The trip up north for the New York Yankees (10-7) ended up being a success over the weekend. Even though Yankees’ fans were not happy with the Sunday result because of Ivan Nova‘s control problems as well as the ineffectiveness of Boone Logan and David Phelps. Ultimately, the offense was able to take advantage of the defensive issues of the Toronto Blue Jays to give New York their fourth straight series win. Plus, Vernon Wells had a nice welcome home party with two home runs in three games. Now, the Yankees will continue their road trip in sunny Florida against another division rival.
The Tampa Bay Rays (8-10) have had a slow start to the season, but picked it up over the weekend against the Oakland A’s with a three game sweep. Tampa has been trying to figure out their offensive chemistry early on with new players like shortstop Yunel Escobar and first baseman James Loney giving contributions to mainstays in the lineup, Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings. Is this the series that gets the Rays back on the right track?
On this episode of the Yanks Go Yard show brought to you by BaldVinny.com, I discuss the Rays’ series with David Hill from RaysColoredGlasses.com. We talk about the three pitching matchups, the comeback of Roberto “Fausto Carmona” Hernandez, Will Meyers’ progress in the minors, plus a variety of Yankees’ topics. Finally, I talk about the latest AL East standings and recap the Yankees’ play in Toronto.