Swept Away

Last Sunday the Yankees had a six-game cushion in the AL East. Today that cushion is down to 1-1/2 games. Toronto came in and swept the Yankees, winning their sixth, seventh and eighth-straight games in the process.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this series was what wasn’t the cause of the Yankee losses- starting pitching. Well, maybe you can say Nova didn’t pitch well on Saturday, but it was the complete disappearance of the offense that killed them this weekend.  Since the Yankees scored 13 runs on Tuesday, they have scored a grand total of 4 in 5 games. That is terrible.

The good news for the Yankees is they get a day off to recoup and they get a chance for revenge next weekend in Toronto. The bad news is that things have gotten a lot tighter in the division.