The Beauty of 162

When you go through a loss like last night, a bitter end to a terrible weekend, the worst thing in the world is waiting to watch the next game. In football, you have a whole week to stew over things. In hockey or basketball, it’s usually a couple of days. Baseball instead presents a steady diet of almost nightly games and that’s a blessing in this case because we all get to turn the page.

And here’s the better news, the Yankees have a really good chance to do so. Their next 26 games are against teams no better than .500, with most of them against teams that are really bad. The schedule is set up to give the Yankees a boost into the home stretch. For a club that has gone 18-20 over the last 38 games, they could use it.