Yankees Stumble at Wrong Moment
New York Yankees: 26-30
After digging themselves out of the hole they fell into early May, the Yankees struggled to gain ground against division foes this week.
They first got swept by the Jays in Toronto, and then couldn’t hold on long enough to secure a series win against the Orioles in Baltimore. There only other win came in a pick up game against the Tigers on Thursday.
New York’s offence managed only an average of three runs per game, and missed multiple opportunities to get ahead.
The most troubling aspect of the week was the weak showing from the Yankees normally ironclad pen. Both Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman struggled, blowing late leads. This fell on a week where their starting rotation struggled to stay in the game late. Betances lost two games this week, which is definitely a concern for New York given how heavily they are expected to rely on that back end.
The Yankees are trending in the wrong direction at the wrong time. With the Blue Jays soaring and the Red Sox and Orioles battling for first, the Yankees failed to make any ground in the division.
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