We were fooled. We thought that maybe — just to mix things up — the Yankees would have a good West Coast trip. They even started strong, extending their winning streak in 60 years to 13 games with back-to-back victories in Oakland. Then ... they looked completely lost for four days in a row against the A’s and Angels. Oof.
We tried to strike the balance between optimism & realism about the Yankees’ recent skid (recorded prior to Gerrit Cole’s dominance last night), while looking in on some of what went wrong. Corey Kluber’s still working out the kinks, Jameson Taillon might be fatigued, and Gio Urshela is getting accustomed to playing again, too. Let’s just hope that his latest snafu doesn’t look worse, post-MRI. At least Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are still raking.
We also took a look at the Yankees’ upcoming schedule and the current playoff race, which has New York perhaps too far back of Tampa Bay to worry much about the AL East, and the Red Sox going through a shaky week as well amid Wild Card contention. Time constraints prevented us from doing our standard “Meet a Baby Bomber” segment, but we did do the Yankee and Mitre of the Week.
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