Breathe, New York. This weekend at Fenway was the Red Sox at their best, and the Yankees at their worst, and we were still in every game to the final pitch. Basically, Boston can’t get any better as a team, and the Bombers have no where to go but up. They threw their three guns at us – Schilling, Beckett, and Matsuzaka – and we tagged them each for 5+ runs (even without Matsui, Posada, and Damon on occaision). An overworked bullpen due to an inexperienced rotation (due to injuries, as always) is the main concern at the moment – not the Red Sox. We will get better as we get more healthy.
And as for A-Rod this weekend, even though Okajima and Papelbon won their ninth inning battles against him on Friday night and Sunday night, respectively, every Yankee fan in the world wanted him at the plate in those two spots. Even on Saturday, it was awesome to hear John Sterling trying to game out what it would take to get A-Rod to the plate one last time, to give the Yankees a chance. This is a huge amount of progress in terms of support for Alex, from both the media and us, the fans. Let’s continue to stay positive – even after a weekend as dissapointing as this one – and the rewards will follow.
We all know Alex is capable.