Run for your Life
Players are running hard and conceding no outs. And they always seem to rally in the ninth when they are down. They don’t always come back, but they always get guys on and give themselves a fighting chance. That’s the attitude, the fight, and desire, that keeps a winning streak small.
And it’s what these young Yankees are going to have to do. They have to dig in now, before it becomes losing 10 out of 14, and do whatever it takes to scratch out wins until the party starts again. The Baby Yankees must establish the pattern for the season right now: long stretches of great play followed by short interruptions of losing.
If they do that, and if they start now today, then they can turn this into a special season. But they have to be tough-minded, and resilient as hell. They have to win games when their best pitcher melts down against a sub-par opponent or overcome a horrible, game-changing call by the umps. Because it’s easy to win when everyone is hitting and the pitcher is breezing along.