The Yankees don’t seem to have the energy of a winning team. I understand some key players are injured, but they don’t seem to be hustling out there.— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) August 22, 2018
Again isn't it bizarre that this seems somewhat right for the team with the second best record in the MLB? The Yankees have already had documented effort problems earlier this season with Gary Sanchez and looked awful against the Red Sox.
Martinez took this shot at the Yankees after tweeting this more general comment about team effort and energy.
When you see a team that goes out there with energy, you see they carry momentum, they hustle, and they’re happy to be out there competing— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) August 22, 2018
So given how the season has gone as a whole, this comment from Martinez, while I'm sure Yankees fans don't agree with Martinez himself, isn't completely unwarranted. This would have been particularly on point following the aforementioned four-game sweep.
The Yankees are 12-4 since the sweep, but they were embroiled in a 1-1 extra-innings game with the Miami Marlins when Martinez tweeted this. Either way the Yankees are on pace to become the first team since the Oakland Athletics in 2001 to win over 100 games and finish in second in their division.
Whatever the case, the Yankees need to continue their winning ways and hope the energy follows.