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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, July 13, 2008

And that concludes the first half

The final game of the first half of the season was emblematic of the first half as a whole. Mediocre starting pitching and no offense.

The Yankees were two outs away from getting shut out for the seventh time this season. Jason Giambi, mired in a 1-for-22 slump, went 2-for-4 with a home run in the ninth. With that run, the Yankees avoided a second complete game shutout in this series.

However, a loss is a loss, and the Yankees concluded the first half with a record of 50-45. The Rays have been struggling, as they head into the All-Star break on a seven-game losing streak. The Yankees' record over that time is 3-3.

Boston is now in first place, a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay and six games ahead of the Yankees.

At the All-Star break last season, the Yankees were 43-43 and nine games behind first-place Boston. Through 95 games last season, the Yankees were 49-46 and 7.5 games behind Boston.

The 2007 Yankees showed fight and had comeback ability. They also had a 19-game winner and a future hall of famer in the rotation. This year's team does not. It'll be interesting to see if they have a comeback in them.


Anonymous said...

are you saying the yankees need RAHJAH CLEMENS

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