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?’ »
The dazzling performance by starter Michael Pineda that lead the Yankees to defeat the Red Sox last night 4-1, has been entirely dwarfed by pine tar.
Surprise, surprise everyone from ESPN’s Baseball Tonight to the NY Daily News is focusing on the brown, gooey substance located on the inside part of Pineda’s right wrist and not the game of baseball that was played between one of oldest rivalry’s in sports.
Forget that Dean Anna hit his first Major League homer, or how Cesar Cabral and David Phelps struck out five Red Sox bats in the last two and half innings to seal the win for the Yankees.
And no need to mention that the Yankees bats are getting warmer, or how Captain Derek Jeter had two hits, and scored a run in his last, first regular season game vs. Boston in the Bronx.