The New York Yankees welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to the Bronx this weekend as they look to rebound from their abhorrent play.
The Rays are heading over to the series at Yankee Stadium with tons of momentum having won four of five including Thursday night’s 12-8 victory against the Boston Red Sox.
The pressing Yankees are on the opposite side of the spectrum. They have scored an anemic 2.25 runs per game in their last eight games and own a 1-7 record in that span.
They are also batting .212 in that span and own a .101 average with runners in scoring position in the last three series (nine games).
Their current start (5-9) is the worst start since 2005 when that Yankee squad owned an identical record.
To be optimistic, that team ended up winning 95 games along with the American League East title. The 2016 Yankees must fix their untimely hitting and inconsistent pitching if their fate is to be the same.