The Yankees sure like their scheduled days off. They’ve had eight so far this season, counting the All-Star break as just one, and not counting the break between the first and second game of the season. In those contests they’re 5-3 overall, but have won the past three. The last time they lost a game after a day off was the opener of the Atlanta series all the way back in June. I’m not sure what the Yankees do on these days, but it must be working.
Even more impressive is their record in the five games following a scheduled day off: 32-13. Again, it’s more impressive lately. In the five games following their past three scheduled days off, they are 14-1. In the five games following their past four scheduled days off, they are 18-2. Some rest will do the body good, it would seem.