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The New York Yankees are on a streak, winning 14 of their last 15 games. They are winning them in a variety of ways. Low scoring, high scoring, pitching duels, late game heroics and small ball, they’re finding different ways to get it done. This Yankee team is built to win and are serious World Series contenders. All this winning is coming with starting first baseman Greg Bird injured and new Yankee Giancarlo Stanton struggling.
The starting pitching has been a revelation, which was suppose to be a weak point. They are second in the American League in earned run average, strikeouts and batting average against, which are typically key stats for winning teams. The bullpen has been particularly nasty with Chad Green, David Robertson, Adam Warren and Aroldis Chapman shutting teams down late. They could be even better once Dellin Betances finds his mojo.
The Yankee batting lineup has been a model of consistency with run support. We know about the long ball, third in the American League. They lead the league in runs batted in and runs scored. There is still room for improvement. With Bird coming back and Stanton rounding into form at some point, this lineup could be downright scary.
It will be interesting to see how the young players continue to play moving forward. The season is a long one. There is plenty of talent to absorb slumps as well. Due to this, winning is sustainable. Avoiding major injuries to key players will also be a determining factor to how successful they will be.