Sep 9, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts after being taken out of the game in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
The Opposition: New York Yankees
The Yankees seem to be getting to us blow for blow. They get so close to the Jays then seem to drop back to that 1.5 game lead the Jays currently have. Severino has been a revelation for their rotation and the old guys are still chugging along even though I am sure they are pretty banged up.
The loss of Mark Texeira has ben a blow but Greg Bird has been solid filling in that spot. I am sure The Yankees wish they had Dustin Ackley at second after the flimsy defense shown by Stephen Drew but no matter what goes wrong, two things seem to go right.
Their starting pitching is so suspect that as of press time three of their starters for the series were yet to be determined, including defacto ace Nathan Eovaldi (gone for the season with elbow issues), but it doesn’t seem to matter as they’ve been pulling rabbits out of proverbial hats all season long. How many rabbits do they have left?
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