Bill Madden, of the Daily News, raises an interesting point today.
Are the Yankees playing really well since May 20th? Or, is a big part of it having a soft schedule now – with so many inter-league games?
Remember the 2006 season? The Boston Red Sox, that year, were sitting pretty (in first place) with a record of 52-32 on July 7th. They looked real good at that point.
But, part of that was because they went 16-2 in inter-league play. Then, when a few injuries set in and they were not strong enough to overcome them, Boston finished in third place that season.
Could it be that the schedule, now, for the Yankees is hiding New York’s short-comings – whatever they may be? We’ll probably have to wait until July or August to find out. But, it’s worth keeping on the radar.