What stands out the most in my mind, this past week, is that the Yankees went 5-1 and only had two “strong” efforts from their starting pitchers: Pettitte against the M’s and Burnett against the Jays. To me, this says this week was all about the bats and the bullpen in Yankeeland.
Ideally, you’d like to see the starting pitchers doing more of the heavy lifting here – because the bullpen could burn out (this way) and the bats will not be able to perform like this in October (when they face teams with strong pitching staffs). Think: 2004 ALCS. I don’t think anyone in Yankeeland wants to see that happen to the team again – ever.