There weren’t exactly dominant expectations for the New York Yankees this season but they have made the most of what potential they have had so far. They are probably overachievers so far in the season as they currently sit in second place in an ever tightening American League East. That remains true now even though they just got swept at the hands of the New York Mets and their losing streak sits at five games. The main culprit in the streak seems to be a lack of offense.
During the entire four game series the Yankees were outscored 16 to 7 and blew a save in the only game they looked to be able to win. All total it was not a good showing in the so-called subway series between the Mets and Yankees. The Yanks just didn’t show up. They managed one run in the first two games and worked up to four in the third before being limited by Dillon Gee to one run in the finale.
It doesn’t get any easier as the division leading Boston Red Sox are next on the schedule for the Yankees. They have to face two of their best pitchers and for sure they will need to rely on their own stellar pitching and hope to get some timely hits along the way. It’s not a bad situation for the Yankees though. Actually they picked a pretty good time to struggle if they had to eventually.
They are still just a couple of games out. The only consequence is the tightening of the division. Now it is becoming a four team race instead of just the Sox and Yankees. That’s not terrible considering the losing trend they have going. They should be able to get it going in time to fight it out with the rest of the teams.