5 Game Win Streak for New York
It was quite the week for the Bronx Bombers. They entered the week 3-4, but ended it in second place at 8-4. They quickly dispatched the Rays before a somewhat surprising sweep of the Cardinals. Their rotation has held up remarkably well in the early going, but still remains one of their biggest problem areas. The real hero is their offense, which laid waste to opposing pitchers. The likes of Alex Cobb, Carlos Martinez, and Adam Wainwright all looked like fools in front of the Yankees.
Their bullpen is as good as advertised with Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman rarely making a mistake. Their rotation will continue to be the weak spot in the lineup, though they haven’t looked like a liability in the early going. It’s a long season though, and it’s easy to wonder if Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda can hold up in the long run.
New York has assembled quite the squad of young players, and boy do they know how to hit. Their offense isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, despite their star slugger Gary Sanchez remaining out of the lineup. A good thing to have when you need to bail out a troubling rotation.