Tough first week in my high school football picks as I went 10-6. George was a little bit better as he went 11-5. I was surprised by a few of the games, but maybe I shouldn’t have been.
The Yankees clubbed the Red Sox and Chris Sale 9-2. The Yankees take 3 out of 4 and win the season series 11-8. I don’t think the season series is that significant except if has to be used in a tiebreaker.
The Red Sox won the season series from Cleveland 4-3 and many people feel the Sox have no chance if they meet the Indians in the playoffs.
Chris Sale was 0-3 against the Yankees, but except for the last two starts against them he pitched pretty well. His ERA against the Yankees going into last night’s game was 2.12. I quite frankly thought he was squeezed by the home plate umpire against the Yankees the last two starts, but I’ll give the Yankees credit for getting the pitch count up last night. No doubt about that.