Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Bronx Bombers Kicking Into High Gear
After another positively explosive night Tuesday against the Brewers, the New York Yankees head into tonights game as the best team in baseball. These are truly the Bronx Bombers of lore - they head into this evening's contest with 113 home runs hit - 20 more than Texas, and their runs scored/runs allowed differential is by far the best in baseball at +107. The next closest team, the Boston Red Sox, have a comparatively modest run differential of +80, but somehow the Yanks havent quite figured out how to beat the Bosox this year, with a paltry 1-8 record vs their archrivals. After a few years of cooling off, both teams are now very strong and it looks like this rivalry is heating up again. Look for a close pennant race in the AL East and big games between these two rivals going down the stretch in August in September. The Yankees have two key starting pitchers coming off the disabled list this week and next week, and Jeter will soon return to the lineup 100% healthy, and with players like Mark Teixeira absolutely on fire, I expect them to put up a very strong run over the next few months. This team is going to the World Series.