What stands out the most in my mind, this past week, is that the Yankees played the Tigers for three games and won all three contests. Then again, with the All-Star break, and all, the Yankees only played those three games this week – so, what else should stand out the most in my mind from this week?
Actually, drilling down on the Tigers series for a moment, we can see that Burnett gave a professional six innings in one game, Sabathia didn’t allow a run over seven in another game, and Chamberlain was making celebratory faces like this one:
during the six-plus innings he worked in his game. Oh, and Mariano Rivera pitched in all three games. Oooops, wait a minute…Phil Hughes was also lights in two of these games as well.
And, that’s actually what stands out the most to me from this week…if the Yankees starter can go six-or-seven solid innings, and that’s followed by Hughes and Rivera, then I like the Yankees chances in that game…and that just may be New York’s formula for success the rest of this season.