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Yankees: Doubly bad weekend in the Bronx

Red Sox Dugout

Red Sox Dugout (Photo credit: kim.rossi)

My dad used to always say, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.”

So, when the New York Yankees (41-39) lost the rubber game to the Boston Red Sox (38-44) last night, 8-5 yesterday, it was more than just a typical, regular season series to blow.

Heading into the weekend three game set, the Bronx Bombers had not one, but two opportunities sitting a silver platter ripe for the picking; and one game was a Masahiro Tanaka start to boot.

Friday night with Vidal Nuno on the hill, the Yankees beat Boston 6-0 with Vidal Nuno on the hill.

And all felt great in Yankees Universe especially with Tanaka starting Saturday.

Well, that positive feeling was short-lived as the Yankees offense scored only one run, and lost to Red Sox Jon Lester, 2-1.

Tanaka pitched all nine innings, and the offense didn’t get past second base after the third inning. It was a pathetic showing once again, and watching this anemic offense again was frustrating beyond belief.

Maybe you didn’t realize that if the Yankees had won on Sunday, they would be only one game back from the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays?

Since both the Blue Jays and Rays lost yesterday, so if the Yankees had won they would be one game out in second place instead of two games back in third.

Or how losing two of three to the Red Sox puts Boston six games out of first?

The Red Sox came into the Bronx on Friday night, eight games back. This opened the door for the Yankees to give Boston less of a reason to consider making a trade by winning this weekend series.

Well, since the Red Sox did what the Yankees should have done, they site just four games behind New York in the division.

It is pretty obvious how I was feeling about the Yankees after this past weekend’s series, but how did others feel around Yankees Universe?

Here are tweets from other Yankees fans following Sunday’s rubber game loss to the below .500 Boston Red Sox.

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