Granted it's a tie for first place, but first place is still first place and it's never a bad thing when the Yankees are there. Bare minimum, it gives me a reason to put the Magic Number countdown back up on the homepage, and maximum it gives the other teams in the AL East reason to be shook. The Yankees lost their #2 starter before the season started, have played the majority of the season without their 2 best relief pitchers, haven't gotten the production they expected from any of the major run-producing spots in their lineup, still can't hit consistently with runners in scoring position to save themselves, and yet they find themselves on top.
In short, this team hasn't even come close to hitting its stride yet. It's maybe a 7 out of 10 right now, and that's still good enough to be leading the best division in baseball. Be afraid, American League. Be very afraid.
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