Why, it's those damn Yankees.
The Yankees have been cruising along, taking two of three from San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, and the Angels while splitting a four game set with Minnesota. They are, of course, getting by without three of the guys they planned to feature in their starting rotation: Luis Severino, Carlos Rodon, and Frankie Montas. That would seem to be asking quite a from Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes in the meantime, but Cole and Cortes are 7-0 between them and Cole in particular has been unhittable.
Giancarlo Stanton and Josh Donaldson are both on the IL - I'll give you a moment while you get over your shock at this news - and the widely hyped youngsters Anthony Volpe and Oswaldo Cabrera have not yet Begun to Hit. The Yankees aren't scoring a whole lot of runs, despite the best efforts of Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo. But Cole and Cortes haven't needed all that much in the way of run support.
Fri 21 Apr - Kikuchi (2-0, 4.70) vs German (1-1, 3.86)
Sat 22 Apr - Manoah (1-1, 6.98) vs Cole (4-0, 0.95)
Sun 23 Apr - Gausman (1-2, 3.65) vs Schmidt (0-1, 8.79)