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Tag:Yanks
Posted on: September 19, 2011 8:21 am
 

Wk 24:Sox wilt under hot Rays, help Yanks clinch.

Wk 24:  Sox wilt under hot Rays, help Yanks clinch.

Shades of April?  Sox droop in Sept under Rays, wild card at risk.  Boston fans are rooting for the Yanks (!) to slow Tampa.  But it's looking like a spectacle for their last series.  

as of sunday, 9/18/11:

New York Yankees   (87-57) --> (91-59)   wk 4-2 + sunday, 91-60
Boston Red Sox       (85-60) --> (87-64)   wk 2-4                   87-65   -4.5
Tampa Bay Rays      (80-64) --> (84-67)   wk 4-3                   85-67   -6.5, 2 back of WC
Toronto Blue Jays     (73-73) --> (76-75)   wk 3-2                   77-75
Baltimore Orioles     (58-86) --> (62-88)   wk 4-2                   62-89

In Sept:

Red Sox:    4-13
Yanks:      10-7
Rays:        11-6

Ironic the way things are working out.  Do the math:  Yanks have a magic # of 7 with 11 to play.

1 = Twins
2 = split with Rays
2 = split by Sox/Balt
Leaves 2 for the Boston/NY series...

So ONE win among those 3 games means the Yanks CLINCH at home in the big ballpark, with Mo's 602, having their good pals the Red Sox as company.  priceless.   What a nice gesture, I say.  Colorful backdrop, great photos, rest the last few games.

Imagine that.





Category: MLB
Posted on: September 12, 2011 9:03 am
 

Rays sweep, Yanks snoozed, Sox neatly folded

AL East, Week 23:       Rays sweep, Yanks snoozed, Sox neatly folded
            
New York Yankees  (84-53) --> (87-57)   wk 3-4
Boston Red Sox      (84-54) --> (85-60)   wk 1-6   3.5
Tampa Bay Rays     (75-63) --> (80-64)   wk 5-1    7   (3.5 back of WC)
Toronto Blue Jays    (69-70) --> (73-73)   wk 4-3   15
Baltimore Orioles     (55-82) --> (58-86)   wk 3-4   30

Bleached, Oxycleaned, folded with care, Lester is less, 16 to play?  Rays coming back for 4 in Fenway.  Youk's back isn't back, Bullpen messy, ...  oh snap.

Pitching futures drop like the market.  Fans talk Steelers, What weekend?  Turning to the Pats, forgetting the peanuts and crackerjacks.


Category: MLB
Tags: fold, Rays, Red Sox, Yanks
 
 
 
 
 
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