Sunday, September 23, 2012
It wasn't quite that disastrous, but it was still a damn eventful bachelor party this weekend. I'm mostly alive, relatively well, and still in possession of all my teeth, feelings probably not all that dissimilar to how the Yankees were feeling after last night's marathonand new "best game of the season." Games like that take a lot out of you, especially this time of year, so to come out on the winning end was huge for the Yankees, even if the resulting hangover contributed to them failing to lock down today's game.
There are just 10 games left in the regular season, the Yankees are still in first place in the AL East, and they're heading out to Minnesota for their final long distance road trip of the season. The rotation still has its issues, the bullpen workload situation has gotten worse, and the RISP Fail problems in the lineup are still front and center, but the Yanks can see a playoff berth right up ahead. Getting off to a good start in Minnesota can get them closer to that berth and off to the right start against 3 subpar teams to close the regular season. There's no reason why the Yankees shouldn't take at least 7 of these last 10.
I'll get back to the recap of today's game, analysis and thoughts on the weekend that was, and a look ahead at what's to come tomorrow. Tonight, I'm spending the rest of my awake time recovering and watching Ray Lewis get praised for jumping on top of the pile after 5-yard gains.