Robert Louis Stevenson would love this Yankees team. Don’t get me wrong – I’m thrilled over the win today (and by the fine outing from Chacon). It’s just that it’s hard to believe how bad they look sometimes – when they can play so well at other times.
What’s most amazing about all of this is that New York, despite their inconsistent play so far this season, is only 2 games off the lead of the A.L. East at this moment.
Just luck? I’m not so sure. It seems like every team in the A.L. East can hit – but, it seems like they all also have questions about the back end of their starting rotations.
This leads me to believe that, while most years it takes about 95 wins to take the A.L. East, this season the team that manages 90 wins might just take the flag.
And, therefore, winning just 90 games in the east this season might just be a big accomplishment.