That’s six straight
You’re never as good as you look when you’re winning, and you’re never as bad as you look when you’re losing. Someone told me that a long time ago, and that saying has stuck in my head when fans – mostly the casual types who can’t identify half the starting rotation and draw a complete blank when asked to name a Yankees reliever other than Mariano Rivera – go crazy (and flood my e-mail) about a couple of games here and there.
Remember that three-game series at Anaheim? Seems like a long time ago now. Everyone who thought the sky was falling and the season ended that week looks a little funny here.
The streaky Yankees are hot again, getting this homestand started on the right note by taking six straight from the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles. The most recent of those came on Wednesday afternoon on a beautiful day in New York, as the Yankees piled on early and held the fort in a 6-4 victory over the Birds.
Don’t look now, but the Bombers are two games up on the slumping Red Sox in the American League East. As the A’s come into town tonight to make up an April rainout and CC Sabathia takes the ball, it’s good to remember that things most certainly aren’t going perfect for the Yankees. But the vibe is a whole lot better than it was out West.