AL East Wk 11: Ice cream rises to the top
Sox clean up, NY close, division spreads with only O's slipping.
In June, Sox 13-3, Yanks 11-6
Boston Red Sox (38-26) --> (42-28) wk 4-2 +1 sunday
New York Yankees (35-27) --> (40-29) wk 5-2 +1 sunday
Tampa Bay Rays (34-30) --> (38-33) wk 4-3 +1 sunday
Toronto Blue Jays (32-33) --> (36-35) wk 4-2 -1 sunday
Baltimore Orioles (30-32) --> (31-37) wk 1-5 +1 sunday
Balled up Sox continue to roll. Pitching and hitting with the beginning of some injuries to deal with. Yanks win as well but still have issues: Bases loaded, 1 out, gotta score. Streaks of zero key hits. Wasting good pitching several times. How bad a baserunner is Gardner? Hitting is up, stealing and bunting inept. Let him lead off - where do you bat the Capt?
Anyone notice that Cano's fielding has been strange? Getting to ground balls but no throw, confused or brainlock? Missing a few under the glove, notably bad on catcher's throws. Watching him it looks like poor concentration, mind elsewhere, lazy and distracted. What gives?
Granderson has carried the club, though he is striking out vs, lefties more often now - another coaching lesson due? Gotta love the HR lead with both him and Tex. Find that mojo, please. Jorge had a good streak but will it be sustained? Martin throwing out runners, bat coming back. Swisher looked ok in leadoff - please continue to hit.
Road games wil be tougher for Boston, looking to Phillies to cool off MLB's top club. AGon is MVP so far, maybe triple crown - ouch. Old Macdonald heads to the farm? Eieio. Drew too few. Sox can tolerate a few slow bats these days, alas. Who gets under Beckett's thin skin? You know it will happen.