Ellsbury is due back soon, as is Miller, and the Yankees believe their second-half schedule looks more favorable than the first half was. One thing for sure is that they'll play more games at home after playing 44 of the first 81 on the road.
"We're in a pretty good spot," manager Joe Girardi said. "Our destiny's in front of us, obviously. We need to win cheap wholesale jerseys china custom series, win games." They've already won a pair of games this weekend from a Rays wholesale jerseys china team that has been a surprising AL East contender in the first half of the season. They won Friday despite being shut out for 6? innings by Rays starter Chris Archer, and they won Saturday despite not scoring a run between the first and the ninth innings.
Betances' blown save cost Pineda what would have been his ninth win, but Pineda's first-half performance has certainly been among the Yankees' highlights. Gardner said he thought Pineda had his best stuff of cheap wholesale jerseys the year Saturday, quite a statement for a pitcher who had a 16-strikeout game against the Orioles in May. "His fastball was 93-94, and some of them were cutting like wholesale jerseys Mariano [Rivera]," said Gardner, who watched from center field. "The ball was moving, with a lot of late life."
The Yankees' 44 wins are three more than they wholesale jerseys china had in the first 81 games a year ago. It's nowhere near the best a Yankees team has been in the season's first half (the 1998 team was an amazing 61-20 at the same point), but wholesale jerseys supply only two teams in the American League (the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals) have more wins. Another 44 wins in the second half only works out to an 88-win season, and it's hard to believe that would be enough. But 44 wins are enough to put the Yankees in first place right now. And, just like with Saturday's game, they're not complaining.