It was a weekend to remember as the Red Sox swept Texas three straight, and coming from behind in all three. (Nice to see Dustin Pedroia going deep in the ninth in a tremendous 12-pitch at-bat against Eric Gagne.) As that was going on, The Angels went into Yankee Stadium and swept the Yankees as well. (Two weeks ago, some of these sportswriter geniuses who write here in New York said that the next 12 games the Yankees played--with the White Sox, Mets, Red Sox and Angels-- would define their season. So what did the Yankees do? They went 4-8 in those games. The Yankees are going to get hammered in the papers tomorrow.)
The Mets swept Florida, while the Phillies took three straight from the Braves. The Mets are now 4 1/2 up on Atlanta, while the Phillies are now 6 1/2 back.
The Red Sox are now an absolutely phenomenal 11 1/2 games up on second place Baltimore, while the Yankees are now 12 1/2 back in fourth place, one game in front of last-place Tampa Bay. (Consider that only three other teams outside the AL East are as much as 11 1/2 out.) You have to think an "earthquake" erupting out of the Tampa area maybe coming soon...
The Sox, Mets, Angels and Phillies all swept their opposition this past weekend, and the most amazing thing was: they were all on the road.
Boy, I do love weekends like this.