Well, here we go everyone… the optimist in me sees a monster start from Clemens today (did you see his last start), which will allow the Yankees to go for a sweep of the Angels on Sunday. Couple that with the Red Sox possibly getting swept this weekend in Detroit (their pitching doesn’t match up well) and the Yankees COULD POSSIBLY BE 8 GAMES BACK (in the loss column) at the All-Star break. 8 games. Better than 14, one game behind where they were before the never-to-be-mentioned-again road-trip to Colorado and San Franscisco. In other words, “headed in the RIGHT direction”. Hang on tight.
Wild Card? What Wild Card? Never think Wild Card until there’s no other choice.
As for Proctor and the struggling bullpen – again – was it something I said (or maybe it was the equipment bonfire)? Since my last frustrated post below, Proctor has suddenly become unhittable, and both Vizcaino and even Farnsworth have appeared reliable. Once more, hang on tight. This could get interesting, especially when Edwar Ramirez gets some more experience… his stuff is just plain nasty.
And as for A-Rod, what can I say. The boos are a distant memory, the numbers continue to climb (29 HRs, 82 RBIs), and the clutch hits continue to come (with last night’s laser home run being no exception). Michael Kaye continues to call it a “dream season” for Alex, and it’s only the half-way mark. I say with Maris’ record a legitimate target, and a possible postseason resurrection hanging precariously on the horizon, we haven’t seen anything yet. While nobody can offer solid, evidencial proof that this website and the RISE Campaign have had an intangible effect on A-Rod’s season thus far, it is incredible that both are unfolding side by side…
I think it’s time for a new campaign New York. Unless we want this generation’s Babe Ruth to play out the rest of his career somewhere else, let’s ask Alex Rodriguez to STAY.
Be on the lookout for instructions.