Have the Yanks turned the corner with the warmer weather or is it that they are just playing lousy teams in Baltimore and Seattle? 5-1 the last 6, however, still a game under .500 and still in last place in the division.
I think it would not be a stretch to say the chances of the Yanks winning the division are fairly slim at this point. I'm NOT willing to proclaim the October streak over - I mean they can claw back and fight for the wild card which they have done before. What I am saying though, is that when a team is 10 games over .500 and in first place at Memorial Day weekend, rarely does that team give up that lead. The AL East Champions could very well be the Tampa Rays. . . . . Did I just type that?
Matsui is swinging the hot bat hitting .331. I didn't like it that Girardi took him out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. If anything, you respect the role he is on, and bench Roberto Kelly Jr. (Melkey).
Rasner puts in another quality start. 4 games in his ERA is sitting at a nice 1.89.
Who is not putting in quality starts right now is my other boy Jeff Karstens. Two games into his rehab he's got two losses and ERA above 9 - ouch.
Win or lose, good or bad, Ian Kennedy has two more starts. After that, furniture is moved, and room is made for Joba who will be getting his starting nod the week of June 2nd.
I think it is all over but the shouting for Willie Randolf. Mets are two games under .500, lost 5 of 6, including a beat down of a sweep at the hands of the Braves. I think in my pre-season posts I had the over/under at the All-Star Break. All is not lost though, it was his first manager gig, rarely do things go smoothly, he'll go to YES booth for a few months, lay low, learn from his mistakes, and then take over for Joe Girardi when he is fired at the end of season.
Is the year we get a batter over .400 (Jones)? Or is the year we get a triple crown winner (Hamilton, Berkman, or Brown)?