Never thought the day would happen when a Boston Red Sox win would feel happy. Well it did tonight, as the Red Sox beat the Rays 6-1, in Tampa Bay.
As a Yankees fan, it was reassuring considering the 180 degree turn the group has taken for the worse.
Just ten days ago, the Red Sox had a similar look that the Yankees seemed to have caught.
Just look at the AL East standings from May 15. 2010 to today:
It is a reminder how quickly the tides can roll in MLB, but if the Yankees want to stay right on the Rays back the losing has to stop now.
The Yankees have gotten where they are only because of their young players, like Cano, Garner, Swisher, Russo, Hughes, Chamberlain and Cervelli who have stepped it. The time is now for Arod, Jeter, and Teixeira to support the team on their shoulders or else the Yankees might not be able to get back oon their feet.
The Yankees will face the Blue Jays for three games on June 4th in Toronto.
If these three all-stars do not step it up and cannot do the job, the Yankees will be starring up at the Blue Jays and the Red Sox in the standings.
Still, the Yankees seem to have the spirit to fight. Yankees leave a glimmer of hope with late game surges of scoring runs, even in the recent defeats.
This tells me this Yankees team, just like their rivals in Boston, is not yet.