This marked the second series in a row that the Yankees avoided getting swept leaving them with a 2-4 record on the season.
The Yankees played great today, but what about tomorrow?
Being completely honest, this Yankees team makes me uneasy and the season is only six games deep.
One minute I think I am watching a Triple-A squad, and the next a playoff contender.
Can you chalk up this inconsistency to being an adjustment period?
Sure as with all the injuries this team is a kind of hodgepodge at the moment.
Some say it is to early in the season to judge things just yet.
I couldn’t agree more but train of thought is dated, as teams can no longer afford a slew of losses while figure things out anymore.
Looking at how the AL East has gone from being owned by the Yankees and Red Sox for more than a decade to a five-team battle this season. It leaves little room to breath, plus playing catch-up takes a lot more energy out of players.
Now what happens when the wounded are healthy?
It is no secret that Tex is a perennial slow starter at the plate, so I expect a month of nada before he heats up.
Granderson is pretty consistent but he tends to strike out the less in the first month of the season. And when have 360 strikeouts over the last two years, you have to take that into consideration.
And finally will the Captain be leading off? He can’t run the bases with his surgically repaired ankle, like Brett Gardner. But I still think Gardner can be more productive at the bottom of the order.
The bottom line is this team has to start winning series because only being capable of avoiding sweeps is what every bad team can do.
I want to trust that this Yankees team, but trust only comes when it is earned.