When I left the house the Yankees were up 3-1 in the 7th inning. Giese had pitched incredibly well and things were actually looking pretty good. When I got back the Angels were up 11-4 in the 9th. Things are starting to unravel. If Boston wins the Yankees will be 4 games back. Thats not a good place to be. Things are slowly starting to unravel.
All of a sudden the bullpen is looking overworked and tired. Marte has so far failed to be what we hoped he would be. The offense is playing better as a result of the trades made. However, its not enough. While we`re all hoping the Yankees can pull things together it looks like they`re just plain not good enough. Yes, with some luck and a good week they could be first in the wild card but had Boston played better recently then they could be much farther out. I`m not ready to give up yet but things are looking grim. All we can do is hope Boston loses tonight and they can hold their ground until help comes from somewhere.
On the bright side Giese pitched very well and if he can cement another spot in the rotation they may have a chance. A-Rod and Giambi both had big homers today which be a sign they are breaking out of their slumps.