Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/2/13
It wasn't supposed to be this difficult, this three game series against the Houston Astros. Baseball is unpredictable and on any given day one team can beat any other. That's simply the reality of the game. Still, there are certain games or even certain series where a fan says, "This is one the [fill in the team] should win." Whether it's a lopsided pitching matchup or an anemic opposing offense, something about the game seems to indicate a win is in the offing. In a long season, it would seem that players would make the same assumptions. Of course they would never admit to such a thing. That would be too blunt and forthcoming for today's modern athlete. Still, it's a little like the pitcher's spot in a National League game, everyone looks at it as a relatively easy out and a chance for everyone to catch their breath. For the Yankees, coming off an April filled with a litany of injuries and having battled each of their A.L. East opponents at least once, the hapless Houston A...
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