• Yankees 7 Arizona 1: It’s funny how baseball works. When the Yankees and Mets met in the first round of the Subway Series, the Mets were on a roll and the Yankees in disarray. When they resume the series tonight, the Yankees will be the favorites.

    The Yankees won their ninth in a row Thursday afternoon, beating the Diamondbacks with a great start by Andy Pettitte and another big day at the bat from Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui. Both went 3-for-4 with A-Rod driving in two and Matsui three. Pettitte went eight innings while only allowing five baserunners and lowering his ERA to 2.93.

    Everyone may say that the Yankees are “only” 7 ½ games back of the Red Sox, but that is still a huge amount. It would be better to focus on winning the second round of the Subway Series. Roger Clemens and Oliver Perez will get things started at 7:05..