In the same way that the Yankees played well against the AL West division-leading Rangers, they played well against the AL Central division-leading Indians. And they did it in dramatic fashion, especially on Saturday night in extra innings. Great series and a great way to end the first half of the season.
With the All-Star Break upon us now, the question becomes what will the second half bring? No idea. Maybe Evo is better suited to the bullpen. And maybe McCann’s offense really has come around. And maybe Didi, errors aside, is just the offensive spark plug we need. I still think one of the top relievers will be traded for a starter and/or power-hitting right fielder. We could use a good hitter at third base too (sorry Headley).
What’s unclear is if Hal wants to stand pat or really try to make a run for the postseason. We know what his dad would do, but his motives have never been as transparent.
Meanwhile, it’ll be nice to have a break. I don’t watch the Home Run Derby; Chris Berman’s “back back back” is enough to drive me insane. I don’t have much interest in the All-Star game either.
But I do want to wish the new Mr. and Mrs. Jeter a very heartfelt congratulations. I hope they’ll be very happy even though they neglected to invite me to the wedding.