OH WHAT A NIGHT:
The Bombers had it all from solid pitching, an offense that scored with RISP, and productive defensive. But of course it wouldn’t be a Yankee game without some long ball, so how about a Nick Swisher grand slam.
Looking back this was one of the best Yankees win of the season, as after heading into the third inning down 0-2, the Yankees just outmatched Texas in every possible way.
REALITY AND POSSIBILITIES:
It is no secret that the Yankees are fighting for their October lives, as there are too many injury issues lingering; but also the competition out of the West and Central divisions means there is no guarantee that either Wild Card will come out of the AL East at all this season.
I keep wondering if such a veteran team, like the Yankees, can weather the remaining regular season storm long enough to hold off the Rays and Orioles who are breathing down their necks?
Well, if the Yankees can repeat anywhere near last night’s performance you can bet this team is heading to the World Series.
But reality is that was just one night, one win and in the bigger picture it doesn’t mean squat until they play that well again, but it sure felt good.
Looking back on the game it certainly made me a tad nostalgic just thinking about what could come of this.
In all honesty, during the game, I was waiting for Derek Lowe to literally melt on the mound, as I presumed the Ranger bats would put an assault on him.
But that never happened, at least not yesterday as the Yankees looked like the total package, while giving fans a reason to believe.