The Yankees are lucky to have the Toronto Blue Jays be their punching bags this season. The Yankees have won fourteen games in a row against the Blue Jays dating back to last season. This year the Yankees have lost just one game to the Blue Jays and it came in Canada early in the season. To add to the insult, this is the second time this season that the Yankees swept Toronto in a four game set. That says a lot about the drive and focus of the Yankees. They were playing horribly in June and July but August has been good to the Bombers, who have now won eight of their last ten games and ten straight games against the Blue Jays which is a large reason the Yankees are where they are right now. With five losses against the Blue Jays, the Yankees would not be in the postseason picture at all. However, their punching bags have been extra good to the Yankees this season.
Things don't get any easier for this team as they head to Tampa Bay tomorrow night for the start of a three game series against the second place Rays. The Rays and Red Sox have been battling for first place for a while now, as only one game separates both teams in the standings. The Yankees will look to make some noise in St. Pete as they are surging at the right time. Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound tomorrow against stud rookie Chris Archer who pitched a gem last time out against the Yankees.