Don’t look now, but the New York Yankees are in deep, deep trouble. So bad, in fact, that some are questioning whether they will make it into the expanded playoffs in the midst of this shortened season. Monday night was more evidence that things just aren’t quite right, as they lost 12-7 to the Toronto Blue Jays. That was thanks, in large part, to a ten-run sixth inning from the Jays that had included a Danny Jensen grand slam.
The Yankees were leading 6-2 coming into the frame, and they left it trailing 12-6, putting them into a hole much too big to climb out of. That’s six losses in their last seven games now, four in a row, and the 14th defeat in their last 19. That puts them at 21-20, 4.5 behind the Jays and a further two behind the Rays in the AL East. Alarm bells should be going off, but if anyone can turn it around it has to be the Bronx Bombers, right?