Things go from bad to worse for the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers would complete their three–game set with the Tampa Bay Rays in an afternoon matinee. So we continue to recap the Yankees’ 2020 season with three more takeaways.
Takeaway #1: Gleyber Gets Hurt & Paxton Too
The Yankees’ shortstop, Gleyber Torres, would leave the game early with left hamstring tightness. Losing Torres would add even more to the hardship the Bombers are facing. With Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and DJ LeMahieu, among others are already on the IL, losing Gleyber Torres will place the Yankees are an extreme disadvantage. The 2019 season was known by the “Next Man Up” mentality. And it looks like 2020 is following suit.
And just like with Gleyber Torres, James Paxton was also sent for an MRI. James Paxton’s last start (before today) was impressive. In that start, Paxton looked like the pitcher the Yankees targeted in the trade with Seattle. However, as soon as Paxton started pitching from the stretch, he was unable to maintain the rhythm and timing he had from the windup. Yankee fans will continue to hold their collective breaths to see what the results will say. However, even when the results are released, Yankee fans will be skeptical because the reports and the actual timelines don’t usually add up.
Takeaway #2: Lacking in Offense
With the amount of talent that currently resides on the Yankees IL list, it’s not a wonder that the Bombers offense has looked a little lacking. Outside of Luke Voit, the Yankee offense hasn’t produced much since the IL stint of Aaron Judge. Yankee catcher, Gary Sanchez, has started to turn up the heat, but Gary still strikes out much too frequently to carry the Bombers offense. When the Yankees aren’t hitting 3 or 4 home runs a game, they struggle to win games.
Takeaway #3: Swept Outta First
The New York Yankees were running through the league dominantly until they ran into the Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay demonstrated complete control over the Yankees. Over the three-game set, the Rays outscored the Yankees 20-10. New York will Look to rebound. However, the first game of the Subway Series is now postponed due to a failed COVID-19 between the Mets and Marlins tonight. This will give the Yankees a chance to regroup and get back on track.