Re: Yankees closing in; only 1 Â½ games out/Aceves starting Thursday
posted at 4/11/2013 9:47 AM EDT
In response to FrankFromGL's comment:
Good afternoon, my good Red Sox friends.
Rumors of my Yankees' demise were greatly
exaggerated. Three in a row! Your former Hall-Of -Fame Manager, Terry Francona’s team, can’t stop my Yankees juggernaut. 14-1 last night. The offense is on fire and Petite is 2-0 after pitching seven strong innings. My Yankees starting rotation of Sabathia, Kuroda, Pettitte, Nova and Hughes is not only a playoff caliber rotation but far superior than your Sox starters. I give the Sox credit for having two good starters in Lester and Buchholz but after that you have end of the rotation starters. In fact I heard on WEEI that Alfredo Aceves will start on Thursday. He is struggling. Meanwhile your rookie Ty Cobb in left if batting .143. Your bullpen may be good but it hard to win games when your back of the rotation starters are struggling and giving up too many runs.
My Yankees will get their key players back this season (Granderson-May/Teixeira-May; meanwhile the offense is doing well.
This is a 162 game marathon. My Yankees will be in the playoffs in October.
Geesh Frank, I thought you were dead! Good to see that you are still alive and kicking.
Like you said it's a 162 game schedule, let's hope some of the old boys in NY can last the season.
The Sox are still a question mark in my mind and I have not anointed them as contenders just yet...response to tough losses like last night will be the key to where they end up.
I agree the backend of the Sox starting rotation is questionable...but I think we can say the same thing about the bombers too. The Yanks got some old boys in the rotation as well that need to pass the test of time again in 2013...Kuroda and Pettitte as 2/3 starters could be tricky...Hughes and Nova are no better than the back end of the Sox rotation...Lackey and Doubront.
How about the Celtics...they don't look championship caliber this year at all...but maybe they're holding things back for the playoffs!