A three-game sweep, a walk-off loss, another game when the offense didn’t show up, and a scrappy win leading into the off day. That’s the Yankees road trip so far.
“To be able to come in here (to Anaheim) and take a game, it’s still been a good road trip for us,” Cory Wade said.
True, the Yankees have won four out of six, but most of the wins came against that dreadful Oakland team and the losses came against an Angels team that has a real shot at the playoffs. Whether this trip is ultimately good or bad will be decided this weekend in Detroit. Take all three games, and the trip is an overwhelming success. Even two out of three would be pretty good. Get swept, and it’s a real failure. Lose two out of three, and the trip ends on a note too sour to ignore.
One thing in the Yankees favor: The Tigers are banged up right now. Doug Fister was supposed to start one of these games but can’t because of a lingering foot issue, Austin Jackson is eligible to come off the disabled list today but is still not ready, and Andy Dirks is dealing with an Achilles injury that’s kept him out of the lineup the past two days. The Tigers just lost three out of four against Boston.
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