Numbah One is not happy.
Former WFAN host Mike Francesa slammed the New York Yankees Sunday on Twitter during and following their 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
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The swings the Yanks get against an awful pitcher like (Ryan) Yarbrough are hard to watch. Sick of looking at these guys. .. 5-10. Not, repeat not, too early for a major shakeup.
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After a weekend sweep by the Rays, the Yankees own the worst record in the American League and second-worst in all of MLB (the Colorado Rockies are 4-12).
While there are many reasons why the Yankees are struggling and several candidates to blame, one person in particular is on Francesa’s hit list: center fielder Aaron Hicks.
Yanks can’t bat Hicks in the middle of the lineup. .. (Jay) Bruce is retiring because he can’t play anymore. His current OPS is .466. Hicks has an OPS of .476. He bats third.
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The numbers never lie, and any way you slice it, the Yankees are not a good club right now. Per Yankees PR:
- Yankees have lost a season-high five straight games, their longest losing streak since 9/4 (G2) - 9/8/20 .. are 0-3 on their five-game homestand and 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Yankees were swept in a series of multiple games for the first time since dropping both games of a doubleheader on 8/26/20 at Atlanta and swept for the first time at home since 8/18-20/20 vs. Tampa Bay.
- Yankees have dropped at least 10 of their first 15 games of a season for the eighth time in franchise history and first since 1997 (also 5-10) … have finished with a winning record in each of the last three such seasons (96-66 in 1997; 79-76 in 1972 and 93-69 in 1970).
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- Rays improved to 5-1 this season against the Yankees..are 8-1 in their last nine games at Yankee Stadium (since 8/18/20) after going 1-7 in their previous eight (since 5/19-7/18/19).
The Yankees will try to snap out of their funk Tuesday when they open a two-game series at Yankee Stadium against the Atlanta Braves. Jameson Taillon gets the ball to open the series, followed by Corey Kluber on Wednesday.
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