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Blue Jays and the AL East Recap: Week two

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Apr 17, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Yankees Struggle

New York Yankee’s: 5-6

The Yankees struggled this week, losing four straight and both series against the Blue Jays and the Mariners. Pitching woes hurt the Yankees this week as they saw multiple early leads eliminated later in the game. Their real problem, however, came from a lack of offence.

After scoring more than 25 runs last week, the Yankees managed just 14 this week, hitting more than 2 in their only two wins. Masahiro Tanaka got the win on Sunday as Alex Rodriguez broke his early 0-for-19 streak to hit a home run to help push the Yankees.

New York was well under par this week and their problems more pronounced. Their bullpen can close out a game, but can their rotation keep them in the game long enough for that to happen? Eliminating the impact of that bullpen with an early attack will be Toronto’s ticket to success against this 2016 Yankees squad.

Furthermore, if their offence isn’t being explosive, they aren’t winning. Let’s call this week an off week for their bats.

Final Takeaway:

The Yankee’s rotation problems are even more pronounced as their offence suffered an off week.

Next: Orioles look human for a moment

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