Thursday, June 17, 2010
The elderly Jamie Moyer did us all a favor last night, allowing just three hits in eight innings as the Phillies took down the Yankees, 6-3. A.J. Burnett was terrible, going just 3.1 innings and giving up all six Phillies' runs. Meanwhile, the Rays were busy losing to Atlanta, as the Braves continued to roll, and the Sox took another game from the struggling Diamondbacks, putting them just 3 games back in the AL East.
In the last ten games, the Yankees are 7-3, the Rays are 5-5, and the Sox are 6-4. The teams have upcoming series against the Mets (37-28), Marlins (31-34), and Dodgers (38-27), respectively.
[NOT] Shockingly, the Red Sox are the only team in the group to be facing a first place team, as the interleague schedule continues. Personally, I always root for the National League - unless they're playing the Sox - since an AL loss can only be good for the Red Sox's standings. John Lackey goes tonight for the Sox, while the Yanks have the red-hot Pettitte, and the Rays will run out Shields.