Yesterday wasn’t quite how the Yankees wanted to start off this series. They wasted a prime Gerrit Cole start, as the bullpen had a rare full-blown implosion and the offense couldn’t catch up completely. It was a narrow loss, but it sets them back all the same as the Red Sox won again last night — though at least they took down the Rays in doing so. The Bombers will have their shot at closing the gap later this week, but widening it before then isn’t a great way to set up for success there.
Before the Yankees take the field again, take some time to check out what we’ve got for you here. Jake had an opportunity to sit down and talk with CC Sabathia on a host of topics ranging from a campaign on alcohol dependence awareness, his new memoir, and his life post-baseball career to the current Yankees. After that, Dan will look into the power bats sitting in the middle of the field for the Yankees prospects, Jon dives into the rotation and its needs, and Cooper looks back at the best and worst triple plays the Yankees have been involved in.
New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals
Time: 7:05 p.m. EST
TV: YES Network, Bally Sports Kansas City
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280
Venue: Yankee Stadium
1. How close do you expect the standings to be by the All-Star break?
2. When do you expect the first significant trade (by any team) to happen?