Thirty-three days ago, I predicted that the New York Yankees would have a record of 36-35 after their first 71 games of the 2012 season.
And, now, we know that the Yankees went 43-28 over their first 71 games of this season.
So, I was off by seven games.
Why? It’s a matter of bits and pieces.
I thought the Yankees would lose at least one game of their three game set in Oakland on May 25th-27th. But, they ended up sweeping the A’s. And, I thought the Yankees would lose two of three from the Tigers in Detroit at the start of June. However, New York took two games there. And, I thought that the Yankees would lose at least one game to the Mets when Terry Collins’ team came to the Bronx. But, the Yankees swept that series. And, I thought the Yankees would lose at least one game each when they visited Atlanta and Washington. But, they swept both those series. That’s five games right there in my difference.
Bottom line, the Yankees pitching, overall, over their last 28 games has been a lot better than I expected. And, that’s why my prediction failed.
Now, how will the Yankees pitching hold up from this point on? I dunno. You tell me…