MLB: The New York Yankees don't beat anyone

MLB: The New York Yankees don't beat anyone


The New York Yankees have been on a very busy streak since August 2. As outrageous as it sounds, the Mules can't find a way to win. The team made various moves in the market to strengthen itself for the postseason. However, the pace has been quite the opposite. Since the trade deadline, they have a record of one win and seven losses. If we open the spectrum in which we see the state of the Bombers, we find that they are with a record of seven wins and 13 losses since the All-Star break. 

Analyzing this panorama, in addition to the additions made by the team: What is wrong with the Yankees? There are some factors in the computer that can answer this question. 

The pitching staff and injuries.

While rotation ace Gerrit Cole has built up a erratic pace in his recent outings, he can't be blamed for all of the pitching staff. The Brian Cashman-led front office moved Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis to bring Frankie Montas into the rotation from Oakland. The Dominican pitcher was severely punished and the Red Birds left-hander blanked his old team in his first start. 

Also the pitcher who came to snatch the closer position from Aroldis Chapman, Clay Holmes , has a 7.36 ERA in his last 7.1 innings of work . He barely accumulates a rescue and two defeats. Also, the loss of Michael King to an elbow injury and the general instability of the relievers has created problems for the Mules. In the first half of the season , they posted a collective ERA of 3.20 starting pitching and 2.89 from the bullpen . If we put it in perspective with the 5.08 and 3.39 for both facets in the second half , we see that the Yankees are suffering the opposing hits.

With the bats, the team follows the rhythm of Aaron Judge, who already has 45 homers and is on pace to surpass the legendary Roger Maris as the home run leader for a year in the franchise. But one of the important changes that came to strengthen the outfield, like Andrew Benintendi who has not been able to work as expected.

Like Harrison Bader, who is injured until the end of August as a minimum return date. The one who benefited from his departure to the Dodgers was patrolman Joey Gallo , who regained his strength by letting his beard grow again. The Yankees must now seek to recapture the spark that made them the most dangerous team in all of baseball.  

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