When things are going well for the Yankees, I tend to look at the standings a lot. During 2013 and 2014, I tried my best to avoid the standings, especially in August and September after each season-crushing loss.
The Yankees have an important nine-game stretch before the All-Star break that could set them up nicely for the second half if they win six of the games.
There aren’t many pitchers in the league that you can basically chalk up as a loss before the game is even played, but whenever the Yankees play a team with one of these pitchers, they land him.
After nearly a month of baseball, every team in the AL East is in a battle for first place and that’s likely to continue for the entire season.
If I get my wish, the next time David Price pitches in Yankee Stadium after this week will be as a member of the Yankees.