It was also their 14th in win in 18 games since getting swept by Boston earlier this month, a moment that according to many was proof this team was in serious trouble. Since then, the Yankees have been on an absolute tear, running through everyone they’ve faced along the way. Over those 18 games they’ve outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 110-59. And they’ve certainly played some quality teams in that stretch as well, posting a combined 10-2 against Cleveland, Texas, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee. And thanks to Boston’s troubles with the senior circuit, the Yankees have not only caught up to them in the standings, they currently hold a 2.5 game lead over their arch-rivals, after the Red Sox dropped another game to the Phillies tonight.
As intimidating as the Yankees may be at the moment, the thought that should be keeping the rest of the league up at night is the knowledge that they’ll be improving sooner rather than later, as several players get healthy and return, hopefully to productive roles on the team.… Click here to read the rest