When was the last time you heard the Yankees referred to as their long time nickname the ‘Bronx Bombers?’ You probably can’t even remember, and the numbers this season especially have shown why.
The Yankees’ offense has just been downright awful and disappointing to say the least. As of this morning, the team is not ranked higher than ninth in any of the offensive categories, which they used to dominate in the American League. Out of 15 teams in the league, the Yankees are 11th in the amount of runs they have scored this year.
There are a lot more statistics that hurt just a bit more. Since Friday, when the Yankees scored five runs in the sixth inning against the Indians, they have went on to only score in three of their last 29 innings. In result to that, they went an embarrassing 19 innings without putting up one run on the board. Keep in mind this is the team that is supposed to carry that Bronx Bombers nickname.
Many people are pointing fingers at certain players, but even the players that are supposed to excel aren’t doing the job. Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran didn’t put on the show they were expected to, but Beltran is hitting the ball a lot better of late to his credit. Players like Martin Prado and Stephen Drew were great additions, but not too great. They both are hitting .200 since joining the Yankees.
All in all, the Yankees need to find a way to win. There doesn’t seem to be a recipe for success, but putting a win in the left hand column is what matters the most in this final stretch.
“I don’t think it makes a difference who you’re playing,” Derek Jeter told Mark Feinsand of NY Daily News. “You’ve got to find ways to win games. We have to win games.”