As previously noted, the New York Yankees have not had the start to the season that they expected in 2021. However, it is the start of the season that they deserved. With the season a third complete, they finished May at 29-25 and in third position.
Instead of hoping to win the American League East, they are more likely to be targeting the second wildcard spot and only then if their bats begin to do their work.
In May, their pitching was less culpable than the batting line-up in adding to their woes.
Let’s survey the strengths and weaknesses of the players who took the mound: