d ease up against a potential playoff opponent in order to conserve energy/focus for a White Sox team that isn’t going anywhere. If you told me the Yanks looked past Texas because they had the Angels/Red Sox/Rays next, I suppose I could buy into that idea but I don’t think they were looking past Texas for Ozzie’s mediocre ballclub.

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