The old saying is "take 2 of 3 from the bad teams and play .500 against the contenders."
Add on 8-2 against the A's, O's, Rangers and last night's win against the ChiSox, while we'd hoped for 7-3, and it's obvious the team is off to its hottest start since 1998 (shhh- there's a long way to go). Their 15 wins ties the most in April since 1955.
Looking ahead, May is another tough month for the Bombers.
The non-contenders are few and far between:
The contenders, on the other hand:
A 3 game set at Boston followed by a 4 game stand in Detroit. The Twins come to the Bronx for 3, then the Red Sox and Rays both come for mini-series, 2 games a piece. The Yanks finish with contenders by taking a trip to
Shea CitiField to meet the Mets, then on to Minnesota for their first look at Target.
So I'm asking the Yanks to go 6-3 against the non-contenders and 11-10 against the contenders. 17-13 (.566) may not seem like much after opening the season at a .682 clip, but these we have to give the opposition some credit, too.