The New York Yankeeshave caused plenty of drama lately.
No, the clubhouse is not in total disarray like their old rivals up in Boston.
And since the Yankees, along with 28 other teams, do not have a phenom-pitching prospect quite like the Nationals Stephen Strasburg to worry about, they do not have too.
Now, the Yankees are short of issues themselves, as they are eagerly waiting for Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, and CC Sabathia to get off the DL; as well as the latest absence of Robinson Cano who, according to skipper Joe Girardi is day-to-day with a stiff neck.
Still, in the wake of all these injuries the Yankees have been quietly going about their business, which is finding ways to win baseball games.
Nonetheless, in society today, winning games amidst key injuries is not as front-page worthy as cheating or partying and playing video games. And admittedly I am just as guilty as the next guy for falling into this trap.
But the Yankees are playing too well right now to just get ignored, as last night’s 3-2 win vs. Rangers marked the team’s seventh win in their last 10; and will be going for the four-game sweep of Texas this afternoon in the Bronx.
The Yankees become the first AL team to hit 70 wins on the season, and lead baseball in homers (180) and RBIs (561), and they are posting a .300 BA so far in the month of August . The Yankees are hitting an MLB-best .319 with runners in scoring position since June 23, which is HUGE.
Now, the Orioles, who are now 6-games back and the Rays, who are 7-back respectively each seem very determined and I don’t seem to be going anywhere soon so keep an eye on both teams as potential and serious threats.
So, kudos to the Yankees for staying focused on one thing…..winning.