Let's put the last week behind us, shall we? Forget that the Yankees have lost 3 series in a row in a 3-6 stretch.
Focus on the positives: at the season's midpoint, with 39 losses on the year, the Yankees are in a 3 way tie for first in the AL East.
And now, they have a chance to beat up on the last place Rays. Baseball is a long season, and success is about beating the teams you're supposed to beat.
David Phelps tries to rebound from a 5 inning, 6 run drubbing in Toronto. Chris Archer comes off a 7 inning, 4 run performance against the Pirates.
Happy Monday. Go Yankees. Go baseball.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Desmond Jennings - CF||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Ben Zobrist - SS||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Matt Joyce - DH||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|James Loney - 1B||Brian McCann - C|
|Brandon Guyer - LF||Carlos Beltran - DH|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Kelly Johnson - 3B|
|Ryan Hanigan - C||Brian Roberts - 2B|
|Kevin Kiermaier - RF||Ichiro Suzuki - RF|
|Chris Archer - RHP||David Phelps - RHP|