The honeymoon phase seems to have come to screeching halt for the New York Yankees.

After a stellar 5-0 start, their bats went cold in a dull 7-0 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday night. On one hand, a single loss does not necessarily spell doom. On the other, the Yankees’ offensive struggles have the fans spiraling. Is this a sign of trouble brewing in the Bronx?

After the dip of the Yankees’ early season dominance, Arizona’s ace Zac Gallen rose to the spotlight. The Bronx Bombers could make measly three hits and struck out a staggering eight times. Apart from Gallen too, other factors point toward the loosened screws of offense with the Yankees.

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The New York Yankees’ Loss to Arizona Diamondbacks Reveals Their Offensive Woes

The concerning lack of production from the Yankees’ usual offensive leaders such as Anthony Rizzo was shocking. He batted .182, while Giancarlo Stanton’s three strikeouts added to his already scary total of 11 Ks in merely 21 at-bats. Not only that, even Aaron Judge, was seen finding his rhythm after a Spring Training injury. He remained quiet at the plate, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a paltry .125 batting average.

FINAL: Diamondbacks 7, Yankees 0.

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Though the struggles are real, Manager Aaron Boone is patient and optimistic. He assured, “The physical tools are still there [for Stanton] to get it rolling.”  Boone further spoke about Judge, echoing the same emotion. His words were, that it “is just a matter of time” till he gets back to his dominant self.

Despite the belief the skipper has in his team, some fans remain unconvinced. Tuesday’s loss did not only expose the Yankees’ offensive woes but also the questionable calls from the umpires. With a brutal stretch of games impending, the Yankees need to buckle up.

Fans Wonder If the Yankees’ Initial Success Was Just a Mirage

While one hopes that the early season magic was not just a mirage, it’s worth looking at what the fans have to say.

One fan called it an “Ugly game”.

Another, among others made a concerned statement.

Sympathies rolled in on social media for the Yankees fans.

The disappointment among fans was clearly visible.

Fans even questioned the placement of players in the lineup.

It is important to remember that this is just a start to the season and it might be too early to draw conclusions. But the fact that fans are upset is understandable after all the Yanks raised the bar high. Now only time will tell if their initial 5-game streak will be seen any time soon again.