Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Next Ten Days

The Yankees head out for a ten day road trip, starting tonight in Seattle. They have a 5.5 game lead (though Boston lost this afternoon, so technically, its 6 right now). Boston is on the road for 6 games while the Yanks play four at Seattle and three at Oakland. Then, the Yankees head to the matrix of Evil in all of America, Fenway Park, the gateway to you-know-where (no, not heaven).

The next ten days will decide if the Yankees cruise to the AL East crown or if they are going to make a race out of it after all. If we go into a funk and Boston gets close again, it could get interesting. If we keep playing well, win say 6 of 10 (including at least 2 in Boston), we probably have things in hand. If we go 2-8 or 3-7, especially if we get swept at Fenway, it could get Boston's juices flowing.

I am concerned about the Yankees right now. Our pitching has been great and we have been getting timely hitting. But we have a number of guys in a funk. Arod seems to be hurting. It seems to me that we are sitting back and waiting for the home run instead of manufacturing runs and getting two-out hits.

I guess since we just won 9 of 10 and are something like 20-6 since the break, we shouldn't be too harsh. But I see some problems that could come back to haunt us.

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