The Yankees capped off the road trip on Sunday north of the border, but it was not in the way that Yankee fans had hoped. The Bombers suffered a tough 10-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. However, they still took two of three in the series and were able to somehow take four of seven games on the road this week. Now, they head into a tough seven-game stretch this week at the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium against not only the Boston Red Sox, but also against another American League contender that the Yankees are familiar with.
The Texas Rangers come to the Bronx this week for a four-game series that has the potential to be an American League playoff preview. Texas is on a roll right now with a 6.5 game lead in the AL West over the surprising Oakland Athletics. They didn’t make a big trade at the deadline, but they did make some small moves in the acquisitions of catcher Geovany Soto and pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs.
Ron Washington has had a lot of success with this team this year, but do they have enough to get back to the World Series for the third straight year? Plus, we have also seen some interesting remarks made from manager Ron Washington and owner Nolan Ryan about their star outfielder Josh Hamilton. Hamilton does have 32 home runs this year, but it not has come without its fair share of off-the-field problems as well as injury concerns which could prevent a long-term mega deal in the future.
For this show, I was joined by Jared Book from NolanWritin.com to talk about the pitching matchups in this series as well as learn about Texas’ superstar prospect Mike Olt. We also discuss the expectations for both of these teams in October and how each team’s rotation could look in the postseason. Enjoy the show!