The New York Yankees came into Friday night’s game with Boston winners of four straight games. But when your opponent is a Mets team that recently traded away two of their best offensive players in Jay Bruce and Neil Walker it’s hard to know what to make of those wins.
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Last weekend the New York Yankees hosted Boston Red Sox and dropped two out of three games. That includes a tough 3-2 loss in the series finale where Boston tied it up in the ninth and won it in the tenth off of closer Aroldis Chapman.
It’s been a triple case of déjà vu as the New York Yankees are on the verge of sweeping the New York Mets in a four-game series this week. Each of the first three games has been decided by two runs or less with the Yankees scoring four or five runs in each win.
The New York Yankees won their first two games of the Subway Series with the Mets which has given them some much needed oxygen. They came into the series losers of two straight -to the Red Sox- and…
The Los Angeles Dodgers keep on winning the far majority of their games, but if they are to challenge the 1906 Cubs for most wins in a National League season, they are still going to have to pick up the pace.
It’s been a tough August for the New York Yankees. They are just 4-8 after dropping two of three to their chief rivals the Boston Red Sox. Meanwhile, they’ve watched Boston start to pull away in the division after winning ten of their last 11.
Boston Red Sox evened their weekend series with New York on Saturday with a comfortable 10-5 win in the Bronx. The Yankees took game one with a five run eighth inning that erased a 3-0 lead, but there would be no comeback in game two.
Chicago Cubs has been slumping ever since these teams met at the start of August. On August 1st the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 16-4. It was their 14th win in 17 games as they rocketed up to the top of the NL Central.
Cleveland Indians beat Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Friday in the second game of their weekend series. The victory brought the Indians record up to 61-52 on the season, helping them to stay 3.5 games up on the Twins in the AL Central.
The English Premier League kicks off its season on Friday with Arsenal taking on the champ from two years ago, Leicester City. They were calling for long-time head coach Arsene Wenger’s head for much of the season, but…