Yankees continue to take care of business as we took three of four from the Tampa Bay Rays. I think we all would've loved to see the sweep, but it doesn't matter how bad the team is, the toughest thing in baseball to pull off a four game sweep. Game 1 I blogged separately because it was so fucking awesome so go check that out tyler-ausrin-hits-walkoff-homerun-to-make-it-5-straight-wins-for-the-yankees.html... Game two Sanchez got back to his studly ways and hit his 12th homerun of the season, Refsynder also hit an RBI double in the first, thus showing how important the youth movement is to our team success. The old dog still showed he had some tricks left as Marky Mark Texiera hit a grand slam to basically close the lid on that game. The Bullpen showed weakness as they allowed the Rays to get within striking distance late in the game, Betances continued to his recent struggles allowing three hits and a run before getting the save, as we went onto win 7-5. I'm sure this is nothing to sweat all pitchers go through rough stretches, but lets just hope he gets back to his dominate ways soon because we're going to need him to be nearly unhittable if we want to complete this run. Game three was a pitchers duel between Tanaka and Chris Archer, the game was scoreless until the 6th inning when Jacoby Elisbury and Gary Sanchize went back to back. Sanchez getting hot again is just so nice to just throw back into all those people's faces saying he wouldn't continue to produce at a high rate after that ridiculous tear he went on. Sanchez almost did the unthinkable in the 8th inning as the Rays were intentionally walking him one of the pitches floated towards the outside part of the plate, Sanchez roped it into deep center field just missing a homerun, he got an RBI on a sac fly though so still a productive at bat. This kid does nothing but continue to impress me game after game. We went onto win 5-1 as Tanaka continues to look unbeatable going 7 1/3 innings allowing just one run, he walked zero batters, and had ten strikeouts. He's consistently proving that he can be the formidable ace that we need him to be. Game four we were looking for the sweep, I was too caught in football Sunday to even remember the Yankees had a game, but unfortunately I checked the score later and saw that we lost. Couldn't quite get the sweep as Luis Cessa struggled and was handed his first loss of the year. We did what we had to do and that was take three games from this series. Although the sweep would've definitely been nice with an extremely hot Dodgers team coming to town. I ain't sweating it, if we can't beat the playoff teams than we shouldn't be in the playoffs, and I think we will have no problem proving that to the country this week. It's crunch time baby, oh yeah and for all the bandwagon Yankee fans that I see slowly coming back after giving up on this team in May, you better come back this week or I'll be considering you as a bandwagoning fraud.