Sunday, August 10, 2014

Teixeira Admits "We Haven't Really Been Great All Year"

Throughout this overall bad 61-56 season, it's been clear to us all that the Yankees aren't the dominant team we're used to seeing. 

Yes, at times they sure act like it, with this week's taking three of four from the Tigers a perfect example of that recurring trend.

Nonetheless, overall I'd say it's obvious that the 2014 Yanks are inconsistent, something their starting first basemen, Mark Teixeira, finally admitted after today's loss, telling Brian Heyman of The Journal News the well-known fact.

"We haven't really been great all year," Teixeira said. "We just need to try to do our best and scratch runs when we can and pick it up a little bit."

With this afternoon's embarrassing defeat, New York's second in as many days, the Pinstripes now trail the suddenly-unbeatable Kansas City Royals by 2 1/2 games in the wild card standings, a situation that actually could change soon if the Yankees can get things together. 

Why? Because while the Yanks do have to go to Baltimore this week, a place they should probably fear, the Royals will now have to welcome the mighty A's to town, a fortunate happening that'll likely help the former out, as Oakland will thankfully be starting their dominant rotation in the four game series. 

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