After the Yankees went feebly down in order in the top of the 6th, the outcome of the game seemed predetermined, and nothing aggravates me more than staying up until 1am only to see the team lose on the west coast, so I decided to cut my losses and hit the sack. After waking a few hours later to go the bathroom, a quick check of the final score on my Blackberry proved that I made the right decision.
I know the team has a 7-game lead in the division and all, but really, they can't score any runs off Brett "Wilson Betemit" Tomko? Now obviously they can't win every game, and if they're going to have a lousy stretch of baseball, better to get it over with in August than during the first week of October, but I'd love to see them deliver a knockout punch to the Sox after this weekend, so the team can start thinking about resting the regulars for the playoffs.
No more losing to mediocre west coast teams, boys. Time to take care of business.