It has been quite a while since the Yankees started a Major League Baseball season this poorly.
New York is just 5-10 as of Sunday after getting swept in three games by the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. The team’s losing stream now stands at five games.
Not only are the Yankees at the bottom of the American League East, but they also are at the bottom of the A.L. in general.
Just how bad is that, you ask?
This is the first time the Yankees have been at the bottom of the A.L. since 1968, according to SportsCenter. (That’s 53 years, for anyone who’s counting.)
Only the Colorado Rockies (4-11) own a worse record in MLB.
New York still has plenty of time to turn things around. The Yankees will have its first chance to do get back on track Tuesday when they begin a quick two-game series against the Atlanta Braves.
But Yankees fans are not the happiest right now, and rightfully so.