The New York Yankees may have found their groove again.
After a tough series loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees returned home for a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins and took three of the four games.
But the second half has been one to forget for the most part.
The Yankees have lost some key games and not come through in some key spots.
While they seem to be a lock for October, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some things that might raise some eyebrows.
The Yankees have lost 23 games this season by one run.
The only team in baseball with more one-run losses than the Yankees is the 59-77 Texas Rangers.
Yankees now have 23 1-run losses this season. The only AL team with more is Rangers (30).
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) September 9, 2022
Yanks’ One-Run Losses A Concern
While this doesn’t necessarily jump out as a major concern, it’s still something to keep an eye on, and something that the Yankees could look to improve on down the stretch.
When you lose games by one run, that often times means that you haven’t cashed in on several key opportunities.
It can also mean you ran into great pitching, but the Yankees offense hasn’t been quite the same as of late.
Stranding runners is never a good thing, and that tends to be the case when teams are losing games by one run.
While the Yankees have been a winning team for the vast majority of the season, this is something that could raise some eyebrows among Yankee fans.
For them to also be in the same company as a team like the Rangers, who are already well out of contention is also not a good thing.
It may not be a glaring issue, but it is something worth watching as the Yankees prepare to make their final push towards October.