The New York Yankees were hopeful to turn their fortunes around during a six-game road trip after the All-Star break. Facing the struggling Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels seemed like a promising opportunity to make up ground in the AL playoff race. However, things didn’t go as planned for the Yankees.
In the series against the Rockies at the hitter-friendly Coors Field, the Yankees lost two out of three games. The situation didn’t improve when they faced the struggling Angels, who had lost 11 of their last 13 games. Instead of finding redemption, the Yankees suffered a disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Angels.
In their latest game against the Angels, Yankees’ key offseason addition, Carlos Rodón, had a tough outing, allowing early runs, putting the team in a difficult position. On the offensive side, the Yankees’ bats struggled against the Angels’ starting pitcher, Chase Silseth, who was just recalled from Triple-A. The Angels’ pitching staff set a franchise record with 42 strikeouts across the three-game series.
Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone expressed frustration after the game, acknowledging the team’s struggles and the need to address the issues they are facing. The team’s losing streak has now reached four games, matching their longest of the season.
As the Yankees head back home for a series against the Kansas City Royals, they are hoping for a turnaround. However, they have learned that they cannot underestimate any opponent, and their reliance on Aaron Judge’s return to the lineup adds to the pressure they are facing.
The frustration among the team is evident, with base-running mistakes and overall struggles on the field. The Yankees are aware that they need to find solutions quickly to get back on track in the playoff race.
Overall, the Yankees’ road trip did not go as planned, and they are facing challenges that need to be addressed to remain competitive in the AL.