Hey, I hate to say this…but…check out the Yankees last ten games:
Date Where Who RS RA June 3 Home Vs. TEX L 2 4 June 4 Home Vs. TEX W 8 6 June 6 Home Vs. TBR L 7 9 June 7 Home Vs. TBR W 4 3 June 8 Home Vs. TBR W 5 3 June 9 Road Vs. BOS L 0 7 June 10 Road Vs. BOS L 5 6 June 11 Road Vs. BOS L 3 4 June 12 Home Vs. NYM W 9 8 June 13 Home Vs. NYM L 2 6
In their last ten games, the Yankees are 4-6. And, that’s not good baseball. However, it’s actually worse than that. How? Simple. The Yankees wins on June 7th and June 12th were gift wins thanks to errors by Willy Aybar and Luis Castillo. So, if not for those extremely lucky wins, right now, the Yankees would be 2-8 in their last ten games (instead of 4-6). That’s really not good baseball.
O.K., yeah, I know, as many of my readers like to remind me “There are no such things as lucky wins – or wins that should be discounted.” Personally, I think that’s hard to say, if you really watched those games on June 7th and 12th, and saw those errors by Aybar and Castillo. But, fine, if you want to say “a win is a win, no matter how you got it,” then, check this out:
Since the Yankees had that nice run where their record got fat against the Orioles, Twins and Blue Jays – going 11-2 from May 8th through May 21st – New York has now gone 11-10 in their last 21 games (including the gift wins from Aybar and Castillo). That’s just one game over .500 over their last three weeks. Not very impressive play there, is it?
And, they get to face Johan Santana tomorrow. Oh, boy…