Every game matters

If you’re a true baseball fan, then this will be the most exciting weekend of the season. It really doesn’t get much better than this. This is Rocky vs. Drago, Daniel-san vs. Cobra Kai, Hatfields vs. McCoys. Boston vs. New York.

Can you remember when a game with these two teams didn’t matter for something? Earlier this season when Boston held a 14-game lead, and the Yankees were battling the Devil Rays for last place, those games mattered. They matter because you can never count either team out. The Yankees have managed to do a complete 180 this season. They’ve improved their pitching, everyone is hitting, and A-Rod is proving himself to be the best player in baseball.

Who would have thought that the Yankees would have the second best record in baseball with 15 games to go? The Red Sox would, that’s who. Boston has kept the same approach all season: solid pitching, being selective at the plate, and playing strong team defense. Even with the best record in baseball for the entire season, Red Sox players have assumed nothing. They knew New York would be back. The Yankees have way too much talent to be mired in last place.

What concerns me as a Red Sox fan is that New York is hot right now, winning seven out of the last eight and sweeping the Red Sox just a few weeks ago. But this is a different Red Sox team than the last time they faced each other. Boston is doing the little things that make champions: drawing walks, taking the extra base, clutch hitting. They are never out of a game, which is evident with their last two wins, and the Sox bullpen is as good as it’s been all season.

This has the makings of a great series. Both teams are hungry and know the AL East title is on the line.

It’s only mid-September, but the playoffs start tonight.

2 Responses to “Every game matters”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    bring on 2 for 12 big papi with two walk-offs, I believe my calender says October starts tonight.

  2. Dave Says:

    I’ll take wins any way they can get them. Should be a great series. Thanks for commenting.

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