At this time last week, the Yankees were coming off losing two of three against the Seattle Mariners. The Yankees were heading into a grueling week of having to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at their place for three games, then home to face the rival Boston Red Sox. With Boston only five games back after last Sunday (and four in the loss column), many prognosticators said the upcoming schedule could be a problem for the Yankees winning the division. The Red Sox were coming off a three-game sweep at Baltimore, and had won 10 of 11. And to make it better, while the Yankees were at the AL West Division leading Angels, the Red Sox were heading to play four games against the AL Central cellar dwelling Kansas City Royals. Hell, the Pythagorean win percentage after last Sunday was .588 ...
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Article written by Joseph DelGrippo