May 29: 11.5On May 29, the Yankees trailed Boston by 14.5 GB. Now they are only 5 GB. But again, it has not been a steady advance. New York closed to within 7.5 back on June 14, but dropped back to 11.5 only nine days later.
June 14: 7.5
June 24: 11
July 18: 6.5
July 28: 9
August 8: 5
We knew that something like this was bound to happen during the time the MFY had the opportunity to beat up on bad teams. However, their schedule is about to get a lot tougher and ours is about to get much easier.
Red Sox YankeesThere are serious questions about this team -- Schilling and Lester (and Wakefield) in the rotation and the maddeningly inconsistency of the hitters. However, I advise waiting until after the series in the Bronx before anyone even considers thinking about beginning to possibly panic.
Let's see where we are on August 31. I say 7 GA.