Yankees ripped after latest dismal performance

If Wednesday's comeback win was going to help the New York Yankees out of the funk that plagued them most for the second half of the season, it hasn't happened yet.

Wednesday's dramatic win paved the way for Thursday's defeat against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays and Yankees opened a four-game series in the Bronx. It was all Toronto.

Frankie Montas, the trade deadline takeover, which was supposed to help stabilize New York's opening pitching, had a poor outing.

He went in six innings, scoring six runs (all earned) with eight hits and two walks. In three starts with the Yankees, Montas now has a 9.00 ERA, 1.714 WHIP, and a 5.1 K/9 rate.

Although this is a small sample size, it is a dramatic drop from the 3.18 ERA, 1.137 WHIP and 9.4 K/9 rate he started with the Oakland Athletics in 19.

Good news for the Yankees - they're still 73-46. It is nine games ahead of both the Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.

The bad news for the Yankees is that they are now 9-18 since the All-Star break. And while they have a huge cushion in the race for the playoffs, opponents have plenty of time to chase them.

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