The Yankees have an important nine-game stretch before the All-Star break that could set them up nicely for the second half if they win six of the games.
The Yankees let another strong starting pitching performance get away from them in Houston and now they head to Anaheim where they always have trouble.
The Rangers are in the Bronx for a four-game series and possible playoff preview and the meeting between the AL’s top two teams called for an email exchange with Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball.
The Mets responded to the departure of Jose Reyes with a busy Tuesday night in which they traded Angel Pagan and signed a pair of free agents. Rich Coutinho joined me for an epic email discussion to talk about the moves.