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Less than two months ago it was reasonable to wonder whether the New York Yankees could chase down the 2001 Mariners and 1906 Cubs and break the single-season record of 116 wins. New York was firing on all cylinders and they woke up on the morning of June 19 with a 49-16 record. That’s a 122-win pace. No other team was within nine games of the Yankees at the time.

Fast forward to today and it’s reasonable to wonder whether the Yankees will win even 100 games. Since peaking at 49-16, New York is 22-25, and the team is 13-19 in its last 32 games. The Yankees are 1-6 in their last seven games. Their 71-41 record is obviously still excellent (it’s a 103-win pace), but going 29-21 the rest of the way to get to 100 wins suddenly looks like it could be a challenge.

“We know we’re going to be fine in the long run, but it gets more and more frustrating every day that we don’t come out with a win,” catcher Kyle Higashioka told MLB.com after Wednesday’s loss (SEA 4, NYY 3). “We’re not satisfied with that. So this is the time of the season where you really need to pull together, because it’s a long year and it only gets tougher as it goes on. We’ve just got to dig a little deeper and get ready to go tomorrow.”

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The Yankees are 22-25 in their last 47 games despite a plus-60 run differential because nearly all their losses are close games. Only two of those 24 losses have been by more than three runs, and 17 have been by no more than two runs. Meanwhile, 12 of those 22 wins have been by more than three runs. The Yankees keep winning blowouts and losing close games.

On one hand, the Yankees were never all that likely to win 116 games. There’s a reason it’s only happened twice in the sport’s history. At some point the Yankees were going to come back to Earth and that’s exactly what’s happened. The 2022 Yankees look more like a pretty standard 100-ish win team than the greatest team of their generation, and hey, that’s still really good.

On the other hand, the Yankees have played shoddy baseball the last few weeks, with far too many defensive breakdowns and mental mistakes. That was never more evident than Tuesday night, when they managed to erase their automatic runner in three consecutive extra innings with poor baserunning against the Mariners. These are all unforced errors:

“I don’t want to lose our aggression on the bases. We’ve been really successful,” manager Aaron Boone told MLB.com following the game. “But, you know, we’ve got to be a little smarter. And we’ve had a couple here in the last couple of weeks that have kind of hurt us.”

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The Yankees have an off-day Thursday, then Friday night they will begin an important 12 games in 12 days stretch that includes 10 games against AL East rivals and two games against the high-powered New York Mets. If they’re going to right the ship during this 12-game stretch, they’ll have to do it against some of the best competition they’ll face all year.

Here are four reasons the Yankees have fallen off a historic winning pace and are playing close to .500 ball the last two months.

1. They’ve dealt with injuries.


Luis Severino

SP •

ERA3.45

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WHIP1.07

IP86

BB25

K95

Every team has injuries and no one should feel sorry for the Yankees. Injuries aren’t an excuse for poor play, they’re just a reality. In recent weeks the Yankees lost setup men Chad Green (Tommy John surgery) and Michael King (elbow fracture) to season-ending injuries, possibly resurgent slugger Matt Carpenter (broken foot) as well, plus Luis Severino (lat strain) and Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles tendinitis) have been out several weeks too. That’s a lot of important players on the shelf.

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I don’t want to belabor this point because again, injuries are part of the game and every team deals with them. I just think we have to acknowledge the Yankees have lost a few really good and really important players to injuries in recent weeks, and their winning pace has slowed as a result. That’s all. Onward.

2. The rotation has come back to Earth.

When the Yankees were running roughshod over the rest of the league, their starting rotation was the backbone of their success. At one point they had four starters with a sub-3.00 ERA and the rotation has a whole was the best in the game. That has not been the case lately. The Yankees have played 112 games this year. Splitting the season in half, we get these numbers for their starters:

IP per start

5.6 (2nd in MLB)

5.3 (16th in MLB)

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ERA

2.71 (2nd)

4.34 (20th)

WHIP

0.99 (1st)

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1.19 (7th)

Strikeout rate (K%)

25.2% (2nd)

25.2% (5th)

Walk rate (BB%)

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5.0% (1st)

6.9% (9th)

Home run rate (HR/9)

0.86 (3rd)

1.71 (29th)

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WAR

7.4 (1st)

2.3 (23rd)

The problem is obvious, right? New York’s rotation has gone from being an elite home run prevention unit to nearly the worst in baseball. Their walk rate is up a bit but still well below the MLB average (8.2 percent of batters faced), and the strikeout rate is unchanged. Basically, the rotation is pitching like it did before, only with way more balls leaving the yard.

The league home run rate peaks in the hot summer months and, realistically, New York’s rotation was never going to maintain a 0.86 HR/9 all season. They play in one of MLB’s most home run-happy ballparks and in a division with several other hitters’ parks. That said, I don’t think the Yankees expected the regression to the mean to be this drastic. Having a great rotation and then suddenly having an ineffective rotation is a surefire way to go from the sport’s best record to playing .500 ball for two months.

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3. Bullpen roles are unsettled.

Earlier this year the Yankees had their deepest and most powerful bullpen of the Boone era. Now the bullpen is a bit of a question. Green and King are hurt (so is Miguel Castro), and Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Loáisiga have not been nearly as effective as in the past. Loáisiga has allowed 19 runs, 14 walks, and three homers in 24 2/3 innings this year. He allowed 19 runs, 16 walks, and three homers in 70 2/3 innings last year. 

Furthermore, All-Star closer Clay Holmes has struggled the last few weeks, giving up 10 runs in his last 9 1/3 innings. It’s really just two disaster outings ruining his numbers (four runs and no outs on July 12, then three runs and two outs on July 31), but Holmes allowed seven runs in his first 67 1/3 innings with the Yankees. He went from being automatic in the late innings and a deserving All-Star to being shaky, which has only compounded the bullpen problems.

New York’s bullpen roles are so unsettled right now that Albert Abreu, a waiver claim in June, was brought in to face the middle of Seattle’s order with a one-run lead and the go-ahead run at the plate in the seventh inning Wednesday afternoon. He served up the game-losing two-run homer to Carlos Santana eight pitches later.

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The Yankees imported Scott Effross and Lou Trivino at the deadline to beef up the bullpen and, to make room on the roster, they sent righties Ron Marinaccio and Clarke Schmidt to Triple-A. It’s fair to question those decisions. Marinaccio and Schmidt have pitched extremely well this season, combining for a 2.22 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings. At one point Marinaccio went 56 batters without allowing a hit, the second longest streak in history (Dennis Eckersley went 71 batters between hits in 1977).

“They also understand we’re not in a position right now to be getting rid of pitchers to make room,” Boone told the New York Post about sending down Marinaccio and Schmidt. “Unfortunately for them, it’s the point in their careers they have options (and can be sent to the minors without passing through waivers).”

Marinaccio and Schmidt are rookies and thus the low men on the bullpen totem pole, and those are usually the relievers who find themselves optioned out when space is needed. This is normal roster management league-wide, really. There’s also something to said for putting your 26 best players on the roster. Abreu’s had some promising stretches with the Yankees, but is he really part of the solution, or are the Yankees just trying to maximize depth and team control? Winning shouldn’t take a backseat.

With or without Marinaccio and Schmidt, Boone’s bullpen is unsettled at the moment because Green and King (and Castro) are hurt, Holmes is grinding through it for the first time as a Yankee, and Chapman and Loáisiga are not their usual dominant selves. This 22-24 stretch has featured several blown leads in the late innings, leads that were converted into wins at a near automatic rate earlier in the year thanks to Marinaccio, King, and the dominant version of Holmes.

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4. Judge doesn’t have much help.

Perhaps the most worrisome aspect of this 22-25 stretch, and particularly the 7-13 record since the All-Star break, is it’s happened while Aaron Judge has been an all-world hot streak. The AL MVP favorite is hitting .400/.533/.986 with 12 home runs in the second half. Judge has more home runs (12) than the Marlins (11) since the All-Star break. He’s also hitting .366/.486/.756 with runners in scoring position, so it’s not like Judge has been fattening up his stat line in low-leverage spots. He’s been outrageously good.

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The rest of the lineup has been anything but. Well, no, that’s not fair to DJ LeMahieu, who is hitting .303/.415/.513 with four homers since the All-Star break, and .323/.428/.474 with more walks (26) than strikeouts (19) since July 1. LeMahieu has been awesome lately. Judge has been incredible. The rest of the Yankees? Not so much. Here are the numbers during the 22-25 stretch:

DJ LeMahieu

211

.312/.436/.451

6

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6

16

Aaron Judge

200

.301/.417/.717

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9

20

50

Rest of the Yankees

1,435

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.222/.308/.412

58

59

186

Judge and LeMahieu have been a two-man army these last few weeks. The rest of the Yankees have been mediocre at best. Aaron Hicks walks but does nothing else (.222/.346/.313). Isiah Kiner-Falefa hits singles but does nothing else (.265/.311/.312). Josh Donaldson is hitting .217/.277/.384 since coming off the injured list in June. Others like Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo have had ill-timed slumps in recent weeks. Shut Judge and LeMahieu down, and you’ll shut the Yankees down.

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Stanton is expected back later this month and trade deadline pickup Harrison Bader is expected back in September, so help is on the way, plus Andrew Benintendi has only been with the team two weeks. He is starting to settle in after beginning his Yankees career with a 1-for-20 skid. That said, how much more can you realistically expect from Hicks and Kiner-Falefa? Donaldson is 36 and he played through an achy shoulder earlier this year. Those guys typically don’t perform better as they move forward. Even Benintendi only has three homers this season. He rarely makes the other team pay with that one big swing.

The Yankees have a few too many unproductive players in the everyday lineup. That was the true earlier this season, though the Yankees were able to win anyway because the rotation was so good and Judge was doing MVP things. Now teams are starting to pitch around Judge — he’s walked 13 times in his last 10 games after walking 13 times in his previous 24 games — and that puts the onus on the rest of the offense. And other than LeMahieu, no one has been up to the task.


As poorly as the Yankees have played the last few weeks, it’s important to note they still have a 10-game lead in the AL East and also a 10-game lead for a Wild Card Series bye. At the start of this 22-25 stretch, they had a 12-game lead. They’ve lost only two games in the standings while playing .500-ish ball for close to two months. The Yankees opened the door for the rest of the AL East, said come and make a run at us, and none of the other teams did.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t legitimate issues in the Bronx, of course. The rotation has to sort out the home run problem, the Yankees need Holmes and a few other relievers (Chapman and Loáisiga, specifically) to get on track, and Judge and LeMahieu need more help on offense. It’s incorrect to say the Yankees are fortunate to have a 10-game lead. They banked wins earlier this season and built that lead. They earned it and they’ve afforded themselves the opportunity to straighten a few things out, and clearly, there are things that need to be straightened out.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a playoff spot, but still have much to play for as they open their final home series of the regular season against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. 

The out-of-contention Red Sox officially punched the Blue Jays’ post-season ticket by beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Thursday, an off-day for Toronto. 

Now, the Blue Jays are trying to stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners for first in the wild-card race, which would allow Toronto to play its best-of-three first-round series at home starting Oct. 7. 

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Here’s a look at the Blue Jays-Red Sox series. 

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Probable pitchers 

Friday, 7:07 p.m. ET / 4:07 p.m. PT: Toronto RHP Alek Manoah (15-7, 2.31 ERA) vs. Boston RHP Nick Pivetta (10-11, 4.48 ERA) 

Saturday, 3:07 p.m. ET / 12:07 p.m. PT: Toronto RHP Ross Stripling (9-4, 3.16 ERA) vs. Boston RHP Brayan Bello (2-7, 4.39 ERA) 

Sunday, 1:37 p.m. ET / 10:37 a.m. PT: Toronto RHP Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.30) vs. Boston TBD 

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All games on Sportsnet. 

Latest on the Blue Jays 

The Blue Jays (87-69) lost two of three to the visiting New York Yankees earlier this week. 

After a dramatic 3-2, 10-inning win in the opener on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s walk-off single and Gausman’s strong start, the Blue Jays didn’t get the same kind of starts from Jose Berrios and Mitch White and dropped the next two. 

Aaron Judge’s AL record-tying 61st home run of the season highlighted a series-ending 8-3 win for the Yankees on Wednesday. 

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The Yankees also clinched the AL East crown with a 5-2 win on Tuesday. 

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The out-of-contention Red Sox (74-81) did the Blue Jays, Rays and Mariners a favour by taking three of four from the Orioles. 

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster in the eighth to break a 3-3 tie on Thursday, propelling the Red Sox to a 5-3 win. 

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Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched 4 2/3 innings, making his first appearance since going on the injured list on Aug. 23 with a sore right shoulder. He allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits while striking out three. 

The Red Sox won 10 of 19 against the Orioles this year, taking the season series for the fifth year in a row. 

Playoff watch 

With six games left, the Blue Jays are 1.5 games in front of Seattle and two games ahead of Tampa Bay for top spot in the wild-card race. 

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The top finisher hosts the No. 2 team in the first round, while the No. 3 team goes to Cleveland to face the Guardians. 

Toronto must finish ahead of Tampa and Seattle to get first as it does not own the tiebreaker. 

The Rays are in Houston to face the AL-leading Astros this weekend, while the Mariners host the last-place Oakland A’s. 

Season series 

The Blue Jays are a dominant 13-3 against the Red Sox this year. 

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Toronto is a perfect 6-0 against the Red Sox since the All-Star break with all the wins coming at Fenway Park. 

The highlight was a franchise record for runs in a night when the Blue Jays pounded the Red Sox 28-5 on July 22. 

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Marquee matchup 

Manoah squares off against Victoria’s Pivetta in the opener – the same pitching matchup that took place on June 29 at Rogers Centre. 

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Both starters were good in no-decisions that night (Manoah gave up three runs, two earned, in seven innings and Pivetta allowed two runs in six innings) before the Red Sox won 6-5 in an exciting 10-inning game. The Red Sox scored three in the 10th before the Blue Jays fell just short with two. 

Up next 

The Blue Jays wrap up their season with three games in Baltimore against the Orioles, starting Monday. 

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UTSA @ Middle Tenn.

Current Records: UTSA 2-2; Middle Tenn. 3-1

What to Know

The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-1 against the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Friday. The Roadrunners and Middle Tenn. will face off in a Conference USA battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium. Both teams have set a high bar for this game after stand-out offensive performances in their previous games.

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Everything went UTSA’s way against the Texas Southern Tigers last week as they made off with a 52-24 win. QB Frank Harris was a one-man wrecking crew for UTSA, passing for four TDs and 392 yards on 31 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 31 yards. Near the top of the highlight reel was Harris’ 69-yard TD bomb to WR De’Corian Clark in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, Middle Tenn. was hampered by 82 penalty yards against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes last week, but luckily for them that wasn’t the tale of the game. Middle Tenn. came out on top against Miami (FL) by a score of 45-31. QB Chase Cunningham had a stellar game for the Blue Raiders as he passed for three TDs and 408 yards on 25 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Cunningham’s 98-yard touchdown toss to WR DJ England-Chisolm in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

The Roadrunners are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

UTSA is now 2-2 while Middle Tenn. sits at 3-1. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: UTSA enters the contest with only two thrown interceptions, good for 34th best in the nation. But the Blue Raiders enter the game having picked the ball off six times, good for 11th in the nation. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium — Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
  • Ticket Cost: $23.00

Odds

The Roadrunners are a 4.5-point favorite against the Blue Raiders, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Roadrunners as a 5.5-point favorite.

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Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UTSA have won three out of their last four games against Middle Tenn.

  • Sep 18, 2021 – UTSA 27 vs. Middle Tenn. 13
  • Sep 25, 2020 – UTSA 37 vs. Middle Tenn. 35
  • Nov 05, 2016 – UTSA 45 vs. Middle Tenn. 25
  • Nov 28, 2015 – Middle Tenn. 42 vs. UTSA 7



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San Diego State @ Boise State

Current Records: San Diego State 2-2; Boise State 2-2

What to Know

The San Diego State Aztecs and the Boise State Broncos will face off in a Mountain West clash at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 30 at Albertsons Stadium. San Diego State isn’t expected to win, but seeing as the odds didn’t stop them last game, maybe the squad has another upset up their sleeve.

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Things were close when the Aztecs and the Toledo Rockets clashed last week, but San Diego State ultimately edged out the opposition 17-14. San Diego State can attribute much of their success to RB Jordan Byrd, who rushed for two TDs and 115 yards on 16 carries. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Byrd has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Byrd’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.

San Diego State’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.

Meanwhile, Boise State was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their matchup against the UTEP Miners last Friday. The Broncos took a hard 27-10 fall against UTEP. This was hardly the result Boise State or its fans were betting on, as they were favored by 16.5 points over UTEP heading into this game. No one had a standout game offensively for Boise State, but QB Hank Bachmeier led the way with one touchdown.

San Diego State’s win brought them up to 2-2 while Boise State’s loss pulled them down to an identical 2-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: San Diego State enters the contest with only three rushing touchdowns allowed, good for 29th best in the nation. As for the Broncos, they rank 13th in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 159.8 on average.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Albertsons Stadium — Boise, Idaho
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $29.00

Odds

The Broncos are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Aztecs, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Broncos, as the game opened with the Broncos as a 5-point favorite.

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Series History

San Diego State have won two out of their last three games against Boise State.

  • Nov 26, 2021 – San Diego State 27 vs. Boise State 16
  • Oct 06, 2018 – San Diego State 19 vs. Boise State 13
  • Oct 14, 2017 – Boise State 31 vs. San Diego State 14



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