The New York Yankees are tumbling after enjoying a winning streak that saw them emerge victorious in seven of nine games last week. However, they are currently on a 4-game losing streak after being swept by the Boston Red Sox and dropping the first game of a four-game series against a sub .500 Los Angeles Angels team.
The Yankees are now 40-38 on the season and sit 7.5 games back from first place after being within reaching distance prior to the weekend. In Game 1 against the Angels, the Yankees recorded six hits and struck out nine times. The offense once again has emerged as a liability, despite putting two runs on the board in the first two innings. It took until the sixth inning for Giancarlo Stanton to launch a solo shot to left field, but they were blanked for the remainder of the contest.
Skipper Aaron Boone continues to toss optimistic narratives into the media, but the reality is, his team is not performing despite having the largest payroll in baseball. Some believe that Boone’s time as manager could be coming to an end, whether it be his in-game changes or lack of motivation for his players.
“The good news is we are still in complete control of the script,” manager Aaron Boone said Monday. “But I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s any question moving forward that night in and night out, our seasonâ€™s on the line. Win or lose tonight, we have to come with that same mindset the next day and the next day. Hopefully we find that consistency that I know is in there.”