It’s going to be difficult to come out of the American League playoffs this season, but it’s going to be nearly impossible if the Yankees aren’t the No. 1 seed and don’t have home-field advantage throughout.
The Astros have become the Yankees
The Astros are going for it, and not just talking about going for it like the Yankees do, they’re really going for it, for the third straight season. I’m jealous of the Astros.
The Yankees are running out of time to improve their rotation for the postseason
The starting pitching is a very, very big problem. Normally, to me, a loss is a loss no matter the score, but having your rotation get embarrassed every night is a different story.
The Yankees enter the All-Star break with a commanding lead in the division for the first time in a long time
The first half of the season is over and the Yankees have already clinched the division. I forgot what it felt like to win the division so early in the season and it feels even better than I remember it feeling.
With a sizable division lead, the Rays and Red Sox aren't catching the Yankees this season
The Yankees have won the division. Yes, on July 1, with essentially half the season left, I’m calling the division for over for both the Rays and Red Sox.
The Yankees have their issues, but that hasn't slowed them down from opening a big division lead
Despite their injury and starting pitching issues, the Yankees are set up for a relaxing second half, one in which they won’t have any chasing to do in the division for the first time in a long time.
The Yankees' starting pitching has been the team's weakness this season and it's getting worse
The Yankees have now played 66 games and their starters have pitched six innings in 25 of them and have provided 21 quality starts. That’s not good. If it doesn’t change, they will be back in the wild-card game.
The AL East is now a two-team race
Another series, another series win. That’s what the 2019 Yankees do and I can’t tell you how good it feels. Here are 10 thoughts on the Yankees’ first of four scheduled off days in June.
First place is up for grabs for the second straight weekend for the Yankees
The Yankees continue to win games and keep pace with the Rays and hold off the Red Sox. Except for the crowded injured list, everything has been going well for the Yankees, and it’s made my life a lot better.
The Yankees need their regular everyday lineup to get through the tough schedule in May
The Yankees’ May schedule will be challenging and they are going to need some of their regular everyday players to return to the lineup to get through it.