The offensive production was not pretty in Cleveland, but the Yankees were still able to find a way to get the job done. Thanks to Curtis Granderson and his 200th home run of his career and some great pitching from the bullpen, the Bronx Bombers were able to take two of three in Cleveland against the Indians. The lead in the American League East is back up to four games thanks to mother nature in Baltimore and the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay. Now, New York begins a stretch where they will only play division opponents from now until September 21st.
The stretch will start this week as the Yankees begin a six-game homestand with three games against the Toronto Blue Jays. For New York, this is the perfect time to play Toronto. The Rays are playing the Texas Rangers and the Orioles are hosting the Chicago White Sox. Plus, the Blue Jays ‘ play has been sub-par to say the least. John Farrell’s team has lost 21 of their last 26 games, including losers of their last seven.
The Blue Jays have been through so many injuries this year and now Jose Bautista is back on the disabled list after re-aggravating his injury. They do get Adam Lind back to play first base/DH, but they are a trainwreck now; especially when their ace (Ricky Romero) has not won a game since June 22nd. That is far from the All-Star that he was last year.
On this show, I breakdown the series as well as talk about Cano’s road trip, Andy and Alex’s injury updates as well as give my take on the Yankees’ road trip! Enjoy the show!