A big thank you to the Boston Red Sox is in order.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles, after losing two in a row to the bottom feeding Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees got stumped once again. This time it was to the Halos of Anaheim with a final score of 2-1.
Certainly not an idyllic way to begin a West Coast visit, as the Bronx Bombers bats have lost some life recently and couldn’t muster up more than a run on the scoreboard behind a solid seven inning outing by Bartolo Colon. The one run was off the bat of Yankees rookie phenom Jesus Montero, who hit it out of the park off CY Young candidate Jared Weaver.
Now in an official slump, the Yankees need to wake-up. Not to mention the pending elbow injury to outfielder Nick Swisher, who was not in the line-up vs. Anaheim because he was waiting to see the Angels team doctor instead.
The NY Post’s George E. King III reported that Swisher said this of the injury:
“It’s a sharp pain, scary. I’m not a guy who likes to take too many days off.”
Yikes! That is not what Yankee fans want to hear about their All-Star right fielder. I can promise you that the Yankee brass knows more than they are sharing.
Even with so little of the season remaining, things don’t get any easier for the Yankees.
There is no excuse more pathetic and whiney than blaming a hectic schedule for lack of effort. Especially envisioning the chic way in which the Yankees travel, which is about ten times nicer than what you imagine it to be.
Regardless it is September baseball and the Yankees have luckily not been the only team limping now.
As without the poor play of the Red Sox to balance the Yankees three game-skid things could have been a lot worse, as the Bombers could be looking up at Boston. Instead the Yankees rival has allowed them to keep up the 2 and ½ game lead in the AL East.
So, once again thank you Red Sox Nation, but it is time that the Yankees start to earn the spot themselves.
“All we do is put wins in the record books. We win so radically in our underwear before our first cup of coffee, it’s scary. People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the view.” – Charlie Sheen
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