Coming into today, here are the June winning percentages for each AL team:
White Sox .696
Red Sox .640
Blue Jays .423
Devil Rays .320
There are only four teams in the AL worse than the Yankees, so far, this month. If the Yankees lose tonight, and the Royals and Blue Jays win, then there will be only two teams with worse June records in the AL.
If they Yankees lose tonight, that puts their June record at 12-15. Those 15 losses would a “month-high” (or low?) mark for the season. (The Yankees lost 14 games in April and 10 in May.)
After tonight, the Yankees have 84 games left this season. If the Yankees lose tonight, they would have to play .607 ball the rest of the way to get 90 wins for the season.
But, it’s not like a win tonight will change much here either. June has just been a terrible month for New York – like April was for them. Time to close the book on it and move on.
The Yankees need to win at least 16 games in July to pull back into this thing. Another month of 10-12 wins is just not going to do it.
So, what I’m saying is this: If they Yankees lose more than 10 games in the month of July, turn out the lights, because the party (as lame as it has been this year) will be over.
The countdown begins on Friday.