The unstoppable force that is the 2010 Yankees continued to lay waste to all comers on Sunday afternoon, dumping Texas 5-2 and completing their first sweep of the year.
Andy Pettitte had a third straight strong outing to open up the year, holding the Rangers to four hits over eight innings of two-run ball. Big Tex finally got on the home run board, and Ramiro Pena picked up a big two-out base hit in the 3rd inning to give the Yankees a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
When the team plays this crisply and effectively, there really isn't that much to discuss. The pitching has, for the most part, been absurdly good, and the offense has been an absolute joy to watch. Nothing beats watching the Yankees obliterate the opposing starter's pitch count, and this game was no different, as Rich Harden needed 94(!) pitches just to get through 3 2/3 innings.
If there's anything to gripe about after a wonderful 9-3 start, you could point to Tex's and Nick the Stick's sub-.200 batting averages, and Nick Swisher has fallen into a somewhat disconcerting slump as well, but they'll each come around soon enough. That the team is averaging 5.75 runs per game without the offense firing on all cylinders is rather mind-boggling.
Should be interesting to see (well, at least read about the next morning -- damn west coast night games) what the Yankees can do against Oakland, who's currently fielding the best pitching staff in the AL on this young season, leading the league in both ERA (2.58) and xFIP (3.93) as of this writing.