Does The Sweep Of The Reds Mean Momentum For Yankees?


Jul 18, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) is congratulated by shortstop Derek Jeter (2) after hitting a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the second half of the season, the Yankees know what they need to do in order to have any shot of making the playoffs in October. They simply need to win, but win with consistency.

It has been a great start to the second half for the Yankees, albeit a short sample size, as they cooled off the red hot Cincinnati Reds and opened up the home stand with a sweep. The real test will be shown this week, as they begin a four-game series with the former power house Texas Rangers tonight.

After coming off a big sweep, this could be a sign that the Yankees are starting to finally click as a team. What they need to take advantage of in these last few months of the season are their games at home. It is important that they continue to rack up some wins in their familiar territory.

“If we’re going to get to the playoffs, we’re going to have to win at home,” Girardi told Ian Begley of

Seems simple enough. Hopefully the Yankees can continue their winning ways, and show people why they deserve to compete in the fall classic.