Are the Yankees Regaining Form? Are the Celtics the Team to Beat in the East? Ryan Ruocco on the Day’s Biggest Questions
Were Tuesday night's 13 runs from the Yankees a sign this explosive offense is rounding back into form? What about the 7 strong innings from Masahiro Tanaka? Can he be a top-of-the-rotation guy again?
I went all "blind squirrel finds a nut" when my very whimsical prediction that Aaron Judge's strikeout streak would end Tuesday night in Detroit. Thanks to three walks and Joe Girardi replacing him late in the game, Judge's streak stopped at 37 games. Is this overly significant? No, but it might be one less thing for Judge to think about when he steps to the plate and maybe, just maybe it will allow for the 1st-half-of-the-season Aaron Judge to come to life.
What about the potential shift in power of balance in the NBA's Eastern Conference? Are the Celtics now in the driver's seat to lose to the Warriors in the Finals now that they've acquired Kyrie Irving? I still favor the Cavaliers. At least for one more season. The best player on the planet still resides in Cleveland and LeBron James might just be enough to carry the Cavs past the Celtics again. Think about it this way: don't you think LeBron is motivated now as ever before after his "sidekick superstar" abandoned him? That's a scary thought.
Here are the thoughts of YES Network and ESPN play by play man Ryan Ruocco from Wednesday's show: