If you told me the Yankees would beat the Red Sox twice – both Janers – I would have said, “No way.” Of course, that’s what happened – a barrage of offense in the two-game series in London – to put even more distance in the standings between the two teams. Anything could happen after the All-Star break, but right now things are looking awfully positive. I’m tempted to say I wish that “ballpark” could travel back to the Bronx – talk about a hitter’s park – but the Red Sox scored a bunch too. I’ll stick with Yankee Stadium.
I was such a cynic about this series, but it looked like the players had fun despite the jet lag and I had fun seeing Meghan and Harry. And to witness that packed house for both games and such exuberant fans (most of whom must have been American ex-pats), was a beautiful thing.
I’m not happy that Voit got hurt or that Tanaka had a crummy outing or that we exhausted every arm in the bullpen, but they’ll all have a day off and should be able to shake off any travel grogginess. The Yankees are riding high right now, and without jinxing them I think it’s safe to say they’re the superior group in the AL league right now. Maybe in the majors, if we get a quality starter or two and another reliever.