Ten games back now and I think we can safely say the Yankees have been a tad sluggish out of the starting block. The pitching has turned around but the hitting has fallen off a cliff.
A-Rod has returned to that long swing after such a great April with his shorter, quicker, more compact swing. Bobby Abreu has been involved in a Quantum Leap episode and Dr. Sam Beckett has infested his body, Robbie Cano's plate discipline is on a par with Alfonso Soriano's and Jason Giambi and Johnny Damon are both battling injuries.
If it wasn't for your AL batting leaders, Mr Hip Hip and plain old Mr Hip then this team would be ugly.
I have been a cock-eyed optimist for a long while, saying there is a long way to go, which there is, but things have got to change soon, very soon.