New York Yankees Series Preview: Yanks Look To Snap Out Of Funk Against Tampa Bay

Keys To A Series Win:

Be Patient:

In the first five games of 2016, the New York Yankees’ offense averaged seven runs per game, so we all know how good they are when they’re on.

When everything is working, New York’s offense consists of two of the fastest players in baseball (Jacoby Ellsbury,Brett Gardner) to set the table. Following them is Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann.

The powerful middle of the order is followed with a more-than-capable back end featuring Chase Headley, Starlin Castro, and Didi Gregorius.

This lineup is too good to be this bad over a long period of time. The key to breaking out of this aggravating slump is to simply stop trying to do too much and get back to the basics.

Continue Solid Starting Pitching:

After the rotation hit a rough patch in the first two series of 2016, Yankee starters quietly tossed quality starts in each of the past four games.

To attempt to compensate for the lack of offensive production, starting pitching must be able to keep New York in the game until there’s a spark in the lineup.