LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Go For Sweep Against Orioles Today

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yankees Go For Sweep Against Orioles Today

The title of yesterday's post was "The More The Yankees Win, The More They Have To Win." That phrase was never truer than it was today, when Yankees Universe awoke to find itself in the midst of a four-game winning streak, after its team shut-out the Baltimore Orioles 5-0.

The Yankees are now two games over .500 and, in my opinion, if they stay at least that far over, the "For Sale" signs can stay on the ground, face down. There were a few developments last night which lead one to believe that this might actually happen:

1. After 23 straight games without doing so, the Yankees scored a run in the first inning.

2. Though he was in trouble a lot and threw over 100 pitches in six innings, Michael Pineda controlled his slider and gave his team a chance to win.

3. In the midst of a dreadful season, Mark Teixeira homered, going 1-2 with two walks and two RBIs. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a turnaround for him.

4. Carlos Beltran showed no signs of second-half fatigue, hitting his 20th homer of the season,  He also surprised the Orioles defense with a smart bunt down the third base line, something the rest of the lineup should take a lesson from.

5. Finally, with last night's win, the Yankees are 22-5 this season in games that are part of four-game series. 

They go for the four-game sweep this afternoon behind CC Sabathia. Let's hope CC returns to his early season winning form, so he can crack the list at number six.

Go Yankees.

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