Longoria at Yankee Stadium
For the second straight night the Yankees lost to the White Sox in the Windy City, 7-3.
Starter Ivan Nova couldn’t command his fastball, and since the All-Star break he is 1-4 with an ERA of 7.28, and opposing batters are hitting a .316 against him.
I am a big fan of Nova but the Yankees need a lot more from him especially at this time of year, and also with CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on the DL.
The Yankees have survived this long being riddled with injuries as Alex Rodriguez has been out of the line-up, along with the rotation sans CC and Andy but they have survived.
So, how does the AL East look as of today?
MLB Standings as of 08-22-2012 (MLB.com)
The Yankees had an 11-game lead in the division as of July 18th, which has now shrunk to an uncomfortable four games.
So, what does this mean?
Well, for now it means the ...