As bad as the Yankees started their season, the Red Sox seemed to be in a worse position. Boston's closer Andrew Bailey is out until at least the All-Star break. They are struggling to find his replacement, as they blew two different multi-run leads against the Tigers on Sunday. Alfredo Aceves picked up the save tonight against the Blue Jays, but does he have what it takes to be a consistent big league closer?
For the Yankees, things went back to normal on Monday: Gardner stole a base, Jeter picked up four hits and Mariano finished off the game without relinquishing a run. Simply put, there are 158 games left to play, and 158 games the Yankees can win.
The Yankees do face a tough opening schedule after their stay in Camden Yards; they have series against the Angels, Tigers, Red Sox and Rangers. This month will be a test for the Yankees, and it will be one that they will not shy away from. Like i said, it is too early to foretell too much, but the Yankees fans have no need to panic.