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Yankees are back on top again

Finally, the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2; and they did it at Tropicana Field, which ESPN’s Matt Ehalt nicknamed the Yankees “House of Horrors.”

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New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles April 24, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With a Baltimore Orioles loss up in Canada, the Yankees stand alone atop the AL East by one-game.

The Yankees certainly cut it close, as it is getting almost too late.

From being riddled with injuries, to blowing a 10-game division lead in the course of a month, the Yankees held a much-needed team meeting following Tuesday’s, 5-2, loss. And you can bet that sharing first-place with Baltimore didn’t sit too well in the closed-door session.

See, collapsing isn’t supposed to happen in the Bronx, as that kind-of-stuff is for Queens and Boston, not to the mighty Yankees.

So not only is Yankee Universe have to play better, but adapting to their new reality of having to go and fight all over again if they want to play in the postseason.

Fact is that this Yankees team can still win, as these players have without question proven that this season.

How can the Yankees do this?

Hitting and homeruns have been this team’s strength, as when the Yankee line-up is hot they win games and beat teams.

Just think about it… if you take away anyone/anything’s greatest asset, his or her mediocrity gets unavoidably exploited.

Problem now is that time is not on the Yankees side, and the only way to crawl out of the hole they have dug themselves into is to do what worked before.

And that is win games with their bats.

So, can the Yankees get themselves hot again?

Well, that is easier said than done but the Yankees have enough experience to figure it out and this drought has gone on long enough that getting hot could be now.

The Yankees start a four-game set against the Orioles tonight, and if they want the AL East it is ripe for the taking.

 “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” - Zig Ziglar




6 Comments

  1. coolnewyorker says:

    Wow! What a turn around….from players bashing, veterans dissing, doomsaying, spreading glooms and heralding bad news, gutter lingo and facinations with uncategorized STATS that serve her yankeephobic foreboding, Kate is now none of these. For all it's worth, I must say it's about time.

    She has turned to posting relatively sanitized article with nothing but blah content of pointing out the obvious…"Yanks have to play better" to….blah blah blah. Duh?

    At this time last year, Yanks were on top of division by mere half game and went on to clinch by 6 games.

    Something to hope for.

    This time let me be the harbinger of not-so-good news(Kate needs a breather, I suppose). This September journey to October is going to be hell.

    And the not-so-bad news: Yanks have been there earlier, in all of August. And survived, perilously, at the top.

    It is the most exciting pennant race in years. It's a pity if the old abrasive doomsaying Kate resurfaces and spoils it for the YB Yanks fans.

    • vog says:

      The yankees were up by 2.5 games on Sept 5/6 2011, 3 in the loss column. What year were you looking at?

      Maybe you should write for YB, so we can comment on you!!

    • G-man says:

      "What a turn around….from players bashing, veterans dissing, doomsaying, spreading glooms and heralding bad news, gutter lingo and facinations with uncategorized STATS that serve her yankeephobic foreboding, "

      Does all of that enter your mind or do you take a breathe before you cut and paste your way through your babble?

      Comment on the article itself, take issues with some facts, but don't insert yourself into the author's thoughts or motivations. Vog is right, the 1 fact regarding standings you screw up on. Too busy with your prose writing I guess.

  2. coolnewyorker says:

    In 2011, Yanks entered September ranked second- half a game behind, then took over first ranking by half game the following day, Sept 2nd till the 3rd. By the 4th, they were 1.5 games ahead, 2.5 from the 5th to the 10th…and from then on they kept padding their lead by as many as 8 from the 24th to 26th. They were 7 games up on the 27 and lost the last game of the season the following day to TBR ….finishing the regular season with 97-65 record, 6 games on top of the division.

    This is the kind of STAT posting I expect from Kate…not all the ones she puts up uncategorized to serve her yankeephobic doomsaying purpose.

    • vog says:

      Thanks for the trip down 2011 lane. however, your post stated: " At this time last year, Yanks were on top of division by mere half game and went on to clinch by 6 games"

      Not the beginning of Sept but on Sept 6 when you wrote it. It was your STAT, not Kate's. Then you predictably go on your phobic foreboding rant.

      Just once stay positive. You'll feel better!!!!

  3. coolnewyorker says:

    Hey Vog….You're welcome.

    I did not write at this day or this date. At this time is a referral to entering September in last year pennant race.

    I know what the Yanks record was on any day or date in September. Had I known you would be this date specific, I would have specified a date.

    Same thing with "This time let me be the harbinger of not-so-good news(Kate needs a breather, I suppose). This September journey to October is going to be hell".

    Please note there is no date or day specified. It's all about this time in September..

    And yes…it's gonna be a hellish September..

    .

    This time last year, Yanks were struggling to stay on top…not unlike this year. But this year it is gonna be tighter…even without Bosox.