Sure, the Yankees have locked down the AL East and home-field advantage. But they’re still gunning to win game No. 162.
Trying for a fourth consecutive victory overall, the Rays have a chance to take over sole possession of the AL wild card lead with a third straight win over the postseason-bound Yankees on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
Jerry’s first update of the morning was chock-full of all sorts of information, beginning with the lowdown on the Yankees
About eight hours after hitting two homers that didn’t help their cause, Jacoby Ellsbury put Boston in control of the wild card race with another.
“We care,” Mets pitcher Dillon Gee said after Sunday’s 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. “It just shows that we pull together and try to pull through the rough patches.”
While the wild card won’t be of any help to the Mets this year, let’s pose this question: what if Major League Baseball had implemented an expanded playoff format in 1984, a decade earlier than it eventually did? Would the Mets have made more than just a pair of postseason appearances back in the 1980s?
With the All-Star break about to end, let’s take a good, hard look at the structure and some of the rules of Major League Baseball. Why? Well, let’s be honest, there are some flaws in America’s pastime.
Now, you can choose to immerse yourself in Mets trade talk or you can enjoy watching this hard-nosed team — a club that amazin’ly refuses to believe they are doomed. You make the call.
What you heard from Jose Reyes and his agent on Tuesday was consistent with what they’ve been saying all along and certainly came as no surprise. And what Mets GM Sandy Alderson heard and said was not unexpected either.
The New York Jets’ last-second 17-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts earned the highest rating since the NFL began airing prime-time wild card games in 2002.
Confidence has not been a problem for Ryan and the Jets since he took the head-coaching job before last season. Especially when it comes to facing the Colts again.
With his arm, his feet or his creativity, Michael Vick has embarrassed defenders all season. Unless they can limit Vick and his big-play teammates, Sunday could be a long day for Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers.
While the Colts have been dominating the line of scrimmage lately, Rex Ryan’s Jets have struggled at times with the running game on both sides of the ball.
Rex Ryan needed to set something straight about Peyton Manning. He’s a great player, sure, but he’s no touchdown-tossing robot. Not even a rocket-armed superhero, or some indestructible force.
While the AFC wild cards belong to the Jets and either the Ravens or Steelers — whichever doesn’t take the AFC North — five teams have shots at NFC wild cards: Atlanta, New Orleans, Green Bay, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants.