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New York Yankees Worst In Terms Of Win Percentage After The Braves Blank Them

This time, the New York Yankees are not having a great season at all. If injuries are not enough, the team is struggling to maintain a winning streak. There are a lot of faults in the team. Apparently, they have not executed the plans really well. It is safe to say that the Yankees have played pretty mediocre baseball in the current season. Many experts believe the 2023 edition can be one of their worst seasons ever.

Lately, the Bombers have won as many games as they have lost. But this time, their win percentage has dropped down to .500 again. Previously this season, the Yankees were 15-15 on May 1, 2023. It was the time when they fell to six and a half games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the final AL Wild Card spot. After May 1, the Yankees are back to .500 at present. Although losing four straight games did not help their cause.


New York Yankees Drop Down To .500

After basically jogging from second to home, the Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton was tagged out at the plate by Astros catcher Martin Maldonado during the third inning of Saturday’s game. AP

Sadly, Luis Severino did the early damage, and the 27-time World Champions never really could recover at Truist Park on Tuesday. Later, the Atlanta Braves won 5-0 against the New York side. The offense really let the Yankees down. Moreover, they could not even show up with a one-hit effort. Since 1995, the iconic New York side has fallen to .500 this late season for the first time. In a recent interview, Aaron Judge explained what has been the team’s main issue. He revealed the team is not showing their best skill when they need to. Moreover, Judge pointed out the stretch where they got ample opportunities to stay in the hunt. But they did capitalize on those chances.

Currently, the New York Yankees see themselves in serious danger of missing out on the playoffs this season. It would be for the first time since 2016, when the Yankees missed the playoffs. The team might also lose the season for the first time since 1992. The team manager Aaron Boone mentioned when a team is in the driver’s seat, they never really focus on just October or September. The skipper also mentioned that it is not fun to keep losing when they wear the iconic jersey. The team is focusing on doing better and would not like to dip under .500 this season.

Aaron Boone Knows His Team Had Issues With Baserunning

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Aaron Boone Aaron Judge Yankees Source: NJ.com

Moreover, the Yankees will try to avoid a sweep against the heavyweight Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. On Tuesday, they had just a single hit but recorded more errors. Later Aaron Boone suggested that since the baserunning error did not rise to a great level, he did not pull Harrison Bader from the game.

But the New York Yankees have been very slow in terms of the average sprint speed in 2023. In fact, they have been the slowest. Some of the decisions they made did not go their way. As a result, they lost many close games. The team manager believes at this situation, they must keep calm and try to find a balance between not being aggressive and playing scared.