We knew that it wouldn’t last for long.
As hot as the New York Yankees have been of late, the Red Sox are just as hot. They are 16-6 over their last 22 and are just three games out of first in the AL East.
Guys like Mookie Betts have finally kicked it into gear, now batting .289 after spending most of April around .200. But, who would’ve thought that Eduardo Rodriguez would be their best starter at 4-2. They still have Nathan Eovaldi and David Price on the IL which hurts them, but Rick Porcello and Chris Sale are finally starting to look like themselves.
The Red Sox’s hot streak has included a three game sweep of the Athletics and the Mariners, along with three of four from the White Sox and two of three from the Orioles.
What does this mean for the Yankees?
All this means for the Yankees is that they need to keep winning. The last thing they need right now would be a let-up with Boston on their tails.
Monday night began the first of seven games in eleven days against the Orioles, and they need to win all of them. In between the two Orioles series is another series with Tampa Bay. If all goes well, the Yankees should be leading the AL East in a matter of days.
They can’t worry about what the Red Sox are doing. The next time the Yankees should worry about what Boston is doing is from May 30th to June 2nd, the next time the two teams square off.