The Yankees 2009 season is 28.4% in the books as of last night. This means, in about another week, this season will be one-third done.
As of this morning, the Yankees are in second place in the A.L. East – one game back of the Boston Red Sox. That’s the good news.
Overall, the Yankees record is now 26-20. They are 6 games over the .500 mark.
However, to date, the Yankees are 6-3 against the lowly Baltimore Orioles this year. And, the Yankees recently took a four-game series from the Twins – where the Yankees were very lucky, out-scoring the Twins by five runs, overall, in those four contests.
When you take these layup games against the O’s out of the picture, and subtract those four lucky wins against the Twinkies, the Yankees are 16-17. This is one game below the .500 mark.
This leads to today’s wild thought: Is the Yankees current place in the A.L. East standings misleading in terms of capturing their performance this season, so far? Has New York, sans some favorable match-ups and a few lucky games, been more of a mediocre performer this season? What do you think?