Jorge Posada actually brought two brooms; one broom was to hit two grand slams. The extra broom was to shut-up everyone who had doubted his abilities over the last two weeks.
Along with Jorge, the Captain came through big time. Jeter had two homers in Saturday’s game alone and seems to have found his swagger at the perfect time.
Ramiro Pena who is taking on Arod’s role, had two RBI 's; Brett Gardner continues to defy all odds driving in two runs and raising his batting average to .317; and rookie Chad Huffman got his first big league hit over this very productive weekend.
Also, Robinson Cano had a milestone, hitting his 100th home run in pinstripes. Cano has been ridiculous this season and it has been a treat to witness.
Actually, the whole Yankees team played like they were defending something again. It was refreshing to watch, as well as needed after an ugly May.
Against the Phillies, both teams are playing for bragging rights. The Yankees for keeps, and the Phillies as proof.
As for the Mets, New York City street credit is at stake. This should be motivation enough. The Yankees cannot lose the series to the messy Mets from queens, again.
They know it, the fans know it, and the Mets will know it soon enough.
The New York Yankees have caught up with the Tampa Bay Rays for first place, both shares a record of 40-23.
It’s about time the two owners of the American League East gave the over confident and cocky Rays a good kick in the ass.
The Yankees are back; it’s in the air.