So the Yankees have lost a game. You mean they are not going to go 162-0? If you pay attention to Yankee Twitter you would have thought the Bombers got eliminated yesterday afternoon.
With the final out recorded at first base in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, the 2018 Yankee season has come to an end. Yankee fans look at success differently than other fan bases. To Yankee fans if you don't at least get to the World Series then the season has been a failure. I will dispute that sentiment as we look forward to 2019.
With the regular season entering it's final week and the Yankees heading off to Tampa and Boston, it's time to look at what should happen in the wildcard game.
The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the NFL is about to kick off their season. Now is the time for playoff contenders to start getting up that head of steam that they need heading into October.
As the month of August winds down, and we head towards the home stretch of the regular season, the Yankees stand at 82-47, the second best record in all of baseball.
Currently the Yankees are thirty-one games over .500 and in the midst of an exciting season. The Bronx Bombers were predicted to be a championship contender at the start of the season and to this point they have not disapointed. Despite this all I seem to see on twitter and other social media is how much Aaron Boone needs to shake things up or how the team is lifeless. It's not the managers fault that the Red Sox are fifty games over .500. Boone, despite not having his two best hitters for almost a month, has the Yankees right where we thought they would be.
August 20th will be an important day in the American league. On that date the AL East leading Red Sox will play the AL Central leading Indians at Fenway Park. What makes it so special is that it will be the first time this season that these teams will have played each other. Four months into the season and two of the best teams in the AL are finally meeting.
With the 2018 AL East race in the balance, the Yankees need a wake-up call and they need it quickly. The Red Sox have run away with the first two games of this four game series and if New York doesn't find some fire somewhere, they will be playing for second place over the last 50 games.
As we sit on July 28, The New York Yankees are 65-36, five games behind the Red Sox yet only three games back in the loss column. In recent days the Yankees have bolstered the best bullpen in baseball and have added a veteran starting pitcher who has a track record of success against Boston.
By Paul Westner
It could be argued that the Yankees and Red Sox are the best rivalry in pro sports. Those of us who have lived through it certainly would agree. When did the rivalry, as it stands today begin, and where is going from here?