Nothing but disappointment tonight as the Yankees lose to the Red Sox 6-3 in the rubber match of this 3 game set.
Sonny Gray started on the mound for the Yankees and he was nothing shy of terrible. He only lasted 3 innings and gave up all 6 runs the Red Sox would score. When the Yankees acquired Gray at the 2017 trade deadline, there was a lot of excitement. Mostly because Gray had gotten back on track after a bad 2016 campaign. Also because he has the potential to be one of the best pitchers in the game. Gray has shown very few signs that he will develop into that dominant, front end of the rotation, starter. There’s still time for him to figure things out, but his slow paced, nibbling off the plate style of pitching can only frustrate Yankee fans when it doesn’t work... ever.
Rick Porcello started for the Sox and he took a no hit bid into the 7th, but a leadoff double by Aaron Judge would get the Yanks their first hit. The next batter, Giancarlo Stanton, would single but the Yankees would leave ‘em stranded. Sadly, not an unfamiliar scene so far this season.
Top 9, last chance for the Yankees. They ended up making things very interesting. Judge lead off the inning and walked, Stanton reached on an error by 3rd baseman Rafael Devers and Didi walked. Bases loaded, nobody out. Sadly we’ve seen the Yankees blow a chance like this before. Not this time, however. Gary Sanchez piggybacks off his great performance last night with a bases clearing double to give the Yankees their first 3 runs. Still nobody out and Alex Cora brought on Craig Kimbrel. A tough task for the Yankees to come back in this one, especially against one of the best closers in the game. Apparently, too tough, as the next 3 Yankee batters were retired to secure a victory for the Red Sox.
When will the mediocrity stop? It could be much worse, but with a team this stacked, it sure is frustrating to see them hovering around .500.
Anyways, the Bombers will start a 3 game set with the Tigers tomorrow. You still shouldn’t be panicking, but if the Yankees play poorly against a weak team like the tigers, you have my permission to panic just a bit.