For the first time in nearly 30 years, the New York Yankees are a .500 club this late into a baseball season.
Following a 5-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Yankees stand at 60-60. The last time the Bronx Bombers were a .500 later in the year it was 1995. The difference between that team and this one is simple: the 1995 Yankees that were 61-61-1 in August eventually made it to the playoffs.
This year’s Yankees squad is falling further and further out of contention for playoffs.
Said Aaron Judge following the loss: “We’re not showing up. That’s what it comes down to, we’re not showing up when we need to.”
Should the Yankees lose on Wednesday, and get swept by Atlanta, it will be the first time since September 5, 1995 that the Yankees are under .500.
On Tuesday, the Yankees managed only one hit, a night after scoring only three runs on 11 hits. Right now it doesn’t seem to matter what offensive output the Yankees get, they aren’t scoring enough runs.
Aaron Boone Comments
Boone credited pitcher Luis Severino with pitching with good stuff. “he had stuff tonight. He had his way a lot of the night. It looked like a hanging slider that they hit out of the ballpark. I thought he threw the ball well.”
“It sucks we are simply not playing well enough,” Boone continued.
Severino gave up five runs over four innings of work. All five runs were scored via the home run.
Marcel Ozuna hit a three-run homer for Atlanta in the bottom of the first inning to make it 3-0 Braves.
Ronald Acuna hit a two-run shot in the fourth to put Atlanta up 5-0.
The Yankees have lost eight of their last ten, including four in a row. In fact, since New York was a season-best 11 games over .500 following a series win over the Dodgers on June 4, the Yankees are 24-35. They now trail the wild card by 6.5 games.
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