I’m not saying this because they had a walk off win the other night (the second I saw Phil Hughes coming into the game I started feeling very confident), or because they won 2 of 3 over the weekend. I’m saying it because it’s true. Boston just has better players. I honestly don’t understand how the two teams have such similar records. Is it still left over from the Red Sox 2-10 start? I can’t say that I have watched many Yankee games this year, but they just don’t seem that good to me. Is it possible that they’ve played 100 games against the Royals, Mariners, and Orioles? Boston going 4-0 vs Sabathia and 10-2 overall against New York so far may or may not be indicative of what happens later on. But I find it hard to believe that this race will still stay close down the stretch. Aren’t the Yankees living on borrowed time with Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia? And is Jorge Posada’s career over? It’s hard to keep a roster spot as the 3rd DH.
If they can hang around till late September the Yankees might have a shot to win the division though. Giardi wants home field advantage, and Francona has repeatedly said he doesn’t care and just likes to get his rotation set up properly. But honestly I don’t see that happening.