Can you imagine if we played them every game for the rest of the season? We’d cruise to a division title, that’s what would happen. The Braves, such a formidable team of old with terrific pitching in particular, now have pitchers who throw batting practice. The sweep this weekend was lovely, but especially lovely was today’s 20 runs that the Yankees scored. TWENTY runs. Even our rookie pitchers got hits. Even Stephen Drew got hits. That’s saying something.
I wish the opposition the rest of the way could be as accommodating, but it’s unlikely. We’re in for a dogfight from here on. Bow wow. But in the meantime, I’m savoring the weekend. And I’m applauding our latest phenom, Luis Severino. All hail.