Aaron Boone

The New York Yankees have been on a huge losing skid since the All-Star break, and things did not get any better for the team on Saturday. Manager Aaron Boone is clearly getting frustrated with the consistent losing.

New York lost yet again to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, falling 5-2. And while the Yankees scored only two runs, they had plenty of opportunities but went only 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Toronto has taken each of the first three games of the series in The Bronx, outscoring New York by a whopping 18-4 margin. Yankees fans are looking for answers on how the organization plans on fixing this dramatic cold streak.

Boone discussed the team’s struggles during a postgame press conference, where he clearly showed that frustration is setting in for New York.

“We have to play better period. And the great thing is, it’s right in front of us,” Boone said emphatically while slamming the table at the press conference. “We can fix it, it’s right here. We can run away with this thing, we have the dudes in there to do it. If we don’t score, it is tough to win.”

Boone added that this losing streak is “perplexing”, but that the positive to take away is they still have a sizable lead in the AL East thanks to their impressive start to the year.

“The good thing is that we’re in first place. We have the pen, Reggie (Jackson) tells me all the time that we have the pen. We get to write the script the rest of the way. Nobody else can get in our way if we go and play our game.”

It certainly seems like the right approach by Boone to try and invoke some passion into the Yankees locker room with a passionate press conference like this.

For a team that was once thought of as the favorite to represent the American League in the World Series, this has certainly been an extreme fall from grace. New York hopes to snap out of its funk and hold onto its division lead and postseason security down the final stretch of the season.

[YES Network]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.