As anyone who has read this blog knows, I hate the Boston Red Sox. Nothing would be be more satisfying than to see Red Sox Nation crying their eyes out over their team not making the playoffs this year. So you can imagine how good I felt last night in the first inning of the night portion of the day-night doubleheader, when the Yankees scored 3 runs off John Lackey.
But they were able only to score 1 more run, and when all was said and done, after 14 innings, the Red Sox won the game and still retained a 1-game lead in the AL Wild Card Race. To say I was disappointed would be putting it mildly. It almost felt as if the Red Sox had swept the doubleheader.
So Boston still leads and Tampa Bay is one game behind. Boston is in Baltimore for its final three games. The Yankees, who have 97 wins, start their final regular season series tonight against the Rays. They are all saying the politically correct thing: "We want to win our games." Come on, guys. What's more important: winning 100 games or knocking the Red Sox out of the playoffs? Don't know? Just ask Russell Martin.
Go Rays. Go Orioles.