Breaking down the Yankees 8-10 start
What’s gone wrong
The Yankees have held a lead in 14 of 15 games and are 6-8 in those games and they’ve actually scored first in 12 of those 15 games, yet are just 5-7 in those games. Starters and relievers have each blown 4 leads. The Yankees 8 blown-lead losses are tied with the Royals for the most in baseball so far in 2019. It wasn’t until June 24th of last season that the Bombers had their 8th blown lead loss. As a matter of fact, the Yankees won 80% of their games in which they had a lead (it was the second-best record in MLB), while the MLB-wide win percentage was 70%. Not surprising, the 7 losses when scoring first are the most in the league. They Yankees won 81% of their games when scoring first (second-best record in MLB) while the MLB-wide win percentage was 67%.
In Tuesday’s match against divisional long time rival Boston Red Sox, the stage was set for James Paxton to show his position as a star in the bullpen. On Tuesday night, “The Big Maple” did just that in a dominant 8-0 win which he shut out the competition.
Who is Mike Ford and How Can He Help Out an Injury Plagued Team?
The Yankees are a championship caliber team, but I have said in the past that injuries will be all that keeps the Yankees from winning games. Although we are only in week 3, we have basically an entire team’s worth of players on the IL (Injured List). Don’t believe me, just take a look at this list: Luis Severino (starting pitcher), Dellin Betances (relief pitcher), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Greg Bird (first base), Troy Tulowitzki (second base), Didi Gregorius (shortstop), Miguel Andujar (third base), Giancarlo Stanton (right field), Jacoby Ellsbury (center field), Aaron Hicks (left field), and more. Yikes….