Blue Jays AL East Recap: Jays Struggle to Use Momentum

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Jun 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
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Yankees struggle to capitalize on success
New York Yankees: 34-35 

It was a week of frustration for the Yankees. Despite playing outside of the division and against some weaker competition, the Yankees failed to produce much momentum.

They were swept in a two-game series by the Rockies before winning three of four against the lowly Twins. Their own successes were overshadowed by the successes of the teams above them, so despite playing decently they still remained in a relative position to the way they started the week.

Their rotation has looked much better in recent weeks, and their relief corps is as good as ever. With a consistent offence producing, their failures really are not indicative of how the Yankees have been playing. They are a good team, they just continue to be outperformed by both foes and division rivals. The Yankees will look to gain some real ground as they face an identical schedule this week.

Final Takeaway:
The Yankees shortcomings are not all at the fault of the Yankees themselves. They will look to turn things around and turn into the contenders they can be in the week ahead.

Next: Rays continue to flounder at the bottom

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