New York Faces a Set Back
The New York Yankees will enter Monday in unfamiliar territory. While they are atop of the division, they now share that lead with the Boston Red Sox. The West was not kind to the Yankees, who have lost six straight. Despite winning on Monday against the Angels, they were not able to find success against them again. The weekend only brought more frustration as they were swept by the Athletics. The Yankees rotation proved just how ineffective it is without the help of Aaron Judge and the rest of their young offense bailing them out. The week put some heat on the bullpen, which also couldn’t come up with enough to compensate for the performance of the rotation.
Despite Aroldis Chapman returning from the DL, the Yankees have more injury to worry about. Adam Warren landed on the DL and Aaron Hicks has been day to day since Thursday night. Gary Sanchez seems to have recovered from whatever ailed him during the weekend, but is one to monitor in the coming days. The week not only allowed for the Red Sox to get their foot in the door, but has opened it for the entire division. Entering Monday, every team is within six games of first place, leaving the race wide open as the summer approaches.
The Yankees are still a very good team, despite some disheartening losses this week. The real question is whether their young stars can keep producing through the rigors of the season.