New York Yankees: Will Yankees Hold off the Inevitable Red Sox Surge?
New York Yankees Fighting to Hold Off Bitter Rivals in AL East
New York Yankees fans can all remember that glorious April month, when their team was far and away better than their bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
But the inevitable Red Sox surge is coming, led by newcomer Adrian Gonzalez and his 12 home runs. And don't look now, Yankees fans, but Carl Crawford just hit his fifth homer of the season and is starting to heat up.
By the end of April, the Red Sox were in last place in the American League East, at 11-15. The Yankees, on the other hand, were 14-9.
The Yankees are 19-15, while the Red Sox are 22-11.
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The truth is, we always knew the Red Sox were the title contenders in the AL East, while we figured the Yankees still had a shot because, well, they were the Yankees.
But since April, the Red Sox are proving they can be a devastating team for the rest of the league.
The crazy thing is, they've compiled a better record than the Yankees since April despite having a worse team ERA, which we figured would have been the Yankees' weakness this season. They also scored more runs than the Yankees in May.
The Red Sox are loaded with talent, especially on offense, and that is beginning to rear its ugly head for Yankees fans. Both Gonzalez and David Ortiz are hitting .325 or better with at least 12 home runs apiece. That's a combo that is just unfair.
And Josh Beckett's re-emergence (2.01 ERA in 12 starts) should be even more reason for the Red Sox to come away with the division.
The inevitable Red Sox surge is coming, and there's nothing the Yankees can do about it.
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