The New York Yankees continued their second half slide on Friday night.
Coming off their latest disappointing series against the Rays, the Yankees were blown out by the Blue Jays on Thursday. And Friday, it was more of the same story for the Bronx Bombers.
Continuing their string of stagnant offensive performances, the Yankees lost the second game of the series against the Blue Jays, 4-0.
Not only were the Yanks shut out yet again, but they only managed to get a runner in scoring position two times in the entire game.
After the loss, Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a plea for his team: it’s time to get “ticked off”.
“We should be ticked off right now and we need to start playing better. Plain and simple,” Boone said in his postgame press conference Friday.
Aaron Boone: “We should be ticked off right now. We need to start playing better, plain and simple.”
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 20, 2022
Despite his clear frustration with the team’s recent struggles, Aaron Boone is still confident that his guys can right the ship.
“You pour a lot into trying to shake hands at the end of the day, and we’ve been able to do that on balance on a really high clip this year. We’ve hit a rough patch and we’ve got to dig ourselves out,” Boone added, via ESPN. “We can sit here, and I can keep answering questions and talk about it … but we’ve got to go do it. And the good news is we’ve got all the pieces in that room to do that. I know that’s coming. I know it’s going to happen, but it really sucks going through it.”
Luckily for Aaron Boone and the Yankees, they still sit at an impressive 73-47 on the season, eight games ahead of the Blue Jays for first place in the AL East.
Sure, things aren’t going well in the Bronx right now. But given their position in the standings, the Yankees have given themselves the luxury of having some time to figure it out before October.
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