TORONTO (CBSNewYork/AP) — Andy Pettitte is frustrated, Joe Girardi is worried and the New York Yankees need to snap their losing streak in the worst way.
The Bombers might not be in must-win territory just yet, but they sure are getting there in a hurry.
R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision, Colby Rasmus and Rajai Davis homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 2-0 on Tuesday night, the slumping Yankees’ fourth straight loss.
“We’re darn close,” Yankees manager Girardi said when asked whether his team faced a must-win situation in its search for a wild card berth.
New York fell 3.5 games behind Texas in the AL wild card race and lost for the eighth time in 12 games. The Yankees have 11 games remaining.
“It’s not good, that’s for sure,” Yankees starter Pettitte said. “Go into Boston and get swept, then lose the first game here. We’re playing terrible and it’s not good. It’s a bad time to be doing that.”
“We put ourselves in a horrible position,” he added. “Obviously we can’t have too many more losses.”
Pettitte said the Yankees need to be playing with a sense of urgency.
“If there’s not, you’re playing the wrong sport and you’re definitely in the wrong organization,” he said. “We just have to find a way to get a win.”
Alfonso Soriano suggested there was a lack of energy after Monday’s off day.
“It’s hard after a day off, especially in September,” Soriano said. “Your body gets more tired when you have a day off, especially on the road. I hope tomorrow we have more energy, do the little things we didn’t do tonight.”
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Source: CBS local New York