The New York Yankees are coming off a great series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers and it left the Bleacher Creature crew thinking one thing: the Dodgers don’t scare us at all.
This is the best the National League has to offer? The Los Angeles Dodgers? Consider us unimpressed.
The New York Yankees walked away from Los Angeles with a convincing series win over the Dodgers.
Along the way, the bombers roughed-up Cy Young candidates Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw. The two aces combined to allow 10 earned runs, seven by Ryu and three by Kershaw.
The series easily could have ended in a sweep if not for one of the weirdest ninth innings I’ve ever seen.
Most importantly, the Yankees pitching staff proved that they are capable of shutting down good teams. They held the Dodgers to just five runs in three games.
Additionally, the Yankees offense showed that they can knock good pitchers around. The Dodgers and fellow contender Houston Astros sport some of the best starting pitchers in the game. If the Yankees offense can power their way to wins anyway, they’re going to be tough to beat in the postseason.
The crew also addressed the most ridiculous article ever written. Phil Mushnick of the New York Post wrote an article titled, “Gary Sanchez doesn’t know a thing about baseball.”
As you can imagine, we had some pretty strong opinions about that take. Especially given that just this week, Gary Sanchez became the fastest American League player to reach 100 career home runs ever.
Here’s a picture of Gary Sánchez’s 100th HR ball, recovered by Yankees security. It was caught by a Yankees fan, attending the game with his mom. The milestone came in Sánchez’s 355th career game, becoming the fastest AL player, regardless of position, to collect 100 home runs. pic.twitter.com/ncSZXtv7h1
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) August 24, 2019
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