So, the entire city will be cheering on the New York Rangers who are about to play for the Stanley Cup starting this coming Wednesday night either in Chicago or Los Angeles. The last time the Rangers won the Cup was back in 1994, so they are certainly due for another.
As for the New York Yankees, if they want to win a World Series in 2014 they have to start playing a lot better. This means staying healthy is key, and even though the Yankees are older just watch the San Antonio Spurs and that excuse goes right out the window.
Mark Teixeira on the basepaths during a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on August 26, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After another ruff patch, the New York Yankees seem back on track winning a third game in row, 6-4 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, following taking the two prior to split a four-game set vs. the Chicago White Sox.
Beating the Cards at Busch Stadium marked the Yankees second extra-innings win in their last six games, leaving them 4-1 in games that went over nine-innings.
Presently, the Yankees are in second place in the AL East, two back from the hot Toronto Blue Jays who are 9-1 in their last 10-games, and are looking to earn their eighth “W” in a row tonight.
Reality is the Yankees cannot afford to have another mini-collapse with the way the Blue Jays are rolling. Toronto just swept the AL leading Oakland A’s, which means this team is for real.
No doubt, May has not been the healthiest month for the Yankees, as the injuries seemed to come from every direction.
Games that were winnable turned into lost opportunities because this 2014 team has not found its groove, and they desperately need. The Yankees have faked fans by looking real good, only to got and lose a few stingers in a row.
True, the Yankees did beat the Cubs, 4-2 in the second game yesterday afternoon. And yes, it did take 13-innings to accomplish, but it doesn’t get better for fans than when their team shows some fight.