'Boomer And Gio': Yankees 'Quite Possibly The Best Story In Baseball'

LISTEN: The Guys Also Discuss Mets' Sweep Of Nationals

Boomer and Gio
May 24, 2019 - 9:47 am
The Yankees' Aaron Hicks tosses his bat after being walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the Orioles on may 23, 2019, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 23, 2019, in Baltimore.

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By WFAN.com

It's been a great week for the baseball locals.

WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti began their show Friday morning discussing the Yankees' and Mets' four-game sweeps against the Orioles and Nationals, respectively.

The Yankees completed their sweep thanks to Aaron Hicks' bases-loaded, ninth-inning walk that scored Gleyber Torres.  

"And it's funny because we saw the lineup at the end of the show yesterday," Giannotti said during the annual "Kick Off to Summer" show from The Headliner Nightclub in Neptune, New Jersey. "We see no Gleyber Torres. We see no Gary Sanchez. But those guys come up in pinch-hitting roles, and both of them get on base -- Gleyber Torres with the walk and then Gary Sanchez with a bloop single -- and then that gets the rally going and then they win again.

"If you think about the Yankees beating the Orioles again, not seeing them again until August, taking care of their business and now going to Kansas City, I mean, they may never lose again," Gio added. "I mean, this team is unbelievable. ... This story of them losing everybody and being in first place the way that they are is quite possibly the best story in baseball."

The Mets' sweep was more surprising because it came on the heels of them being swept themselves at Miami last weekend and the team calling a news conference Monday to give manager Mickey Callaway a vote of confidence. 

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The Nationals series was a step in the right direction, but the Mets still have a long way to go, Esiason said. 

"Us Met fans, we're not buying in yet," he said. "They still have to prove stuff to us."

"I told you (they've) got to get over .500, a couple of games over .500, for me to start to believe again," Giannotti said. "But to come back from all of that nonsense against the Marlins, to have that press conference, for (general manager) Brodie (Van Wagenen) to stand up there, to have everybody in the baseball world laughing at them with the Yoenis Cespedes injury, you've at least got to give them a little bit of credit to come back and sweep a four-game series against the Nationals."

To listen to the open from Friday's show, click on the audio player above.