Yankees Editorial: Was The Sweep Of The Red Sox Important?


The Yankees are the hottest team in baseball this side of the Houston Astros. They are 13-3 over their past 16 games after completing the sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday. The Yankees are tops in the AL East as they continue this stretch vs AL East opponents this week with the Blue Jays and Orioles.

The question is is the sweep important?

Well first of all, anytime you can beat a division rival it’s a good thing. This division is wide open and it may come down to who has the best record within the division. That’s what makes this stretch so important.

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The Yankees hadn’t swept Boston in Boston since 2006.

"“Hopefully [the momentum] continues,” manager Joe Girardi said after the game. “That’s not easy to do. This is a tough place to play. We had some excellent pitching and real timely hitting.”"

The Yankees really clicked on all cylinders this past weekend. The bullpen was dominant. The starters were good enough. Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are destroying the baseball right now and sparking this offense. You can make the case that they are the most valuable players on the team right now.

Boston has one of the top offenses in the game, and the Yankees pitching staff was able to keep them down during the past series.

Look, if the Yankees have a bad week, its going to diminish what the Yankees did over the weekend. These games vs the Blue Jays and the Orioles are just as important. They all count in the standings.

This is a great stretch right now, and as long as the Yankees can maintain their health they can keep this going. But it’s all about taking it one game at a time.

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