The New York Yankees’ struggles are only getting worse.
On Tuesday night, they fell by a final of 2-1 to the surging Washington Nationals, which marked their ninth straight loss.
New York remains at the bottom of the AL East with a record of 60-65, and the team is now 10.5 games out in the Wild Card race.
The losses are piling up in the Bronx, and Tuesday’s loss marked nine straight for the Yankees.
This is the Yankee’s first nine-game skid since all the way back in 1982.
The team has reached a new low with their latest loss.
On Twitter, the Yankees podcast “Talkin’ Yanks” pointed out a grim fact, that none of the players that are currently on the roster were alive when the team last had a skid such as this.
The last time the Yankees lost nine straight games (1982), no one on the current Yankees roster was alive pic.twitter.com/9BnIi3rPoS
— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 23, 2023
This is a disturbing reality for the Yankees.
Not since 1992 have they finished below .500.
However, with a record of 60-65, their streak of 30 consecutive winning seasons is at risk of being snapped.
New York’s run differential has fallen to -28 on the season, and they are now 5.5 games behind their hated rivals in the Boston Red Sox, who are one spot ahead of them in the AL East.
It hasn’t been a typical Yankees year by any stretch of the imagination, and things are only getting worse in the Bronx.
The fact that no current Yankees players had yet been born the last time the team experienced a skid like this is very telling, and in some ways, it’s a testament to the consistency of the Yankees.
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