You watch the games and can't help but feel the Yankees' run of nine straight AL East titles is finished. What happened to that nine-game winning streak that injected life into the pinstripes? Where did the swagger go? ... What will a dark October feel like? ...Anthony McCarron, Daily News:
When they look at today's standings, the third place Yankees find themselves 11 1/2 games behind the first-place Red Sox and one half-game back of the Blue Jays. ...
Unfortunately for the Yankees, they are back to the way it was when they dropped 15 of 23. Five of six isn't as bad, but three straight to the Rockies and two of three to the Giants tells you one thing: This is a bad team.
Can it only be a week ago that they seemed firmly in contention?