Actually, the storm was irrelevant; I just like using the graphic. The Rays weren’t scheduled to play because of the GOP convention, so the Yankees’ win today and the Rays’ idleness resulted in the four-game lead – not bad at all considering the mostly putrid road trip.
Congrats to Granderson on HR #200. Congrats to Swisher for another round of hits. Congrats to Soriano for another untucking.
That comebacker was scary, so I hope his hand is okay.
Now comes the tricky part – lots and lots of series against teams in our division. Is that a good thing? Only if we win games. Here’s what needs to happen toward that end:
- Cano needs to get hot and stay hot.
- Hughes and Phelps need to give us quality innings in their starts. (I don’t worry about CC and Kuroda doing that.)
- Nova needs to get healthy and be last year’s Nova.
- Joba needs to find some consistency or else be used strictly as an innings eater.
- Robertson needs to go see his wife have their baby and get back fast.
- Andy needs to surprise us and come back soon. Ditto: A-Rod.
- The teams chasing us need to do their part by losing.
If all of the above work out, life will be good.