Podcast: Bryan Hoch

Chase Headley

After a 47-47 “first half” of the season, Joe Girardi said, “We better play better at home, or we better go undefeated on the road.” Well, the Yankees have listened, going 6-1 since the All-Star break and putting themselves back in position to either win the AL East or the second wild card. It looks like they won’t have to go undefeated on the road, but to take a line from David Woodeson (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused, “It would be a lot cooler if they did.”

Bryan Hoch, the Yankees beat writer for MLB.com, joined me to talk about the Yankees’ surge to open the “second half,” the recent moves they have made and ones they could still make before next week’s trade deadline and if they are really a playoff team with two months of baseball left.