Yanks continued their winning ways extending the win streak to 7, and have won 10 of 12. Back at .500! ... (it just doesn't feel right to be celebrating that fact so late in the season)
Although his season started poorly, and his numbers looked terrible at the end of May, when this season concludes, Mariano Rivera's stats will look like a typical Mo level season. In his last 10 games he has picked up 5 saves, a win, and has lowered his ERA by about 3 runs. He's back, and will likely finish with 30 plus saves, and ERA under 2... again.
How good is Wang? The man is an inning eater and quality start machine.
The Bombers are very close to putting this thing together. The hitters are hitting, quality defense (Jeter made a great, rally killing catch last night) has emerged, starters are pitching, and Mo is back to being the "Hammer of God" again - The only missing piece is the middle relief formula. Right now, there is not a solid bridge to shorten the game and get it into the hands of our closer on a consistent basis. We have potential to have that bridge, and sometimes it shows: last night Farnsworth looked good being able to get his slider over for strikes increasing his fast ball effectiveness. If he could only learn to do that consistently, we'd be somewhere. Right now I'm more inclined to lean on Bruney or Meyers - I don't fully trust Farnsworth, Henn, or Proctor at this point. That's the only weak link in my view. It'll take another couple of weeks of solid outings before I'm confident in the relief portion of the game. If we can get that, then I'd say we have a total team on our hands and one that can make the run we're all hoping for.
Other News: The other NY team is dropping. The Mets are 2-8 in their last 10. Losing ways seemed to have started right around when "The Dugout" shut its doors... coincidence?? The Spurs and Tim Duncan are on their way to winning tittle number 4. Tim Duncan, 2-time league MVP, and soon to be 4-time champion - one of the best all time players that people rarely seem to care about. Verlander throws a no-no in Detroit, probably won't be his last. Andrea Mitchell, and the rest of NBC News (with the exception of Tim Russert) is so clearly in the tank it is pathetic. This former credible news agency is on the take by the George Soros and Media Matters money machine. Whoopi Goldberg to replace Rosie on the View? Paris Hilton on the tough life of prison: my skin is dry, they don't have moisturizing cream here.