The New York Yankees own the worst record in the American League at 5-10 following a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Bronx Bombers are off to their worst start since 1997 and players are beginning to get just as frustrated as the fans.
After Sunday’s game, D.J. LeMahieu admitted he was “personally frustrated” and said the Yankees need to find it within themselves to turn things around.
“No one’s going to feel sorry for us,” LeMahieu said, according to The Associated Press (h/t ESPN). “No one’s going to throw softer or throw easier for us. We’ve got to find it within ourselves to continue to get better and play the way we’re capable of.”
During the weekend series against the Rays, Yankees fans began to throw baseball’s on the field out of frustration with the team. Manager Aaron Boone called it an “unfortunate” situation.
The Yankees had very high expectations entering the 2021 season with the second-best odds to win the World Series, according to BetOnline.ag. With the team struggling to live up to its potential and the rival Boston Red Sox leading the AL East, the team, and its fans, are understandably frustrated.