- Isaac Brendel
Yankees drop series to Toronto
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If I told people that through their first eleven games, the New York Yankees would not have more than a single series win nor a winning record, they’d tell me I was crazy, right?
Folks, what we are seeing here is short-lived momentum, an unmotivated group of players, and a manager who has seemingly lost his clubhouse.
Aaron Judge hit a pair of solo home runs on back-to-back at-bats, but that was not enough to propel the Yanks past the rallying Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays bested the Bombers by a score of 5-4.
After a decisive victory on Monday night, losing this series is unacceptable. The Yankees had their opportunities but did not convert, which has been the story of the 2021 season. For how much longer can we be optimistic and prolong our worries for another few games? This team is missing something, and that’s the sad reality. It wouldn’t be the same New York Yankees without an injury-depleted team by August. If Judge and Giancarlo Stanton go down, where is the depth?
The bottom line: Start showing some hunger to win, drive, and motivation. Prove that there is the next-man-up mentality in case one of your brothers goes down. Play for each other.
I don’t know who or what can get this team going, but we can only hope they find their way.
The Pinstripes take on the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Friday. First pitch is set for 7:05 Eastern Time.