The Yankees are hot, hot, hot
Eight is great for the Yankees, who must have had one heck of an All-Star Break considering how they’re playing right now. This is the Yankees’ longest winning streak immediately following the break since 1947, when they won 11 in a row.
The way things are going, who’s to say they can’t equal that? Pitching, hitting and defense. It’s not as easy as the Yankees are making it look, I assure you, but suddenly all of their problems don’t seem quite so huge. The Bombers’ hurlers have an AL-best 1.56 ERA (13 ER/75.0 IP) since the All-Star Break and have outscored opponents 49-15 during that stretch.
Don’t look now, but the Yankees are even up with the BoSox in the loss column. Who would have predicted this? Maybe Joe Girardi, but this run is coming up on some of us by surprise.
“I love the way we’re playing,” the skipper was saying in the loud, dirty dungeon outside the road clubhouse here at Fenway. “We know that we’re chasing teams and we have a lot of road games and we’re going to have to win on the road. We’re going to have to take care of our own field, too. Win series and things should work out.”