New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) strikes out in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets and New York Yankees combined for one run on Monday night, which was especially brutal for the Mets, who blew a near no-hitter in a crushing loss to the Chicago Cubs.

The Yankees have fallen to second place in the American League East after losing 2-0 to the Baltimore Orioles and are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Mets are mired at 14-14.

WFAN host Chris “C-Mac” McMonigle thinks he understands what’s going wrong for both NY baseball franchises. Both of their offenses simply suck.

“Ultimately, these offenses stink,” C-Mac said. “If Jeff McNeil doesn’t hit .315-.330, he has no use…and Wendle, if he doesn’t play solid defense, or isn’t someone you can trust to put in late defensively…and Lindor, 0-for-4 again, back below .200.

“This team has too many good hitters, and it has gone on too long now to have this much inconsistency…it starts with Lindor and Alonso.”

The problem for the Yankees, according to him, is that there’s no consistency.

“This offense has just been feast or famine,” C-Mac said. “All they have to do is score three runs and they’re the best team in baseball…it’s unacceptable from the rest of this lineup, and it falls mainly at Aaron Judge’s feet.”

It’s still early in the 20224 MLB season but both New York teams need to figure out some consistent offense soon or risk falling behind their rivals way too early.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to