And that is the fact that this 2012 pinstripe squad is not competing like a team that is postseason bound; not even close.
Personally, I am struggling to stay positive here.
But I am trying to trust in the fact that streaks are always in the past, and along with a formula of timing + talent that a team like the Yankees are due for a hot streak any day now.
Maybe a calendar change like to the month of September will spark them to go on a June-like tear where they finished the month 20-7.
And if the you look at the post All-Star Break divisional standings that is a tall task for the Bombers right now.
Here is how the AL East teams have looked this month: (espn.com):
|Tampa Bay||17||9||0.654||-||7-5||10-4||120||65||55||Won 1|
|NY Yankees||15||12||0.556||2.5||9-5||6-7||132||113||19||Lost 1|
And here are the real standings, as of today (espn.com):
|NY Yankees||75||55||0.577||-||40-26||35-29||629||533||96||Lost 1||4-6|
|Tampa Bay||71||59||0.546||4||35-30||36-29||548||474||74||Won 1||5-5|
Now just so readers know, LadyLovesPinstripes.com will be on vacation starting from this post until the Tuesday after Labor Day, which is September 5th.
I will post my Weekly MLB Power Rankings on Friday but otherwise have a great last weekend of the summer.
And even though I will be at the beach, you can bet I will be watching all Yankees games.
But what I am really scared of is that the Yankees will not be sitting atop the AL East when I return.