Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 5/13/13
This season continues to be a series of pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees. Well, maybe not for the team, but for fans and the media. The surprises are worth looking at one by one. First, the numbers:Going into today's action the Yankees are 23-13, in first place in the AL East. That's 10 games over .500. They are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. They are also 8-1 in 1-run games this year. Lastly, they have an 11-6 road record, second only in baseball to the St Louis Cardinals.Second, Mariano Rivera:Rivera returned to Kansas City this past weekend, the "scene of the crime" if you will. I laughed when I saw how ESPN New York's Wallace Mathews referred to it: Return To Wounded Knee. He certainly was not wounded over the weekend while he notched his 14th and 15th saves. Fifteen for 15 in save opportunities is more than awesome. It's mo-tastic! (That's okay, I'll show myself out.)Third, Vernon Wells:It's time for me to admit I was wrong about Vernon Wells. I thought ...
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