So the Yankees have gone 20-8 after the All Star Break, to close within 6 of the Red Sox. Bravo, except that they've spent the month playing:
Tampa Bay (again)
Kansas City (again)
Not too hard to run up your record against that lot, really. If they survive their upcoming stretch against teams with a pulse, then maybe they'll have something. But lots of these mid-summer "surges" are a product of a decent team chewing into the soft underbelly of their schedule, and the 2007 Yankees are no exception.