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Yankees: Start hitting stop losing

Joe DiMaggio showing three year old Larry Vale...

Joe DiMaggio showing three year old Larry Valencourt how to hold a bat: West Palm Beach, Florida (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida)

After losing two of three to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, the New York Yankees have left me dumbstruck.

What else is there left to dissect or suggest, as the answer is pretty simple now that Kendry Morales has signed with the Twins.

If the Yankees do not start scoring runs, they will continue to lose series to teams that they should be beating.

Luckily the entire AL East is playing sub-par baseball, as all five teams lost yesterday.

So even though the Yankees are a .500 team (31-31) and stand in third place, they have been blessed with a window of opportunity to right the ship.

But what I am wondering is why the offense is not getting better?

The 2014 Yankees are supposed to be better than last year’s team, but they are not.

But today in 2013, the Yankees run differential was +15, were only a game and a half out of first with a 36-26 record.

This season’s Bronx Bombers are sporting a -31 run differential, and are six games back from the top.

And the offense is seemingly getting worse.

As over the first, nine days of June the bats are posting a .220 batting average, with in 21 RBIs, three homers, 16 walks and 64 strikeouts. They are also carrying a .266 OPS (on-base percentage) and a .302 slugging percentage, which is the worst in the AL so far this month.

Yikes!

Now, do you think this slump at the plate will not go on all season?

My prediction is the Yankees will not get out of the gutter just yet, and that June will continue to be the same.

But I expect by mid-July this team will start gelling, and things will start clicking because this team is too talented to be this bad

I have said from the start that unlike last season’s Yankees, this group will be a second-half team to reckon with.

Truthfully, with each passing day the hope that my prediction turns to reality wavers but I am trying to keep the faith.

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