Yankees Fight to Maintain Lead
The Yankees fought against some tough competition this week. They lost their opening series against Baltimore and only a split against the Blue Jays. This leaves them in first by 2 games and ahead of the Jays/Rays by only a 5.5 games. New York has now allowed the division open to more competitors instead of closing it off. The down week overshadows all the good this team has going for them. Despite the losing record on the week, New York’s bats continued to rake. A strong showing from their rotation shone through as well.
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The Yankees are evaluating Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shutting him down from Baseball activities with concussion like symptoms. Though a star, this is should not prove an issue for a team as deep as New York. New York’s Aaron Judge hit Baseball’s best 18th home run this week following up on his AL Rookie of the month campaign with even more All Star and MVP worthy season.
The Yankees have not time to relax though. They’ll have to defend their title against the Red Sox and Orioles this week.
The Yankees faltered a bit this week, opening the flood gates for others to contend. With everything firing properly, they could very easily shut down their competition and lock down the division.