Monday, July 1, 2013

The New York Yankees After The Month Of June

I put together a post after the Subway Series entitled The State of The Yankees Entering June concerning where I thought The Yankees would be after arguably the hardest month on their schedule. Here is what I said:
I find it funny to read comments by some Yankee fans concerning the four game sweep of the Subway Series to the Mets. I keep reading "Wait until September". "We'll see when the World Series is on and the Yankees are playing". My favorite was: "We were saving our strength for Boston". Stop with the false bravado folks. This team will be lucky to finish the month of June with a .500 record with the way they are hitting.
So here we are on July 1, 2013 and let's look at how their schedule turned out:
Boston 0-2
Cleveland 3-0
Seattle 3-1
Oakland 0-3
Anaheim 1-2
Los Angeles 1-1
Tampa 2-2
Texas 1-2
Baltimore 0-3
Where the Yankees entered the month of June at 31-23 in second place, one game behind the Boston Red Sox they end the month at 42-39 in fourth place, six games behind the Boston Red Sox. The stretch was punctuated by one four game wining streak and two five game losing streaks for a total record of 11-16 for the month of June and 12-21 in their last 33 games. No bueno.

The only consolation is that the Yankees have a chance to redeem themselves in July by playing 11 games against the sub .500 Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals to close out the first half of the season. Whether or not they they can take advantage of playing the Twins and Royals remains to be seen.

I'll revisit the plight of the Yankees at the end of July.

Baseball Sisco