Running In Place?

When the Yankees and Red Sox last met, Boston took 2-of-3 leaving them at 2-7 on the season and the Yankees at 5-4. Since then, Boston has gone 15-13 and New York has gone 15-11, leaving them essentially in the same place they were in relation to each other April 10th. The problem is that in that same time Tampa has gone 21-7, surging from a 1-8 start into first place in the AL East.

The Yankees seem to be in reverse right now, dropping six-of-nine and playing some very lousy baseball. They blew a winnable game Wednesday night and followed it up with a miserable performance last night. Throw in Sunday’s win, which probably shouldn’t have happened, and there is not a lot to like about this team right now.

You would have to think that Boston has the edge in the pitching matchups, especially Sunday when they throw Lester against Garcia. But, the Yankees’ offense has certainly been better in 2011 than the Boston one. This is a weird weekend series as none of the games are day games, I can’t recall the last time that happened. Will playing Boston wake the Yankees up? We shall see.