Following winning yesterday’s double header against the Cubs, the New York Yankees land in Tampa on a four game winning streak to face their divisional rival Rays.
This series is a big one not only because Tropicana Field, the dome home of the Rays has not been the friendliest place to the Yankees over the last few years. It is the Rays themselves, who have been a problem for the Yankees since 2010.
Since winning the 2009 World Series, the Yankees have gone 32-41 vs. the Rays, and 14-22 at the Trop. The last 22 games the Yankees have only won six.
Still even with all the recent miseries at the Trop, I do believe the Yankees team can take this series from magical skipper Joe Maddon and his Rays if they win tonight.
Español: David Ortiz en 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I will get right to the point.
Beating Boston tonight could benefit the Yankees in more ways than one.
Last season, the playoff-less Yankees went 6-13 against the now reining World Champion Red Sox; and the embarrassment is still fresh in New York. The 2013 Yankees lost the fan base’s faith, and winning is the only thing that can repair that. Remember, the Big Apple is also home to the Mets, so Yankees fans have saw them collapse firsthand, which only made their leash of loyalty shorter. And when has beating the Champs ever been a bad thing?
Right now the Yankees are a .500 team with a 6-6 record, which lands them second in the AL East behind the Rays. Yesterday afternoon’s 7-4 win gives the Yankees a 2-1 series lead, and a chance to take the four-game set with a win tonight. Yes, it is only 13-games into the 162-game regular season, but the AL East is loaded and bottom line is 7-6 is better than 6-7. Continue reading ‘Yankees: What beating Boston tonight means?’ »