The Sweep Was Sweet

July 21st, 2014 by Jane Heller

Broom_icon.svg[4]And unexpected. The Reds came into the Stadium having played well, so I hoped for the best from the Yankees but…well, I certainly was surprised by the sweep. Dare I say that Phelps has grown into the job and is looking less like a mere fill-in and more like a guy who can stay in the rotation for awhile? And dare I say that McCarthy may have been a good pickup after all, though two starts aren’t much of a sample size? And dare I say that Kuroda has gas left in the tank despite not getting the win?

The Yankees’ infield defense (I’m looking at you, Brian Roberts) is still suspect and needs tightening up. But maybe, just maybe, the offense is coming around. It’ll never be a Bronx Bombers type offense and I miss that, but Ellsbury continues to impress and Jeter seems renewed and Beltran and McCann have been contributing more.

Bottom line: it’s more fun to watch games when the Yankees win than when they lose so I hope they keep this trend up. Whether they have a legitimate shot to make it into the postseason, as opposed to turning 2014 simply into a farewell tour for Jeter, is still an open question.

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2 Responses to “The Sweep Was Sweet”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    Ellsbury has been the biggest plus for this season…both offensively and defensively, Jane. I think he’s only missed like 5 or 6 stolen bases and he’s tried like 30 times. The Reds apparently had a real problem with the sun at Yankee Stadium this weekend…hope that’s a good sign for us for the rest of the season. I felt bad for Kuroda – he really pitched beautifully and should have gotten a win. But hey, a W is a W. The bats finally seem to be waking up. And The Orioles lost yesterday which is a big plus for us. GO YANKEES!!!

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Ellsbury’s been great. Just wish we didn’t sign him for 100 years!