new York Yankees They are in a position they have avoided for nearly 30 years.

after their 2–0 defeat to atlanta braves On Wednesday, the Yankees fell to 60–61 on the season, setting a losing record in their first 120 games for the first time since September 5, 1995, when they were also 60–61. For context, current Yankees manager Aaron Boone was in Double-A at the time and was still two years away from making his big league debut. Derek Jeter was called up from the minors that same week.

Interestingly, after falling below .500 in August, the ’95 Yankees went on a six-game winning streak and won 19 of their last 24 games to make the playoffs for the first time in 14 years – and in the process, First of 13 performances. “Core Four” era.

The 2023 Yankees are looking for an even higher hill to climb, 6.5 games out of a playoff spot entering Thursday. Whether they finish above .500 is also worth monitoring. The proud franchise has 30 consecutive winning seasons, the second longest record mlb history (the Yankees had previously experienced 39 seasons between losing campaigns from 1926–64).

With that, let’s look at some dazzling numbers that tell the story of these Yankees (courtesy of Fox Sports Research).

+2000: After being a playoff mainstay for each of the past six seasons, the Yankees’ playoff chances are lower than ever, dropping to +2000 after Wednesday’s loss. 500 chances for them to make the postseason before Opening Day is a steep drop.

16: After a historic start to the 2022 campaign, the Yankees have been a mediocre team for more than a season. They are 101–102 through July 5, 2022, the 16th best record in baseball during that time. Much of his struggle has come on the road, where he has a winning percentage of .422 (23rd in MLB) over that span.

46: The Yankees have won only 46 of the 100 games they have played after the All-Star break in the past two seasons. They are 11-19 so far this summer (after 35-35 last year). New York hasn’t finished under .500 in the second half since 1992, which was the last time the franchise finished with a losing record.

What’s up with the Yankees?

24: New York has a .413 winning percentage since the beginning of June, which is the 24th best mark in baseball. Worse, its winning percentage in road games during that span is .313, the fourth-worst road mark in the game.

5: The Yankees are currently in last place in the AL East, 3.0 games behind Boston. It is a position they have not reached since 1990, when the division had seven teams. This is the only time the Yanks have not finished a season in last place.

.417: The Yankees are only 15–21 (.417) in games against divisional opponents. The .417 winning percentage would be his worst against divisional opponents since 1969.

1: New York leads 13–18 in one-run games. His .419 winning percentage in such games ranks 25th in the majors.

21: The Yankees have also had a tougher time than most of the rally. His 21 comeback wins are the fourth fewest in baseball. The last time he had fewer than 30 return yards in a season was in 1981, when he had 16. New York has also fallen behind by 46 runs in the first three innings of games this year. It is also the fourth worst mark in baseball.

.444: The biggest issue for the Yankees this season has been their outfield attack. aaron judge, who has missed 54 games. They are 36-31 when he is in the lineup but only 24-30 when he doesn’t play. That .444 winning percentage would be the fifth lowest in baseball.

Will the Yankees miss the MLB postseason for the first time since 2016?

32: The Yankees have a .475 winning percentage in games against right-handed starters. This is their worst performance since 1991.

30: Entering Thursday, not a single player on the Yankees is on pace to hit 30 home runs, a far cry from last year when Judge hit an American League record 62. The last time a player on the Yankees did not hit 30 home runs. Season one was in 2016, a year before Judge’s first full season.

5: New York is one of only eight teams this season to record five or fewer hits in 30 games. Its offense has also scored five or more runs only 48 times. The Yanks are headed for their fewest such games since 2014.

28: The Yankees are posting a modest .238 with runners in scoring position this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

1: Perhaps adding salt to injury, the Yankees have defeated the Red Sox only once in their first six meetings. His .167 winning percentage against Boston tied for the franchise’s second worst this season. The only year New York had its worst start against its main rival was 1912, when the Yanks lost 14 of their first 15 games to the Red Sox. That was eight years ago when they acquired Babe Ruth.

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