The Yankees can’t point fingers at the arms.
The Bombers’ sour September offense had them on a four-game skid entering last night’s late game against the Rays, who held a half-game lead in the AL East. While the Yankees faced aces Cliff Lee and David Price to start the week, the offense is so out of sync it almost doesn’t matter who is on the mound.
Since Sept. 4, the Yankees are hitting a paltry .218 (60-for-275) with two home runs, 23 runs and 61 strikeouts. The offensive slowdown has the Yankees in unfamiliar territory. They’ve lost four in a row for the first time in 16 months and fell from first place for the first time since Aug. 3.
“It’s a long season, you’ll go hot and cold,” manager Joe Girardi said last week.