Yes, we won the series against the Orioles. Yes, Didi was an absolute stud. Yes, Judge hit more homers. But we lost yesterday’s finale and the Red Sox lost their game to the Rays, so guess what? We’re still 3 1/2 games back! It’s enough to make a person crazy.
When will we ever gain ground? When will that perfect combination of our wins and their losses amount to anything? Will we overtake them as the division leaders or not?
Our series (weather permitting) over the next few days against the Twins would have been a relief in the good old days when we owned them. Not anymore. They’re contenders too, and they’re hungry. They want that Wild Card spot. Girardi switched the rotation around, so Jaime Garcia could pitch against them tonight. I really hope he and Joe have worked through their little spat after Garcia was pulled early. I also hope he has the inside track against his former team and can pitch his heart out.