Yankees get ****** punch in Detroit
Is Aug. 24 the day we’ll look back at as the day the American League East at last was wrested away by the Red Sox?
Manager Terry Francona’s nine sweeps a doubleheader in Chicago, scoring 21 runs in the process. Then the Yankees begin their game at Detroit at 11 p.m. Eastern time and lose at 3:30 a.m. on Carlos Guillen’s three-run, walkoff homer.
A day that started with the Yankees five games back ends with them 6 and 1/2 back. Ouch.
Meanwhile, Ortiz rips two homers and Youkilis looks like he’s getting his swing back and Schilling pitches his best game in weeks?
I don’t know. This thing will come to a head in the Bronx next week one way or another, but the Red Sox simply have the better team. To me, the Yankees are the 2005 Red Sox. Overly reliant on the offense. Yes, the Yankees have Joba Chamberlain, just like the Red Sox had Jonathan Papelbon late in 2005. But it wasn’t enough.
I don’t think Chamberlain is enough. I think the Yankees will put up a fight and get to the playoffs, but I’m not sure if they can advance. We’ll see.
The fun is finding out.