Differences between Sox and Yankees 8/8
Lou Merloni breaks down the main differences between the Sox and the Yankees.
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Let's start with Carl Crawford because you look at what He did. In this past series over the weekend against the Yankees nine hits this -- average goes from 245 to sixty. What -- with Crawford. Late innings over the mid timing and that's what they did you see any out with Carl Crawford deal throughout the entire season except for this weekend. You know you look like He was behind on the fastball -- -- -- -- inside ball. Hit the ball the other way driving the ball the other way there's a lot of moving parts in his swing that -- yet he's comfortable hopefully a big weekend in a big series. It does exactly that for him when. Look at the pitching -- these two teams as we head towards the stretch in the post season a lot of question marks on both sides. And you look at the bullpen particularly the back capped the Red Sox have been stellar but the Yankees have been really even better would -- Yeah that's what -- diagnosis we can do you know the bullpen people who have very good in the New York Yankees Rafael Soriano coming off the disabled list has given up they hit in four appearances for a He is a difference -- we knew that coming into the season. He's -- disappearing act you know He was awful before you and the disabled list now he's back. You know it's like -- -- they have three shut down guys did back then that rotation it was a Red Sox have always really have to get to go to -- at Yankee. And that makes the difference that accounts for sure let's talk big picture this wrap this thing up you look at the numbers Red Sox. Ten into against the Yankees winning the season series for the first time since 2004 which is very very significant. But I think what we -- what you pointed out before this whole thing even started it was that these two teams are a lot closer then people may realize that the numbers mean. Yeah I realize that this weekend you know Begin here I thought that that as the season went on. Know Phil Hughes goes down other bullpen guys go down -- -- -- -- Cologne and Garcia can't keep this thing up. In the Red Sox get the victory walk and -- goes down and the starters have kept it up so. That's what he'd take out these these two teams are almost identical you know -- this is gonna come right down to the end and hopefully obviously exciting October. It looks to me like these two teams the best teams -- still see each other news yeah. You know better than I played the post season in the -- another animal league get about ten until our right thank you very much when Melanie I'm not inside and we appreciate it.