The Yankees need hard-working, healthy bodies; players who can get on base, field their positions and run the bases. That’s what it will take to get this team back in contention, along with help on the pitching front.
Farrell’s biggest mistake was not appealing the final play of the game — Allen Craig never touched home — or, at a minimum, protesting the game.
The Cardinals and Red Sox are squaring off against one another yet again this year in the Fall Classic. While much of the spotlight will fall on marquis players like David Ortiz, a battle over a limited seven game sample such as this often boils down to X-Factors.
It seems that the World Series has shrunk and shriveled over the years to the point where it is a folksy little event to all except those associated with the two teams participating.
Weather permitting, the World Series is set to start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox hosting the St. Louis Cardinals.
David Huff was ineffective as he have up nine runs on Saturday. The Red Sox continued their dominance over the Yankees, taking three of three games so far this series.
Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
The famous Yankee Stadium ghosts, responsible for so many Yankees wins over the Red Sox over the years, did not finish the job last night.
Mike Napoli hit a three-run shot after the Red Sox fell behind early, then he ended the game with a solo shot with two outs in the 11th inning, and Boston beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday night.
Fans may have needed to consult their programs when the defending AL East champions took the field against the revamped Boston Red Sox for the 111th Opening Day in franchise history Monday.
“Beggars can’t be choosers,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “…There’s not a lot of choices out there. It’s a very limited sandbox to play in.”
There isn’t an obvious answer for the Yankees
Of the many current injuries in Major League Baseball, a number of them might have been avoided with a slower progression back to the field. Others appear to be exacerbations waiting to happen.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.