The Boston Red Sox increased their divisional lead Saturday to 1.5 games while the New York Yankees were rained out in Baltimore by Hurricane Irene.
I know when I talk to Mike Hurley of NESN.com before every Yankees-Red Sox series, it usually doesn’t work out well for the Yankees — at least this year. But not this time.
The Red Sox and the Yankees appear to be competing for more than first place in the American League East. It will be interesting to see how injuries impact the rotation and the standings as the season moves into its final phase.
Dependable Dodger starter Hiroki Kuroda makes a better trade deadline fit for the New York Yankees than Ubaldo Jimenez or for that matter any available starter on the trade block. It wouldn’t take a massive deal to land the services of the Japanese hurler.
The Mets’ lineup will likely have a much different look when they return home from their upcoming 10-game road trip on August 1. At the center of trade talk all around New York — and baseball — is Carlos Beltran.
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Thursday night felt like it was going to be different because Sabathia was on the mound, but it wasn’t. Sabathia has now faced Beckett three times this season. The Yankees have lost all three games.
The New York Yankees’ roster is seriously lacking in depth and it’s up to general manager Brian Cashman to play catch-up to the superior Boston Red Sox. There are many needs that Cashman must address as the trade deadline approaches.
While one bad loss doesn’t erase what the Yankees have accomplished since the last time the Red Sox were in town, it sure feels like it.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined Mike Francesa before the start of Yankees-Red Sox game on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Nick Cafardo, national baseball writer for The Boston Globe, joined me to talk about the third installment of the rivalry this season and what to expect over the next three days at Yankee Stadium.
It takes a lot for Girardi to realize it isn’t working out, but somehow with the Yankees now 8-12 over their last 20 games, he still isn’t convinced that it’s time to shake things up.
Pete Abraham, Red Sox beat writer for The Boston Globe, joined Neil to talk about his job covering the Red Sox after a few seasons covering the Yankees and what’s going on in the AL East up north.
As a native New Yorker, I was always inclined to hate Pedro Martinez, but he should have his own wing at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
NESN.com’s Mike Hurley joined Neil to talk Yankees-Red Sox and what he has seen from the Red Sox through six games as the rivalry is renewed for the first time in 2011.