Sunday, September 18, 2005

Another 2 wins

Well both the Yankees and the Sox showed that they can win the low scoring games today.

The Yankees, playing in the Rogers Centre, knocked off their 6th game in a row, with A-Rod ending the game on a fine defensive stop at 3rd base, starting the round the horn double play. Given how far he had to dive, I am still struggling to understand how SheAAA didn't beat out that ball. Chacon continues to do amazing things for the Yankees rotation - I can't believe he was picked up to do much more than provide reasonable innings at a point when the Yankee rotation appeared to be losing a pitcher every other day.

The Sox won another tight game against the A's - Manny drove in both runs for the Sox, with the go ahead home run clearing the light tower and the confines of friendly Fenway. The Sox defense helped out, turning two key double plays, but, in the 8th, allowing Kendall to advance to third on a poor effort by Renteria, aided by no infielder backing up the throw - given how tight the game was, the tone of this post would have been very different had that allowed the tying run to score.

Tonight's win helps the Sox and really hinders Oakland's play-off chances. Given the inconsistency of the two A's, it really does appear that the race for three play-off spots is down to four teams, with the once sure thing White Sox dragging themselves into a real fight. The series between Chicago and Cleveland (@ Chicago) starting Monday is sure to be compelling viewing.

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