These 2019 Yankees, the domineering favorites and lovable underdogs all rolled into one, can pull off their greatest trick yet this weekend right here in The Bronx.
They own the opportunity to bury their top rivals, the game’s defending champions, before the calendar (and the weather) officially turns to summer.
OK, allow me to immediately plead guilty to embellishment, yet you get the idea: These next four days, the Yankees could create some serious distance between themselves and the Red Sox, or they can let Alex Cora’s group right back in this American League East race.
“Oh, huge,” Luke Voit said, after the Yankees won their eighth straight series Wednesday with a 7-0 pounding of the Padres at Yankee Stadium, when asked about the Red Sox’s upcoming visit. “Obviously this is a big series for us to help our lead in first place and we’re going to do whatever we can.
“It’s the best rivalry in baseball. So we’re so excited. We haven’t seen these guys in a while. So it’s going to be a lot of fun this weekend.”