That’s all that separates the Yankees from the Oakland A’s right now in the Wild Card race. Why? Because the Yankees dropped the last two games to the Twins – the Twins! – and nearly got no-hit in the process.
This situation is making me very nervous. Oakland always has a way of getting hot late in the season and the Yankees? I honestly don’t know what to say. Severino pitched well last night, so that was a positive. But to use Sonny Gray as a spot starter the night before and Tommy Kaenle in relief were disastrous decisions.
The return of Gary Sanchez hasn’t exactly turned the team’s offense around, and at this point the absence of Judge, while it looms large, isn’t the reason for the team’s inability to win games. The problem is a combination of flaws. They’re just not playing well and it’s the wrong time for a collapse.
What’s especially disheartening is that they began the season so gloriously, giving us so much hope, providing such great entertainment. It was fun to win games, remember?
I think Boone needs to find a way to rally the troops….before it’s too late.