The New York Yankees missed a chance to go on a big winning streak this weekend when they only managed a split in their four-game series with the Oakland Athletics.
While the Yankees are playing quite a bit better than they had been earlier this month, they still have kept the door open for the Tampa Bay Rays to make a comeback and secure their third straight AL East title.
In fact, the Yankees have a pretty bad record at the Oakland Coliseum.
They’ve gone 14-25 in Oakland since 2012, which amounts to a poor .359 winning percentage.
That is their worst record at any ballpark in that span.
Yankees are now 14-25 (.359) at Oakland Coliseum since 2012. That's their worst record at any ballpark in that span (min. 7 games)
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 28, 2022
Yanks Go Quiet In Oakland
That’s a pretty bad mark at one ballpark.
This has to be a little bit troubling if you’re a Yankees fan.
New York, while still a fantastic ballclub, has struggled this month to beat teams that are already out of the picture.
This past weekend was no exception to that.
The Yankees needed to take advantage of a softer portion in their schedule, but were unable to take care of business in Oakland.
Instead, they find themselves walking away with just a split.
Losing to a bad team is a punch in the gut for any ballclub.
Those are the teams that you expect to take advantage of.
But since 2012, the Yankees have, for whatever reason struggled to win games in Oakland, even while Oakland was in their rebuilding phase from 2015-2017.
They’ll head out to Los Angeles to take on the struggling Los Angeles Angels for three games.
The Yankees still have a chance to take advantage of struggling teams.
It just was not meant to be this weekend in Oakland.