Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Red Hot Yankees

David Beckham was in Toronto to see the Blue Jays play the Yankees last night. He saw a good game, as the Yankees pulled it out 5-4. The Yankees won their 4th game in a row. Andy Pettitte got the win, his 8th of the year. Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas homered for the Jays. Second baseman Robinson Cano had an important 2 run double for the Yankees. Melky Cabrera went 3 for 4 and Mariano Rivera got his 18th save. Cabrera has been on fire lately.
The Yankees are 11 games over .500 so far this season. They are 6 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the A.L East and 1/2 game behind in the A.L wild card race. They are 19-7 since the all-star game.
In May, the Yanks were 13.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox and were being critized of one of the worst pitching staffs in the A.L.. Joe Torre was rumored to be fired. Many people at that time thought they had no chance at making the playoffs.
The Yankees have had a hitting surge since the all-star game and have been consistenley winning again. Manager Joe Torre said this about the Yankees second half come back,"When we weren't winning games regularly, you're not consiously [doing this], but you sit there and hope something doesn't go wrong. Now, we have a lot of confidence and hopefully we can continue to build on it"

1 comment:

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