The Yankees entered Monday 1.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the final American League wild-card spot and nine games behind the Raggi di Tampa Bay for first place in the American League East division. New York starts a three-game series with the Texas Rangers a casa.
The Yankees dropped 2-of-3 against the Cleveland Indians durante il fine settimana, getting outscored 22-12 and ending with Gerrit Cole getting shelled for seven runs and then booed off the mound. Yankees manager Aaron Boone laid out the challenge ahead of them and noted time is of the essence.
“We’ve got to get better in a hurry, periodo,” Egli ha detto, attraverso MLB.com. “That wasn’t good enough today. The important thing to remember is that we’re not far off from where we were a couple of weeks ago when we were running them off, but we’ve got to do better than this. That’s an awful couple of days out there.”
New York started September on a four-game losing streak. The team was eight games behind the Rays for first place in the East but managed to maintain a hold on the first wild-card slot, ahead of the Boston Red Sox. The team won the first two games of the month but went on a seven-game losing streak.
The Yankees are 7-11 in September after going 21-8 in agosto.
There’s no time to falter now.
New York has Boston, Toronto and Tampa Bay left on the schedule.
The team has not missed out on the postseason since 2016 and the playoffs have only been without the Yankees four times since 1994.