Now, it might not seem like a big deal because the Yanks got the win, and it's only April, but it begs the question: If the Yanks make the playoffs, which ace will show up? The CMW last night or the CMW of last weekend? CMW is too good to be considered a feast or famine guy, but there is some inconsistency.
Let's look at it one step closer. In the 2005 playoffs CMW had 1 start and was brilliant, allowing 1 run in 6.2 innings. In the 2007 playoffs, CMW had 2 starts, only pitched 5.2 innings in those 2 starts and allowed 12 runs which equals a staggering 19.06 ERA. So against stiff competition, the Red Sox or otherwise, can CMW get it done? It's a question that may resurface throughout the season, but one thing is certain, the Yanks don't stand a chance without their ace acting like an ace.