The Yankees season could not have started much worse. They lost 2 of 3 to the Orioles who are considered the worst team in baseball. The bad news now is getting worse. Miguel Andujar was placed on the IL the same day Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the IL. These two studs join Aaron Hicks, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Didi Gregorius on IL.
The people on the on this list are main contributors for the Yankees and need to be healthy if they are going to win the division. Right now they are fortunate that the Red Sox look like hot garbage and every team besides the Rays in the division are not that good.
The Yankees have good enough players to stay afloat for the time being, but they can not lose too many before the Red Sox decide that they actually want to win ball games this season.
The only positive is that we get to see Clint Frazier back in the bigs, hopefully he can contribute and look like the stud that we know he is.
The next 5 games are against the Tigers and Orioles before the Astros. Hopefully they will gain momentum heading into that series before going down to Houston (worst city in Texas besides Beaumont).
Yankees win 4 of the next 5 and then take 2 of 3 from the Astros.