The New York Yankees aren't used to losing and there are a lot of eyebrows raised in the Big Apple these days as the team is on its worst streak of the season.
The successes of the first months of the campaign seem a long way off, even if the victories previously acquired had allowed the Bronx Bombers to forge a significant lead at the top of the Eastern Division of the American League of Baseball. However, has this high priority put players who have been on the soft pedal to sleep lately? With 11 defeats in 13 games, it is certainly permissible to ask the question. With a payroll of more than $250 million in 2022 according to spotrac.com, the Yankees will have the wrath of their fans if the problems are not resolved.
Following a 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone's men claim just one run in their last 27 innings. In the standings, their cushion is still well inflated despite losing five series in a row, except that their opponents of the day came within nine games of the lead.
“If it's going to happen, it's better that it's August now and not the first week of the playoffs or near the end of the regular season when you're getting ready for the playoffs and you get hit in the face,” slugger Aaron told MLB.com. Judge.
“You have to learn to respond after receiving a few slaps in the face; it will be good for us, he added. You can't get the good without the bad. So it will be good for everyone in this locker room to go through this streak, look in the mirror and ask themselves what each can do to improve.
The Jays are coming  ;
After the last game of the three-game series against the Rays on Wednesday, the New York club will host the Toronto Blue Jays, another struggling team, for four games starting Thursday . It will have to be seen whether the local favorites will make their next visitors pay the bill or if the general ineptitude of the attack will continue.
“We are all frustrated, but we cannot let these bad feelings affect our prep every night,” Boone said. We've got a few guys on a bad streak. We have to organize ourselves and be ready to fight to get out of the quagmire. It's part of the game. It's not fun, but here we are.”