Sunday, September 20, 2009

Will the Red Sox ever lose?

  I've spent most of this month waiting for the Yankees magic number to go to zero so the division will be clinched. I read a lot of talk about how the Yankees are the best team in baseball, but all I see is that while the Yankees are losing series to the Orioles and splitting with the Blue Jays, the Red Sox are sweeping these teams and are now only 5 games behind with the Yankees playing at the Angels and then home against Boston for 3 games. If the Yankees blow the division, they will have to go through both the Angels and the Sox to get to the Series, but if they win the division, those 2 will beat each other up while Yanks play the Tigers. Of course, all 3 of these teams have beaten the Yankees in the playoffs in the last 5 years.
  I don't see the Yankees getting to the Series. Sabathia is a good #1 pitcher, but Burnett and Pettite can't be counted on. With Beckett, Lester, and Buchholz, the Red Sox are built for October, whie the Yankees are built for July.