Steady Success for New York
The Yankees continued to be the best of the bunch this week. New York suffered just one loss a series this week. By beating the the Royals and the Athletics, New York helped solidify their lead. They now lead the division by 3 games, as the Orioles struggles have pushed them further back. They square off against Baltimore to start the week before heading north to face Toronto.
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Aaron Judge is building a resume for MVP, adding a game defining Grand Slam to help propel Michael Pineda to the win. New York’s rotation continues to find success despite many worrisome numbers. However if the Yankees continue to mash like they have, their rotation will be just fine. The Yankees bullpen has also stepped up in absence of Aroldis Chapman. Chapman made some small progress this week but is still expected to miss quite some time. In the meantime, Dellin Betances has filled in quite well in the role of closer and most certainly has made a certain Yankees exec eat their words from earlier this year.
The Yankees continue to be the real deal. As long as their offense can continue to bail out their rotation, the Yankees could go all the way.