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New York Yankees June Report Card

Frank Franklin II, AP
Frank Franklin II, AP

As the New York Yankees enter the month of July, let’s reflect back on what was an adequate month of June for the Bombers. 

The New York Yankees played very well this month despite the fact that they enter a new one with their overall record evened at 39-39.

Overall, their 15 wins ranked sixth-best in the American League while their offense scoring 129 runs compared to the 119 runs they scored in two more games played in May.

Pitching wise, they struck out the third most batters while recording the fourth most saves the AL. Looking past where they rank, however, this team has built tons of momentum entering what is possibly the most pivotal month of the year.

They split a series with the best team in the AL, the Texas Rangers, in a series which they undoubtedly could have won if it weren’t for one of the strangest rain delays baseball has ever seen.

Regardless, when you throw in two walk-off wins entering a month in which the Yankees expect to define themselves, it goes a long way in building confidence in being a winning team.

If you take a look at the standings, New York sits eight games back behind the juggernaut offense of the Baltimore Orioles but only three games out of a Wild Card spot.

All in all, this month helped them remain alive after a dismal 8-16 start that is still giving the Bombers some headaches. Without further adieu, let’s take a deeper look at how the Yankees fared this past month.