It was the best outcome that honestly, I didn’t think the Yankees had in them but they proved me wrong.
Beating the AL East leading Blue Jays in three games cut the Yankees deficit to just a game and a half back to catching Toronto. And getting three wins at Yankee Stadium finally has the Bronx Bombers to playing .500 at home (16-16).
This series was the first time all season that I have seen the Yankees gel as a whole.
Without question the pitching was the MVP, as Tanaka, Christy, Phelps, Betances, Robertson and Warren all were darn close to perfect.
And the Yankees bats miraculously scored 16 runs, considering they left 26 guys on base and were 8 for 30 with RISP.
Hey but the point is the Yankees got the job done under a ton of pressure, and they can capitalize even more in the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles in town for three this weekend.
I have preached since day one of this season that once this Yankees team will compete once everything came together.
Do I think this is that moment?
Not quite yet, but the Yankees are heading that way if they can capitalize on this little hot streak they got going. Then, maybe.
Now by no means is everything perfect, not even close but they are winning.
And as the one of the greatest NFL coaches, Vince Lombardi once said:
“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.“