New York Struggles, But Stays Ahead
The New York Yankees faced some adversity this week. After winning a series against the Kansas City Royals they were handed some tough losses by the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite being under .500 for the week, the excellent team is still leading the East. The Bombers have been relying heavily on their amazing offense, led by offensive wunderkind, Aaron Judge. With the likes of Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius back in the fold, one of the best offenses in baseball is set for even more production.
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The Yankees weak point thus far has been the rotation. While the back end of the rotation hasn’t figured it out quite yet, the front end of their staff has been better than advertised so far. Despite the loss of Aroldis Chapman, a stocked bullpen and the brilliant arm of Dellin Betances should keep the Yankees a float. The Yankees get a rematch with the Royals to start the week and face the Oakland Athletics at the end of the week.
The New York Yankees face some easy competition this week, and can easily pull away from the rest of the pack with some well timed offense and decent rotation starts.