Yanks Sweep Red Sox Clinch AL East

Behind solid pitching the Yankees swept the Red Sox and gave them their first division win since 2006. After adding AJ Burnett, C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira in the offseason on paper the Yankees looked like champions; however, that is a story Yankee fans are used to now, big offseasons with championship aspirations. This season however the big acquisitions paid off and the Yankees have another 100 win season.

The most impressive thing about this sweep is they did it with good pitching as that is the area of most concern for the Yankees. Chamberlain, Sabathia, and Pettitte all pitched great games with Sabathia shutting the Red Sox out the day before. After starting the season series against the Red Sox 0-8 the Yankees tied the series dominating the Red Sox of late a big thing as there is a large chance that is the team the Yanks will play if they make it into the ALCS.

The offense is still clicking coming up with big hits when they need it and Hughes and Rivera team up to form possibly the best 8-9 inning relievers. When the Yankees are leading late in the game they almost always win. With the way they are playing the Yankees should be able to compete with anyone. While they have clinched everything the Yankees should continue to start everyone. While they will probably be playing lightly to avoid injury the Yankees should keep everything going to stay on a roll going into the postseason. They have beat the Angels in Anaheim and swept the Red Sox, they have to find a way to keep this momentum going and lead it to a World Series win. The Yankees have won 100 games and just look great, it is time to get some postseason tickets and get ready for some great baseball.

  1. Hughes and Rivera are “possibly” the best end game relievers? Try the best by far… They have been lights out all season. Hughes has an ERA under 3 and Rivera is at 1.82. 1.82!!!! Shit is nuts, best closer in the league, and Hughes is one of the best set up men in the league. For Yankees opponents, the game ends after 7 innings. Hughes and Rivera are the reason the Yankees lead the league in come from behind wins.

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