The Yankees are a favorite picking spot for all the critics. Nobody ever wants to pick them to win the world series, go to the playoffs, or win their division. Got news for you haters the Yanks are about to move into first place in the AL East and they have done it with good pitching and timely hitting. A lot has been said about the Yankees inability to hit with runners in scoring position. Well there again this is no longer an issue The Yankees now rank 8th in runs scored, 7th in batting average, 4th in On base percentage, 3rd in Slugging percentage and of course first in HR. Mark Texeria has been lighting it up and Granderson and Cano are starting to hit HR on a regular basis. Even Arod is starting to heat up with 2 Hr in the past seven days. Everything seems to be starting to run on all cylinders. Its only going to get better with the return of Brett Gardner and David Robertson from the DL Andy Pettitte has been better than anyone could have expected giving up only 29 hits in 35 innings with 32 Strikeouts and a 2.78 ERA. Kids these are all star numbers. Ivan Nova has very quietly pitched his way to a 7-2 Record and Phil Hughes logged his first complete game against Detroit and has won four of his last six  after a rough start to the season. Kudora is the wild card right now kinda a win one lose won pitcher but even the ones he has lost he has kept them in the game and has a sun 4 era. In four of his losses he has given up three runs or less and has been a workhorse logging 75 innings on 71 hits. I think now that the Yankees bats are coming to life we will see his wins start rolling in. The Bullpen has been solid and Soriano now has eight saves and an ERA of 1.80 and has yet to blow a save. So haters I want to hear you boast about your last place Red Sox or your Sub .500 Phillies.

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