June seems to be the month when the New York Yankees put it all together. Their offense is blasting home runs, the bullpen is holding down leads, and the starting pitching is dominating opposing teams.
In the month of June, the Yankees have only lost five games out of 23 games so far. Some may think this hot streak is a fluke and that the Yankees can't keep it up throughout the summer. I believe otherwise.
Going into June, the Yankees didn't know what to expect.
Hiroki Kuroda had as many good games as bad. Andy Pettitte had just rejoined the team and was struggling to be his usual solid self. Ivan Nova had a run of games where he gave up way too many runs. Phil Hughes was giving up homers in every one of his start. CC Sabathia, the team's ace, wasn't his reliable self.
On top of that, the bullpen was wrecked worse than Manhattan in The Avengers. Mariano Rivera was out for the season, David Robertson was hurt as well, and big roles were being given to the likes of Cody Eppley and Clay Rapada.
With July coming fast, the Yankees' pitching turned itself around and became one of the most dominant staffs in the league. All signs are pointing to this trend continuing. Speaking of signs, here are 10 of them.