The New York Yankees probably hate nothing more than going to play the rival Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Well, the Bronx Bombers paid a visit to the Sunshine State for three games with their pesky fellow AL East squad. As has been typical for recent trips to St. Petersburg, the Yankees looked their usual deadly combination of either overwhelmed and unmotivated or completely focused.
And from the fans’ perspective, every game felt like a Game 7 of sorts. The Rays could very easily be a playoff opponent for the New York Yankees, so performing well against them is essential.