New York Yankees

The New York Yankees cannot find a way to win as they drop their sixth straight game on Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. 

  • New York Yankees: 1 (8-16)
  • Baltimore Orioles: 4 (15-10)
  • American League, FINAL, Box Score
  • Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

By Christian Kouroupakis

When things are going bad… things go bad and that’s the story of the 2016 New York Yankees. 

Luis Severino who was visualized as being the “future ace,” didn’t pitch terribly, but committed two errors on the field and missed his spots which, of course, had its repercussions.


In the bottom of the second, he left a pitch up by the letters to Mark Trumbo who crushed it into the seats in left. Three innings later, Trumbo connected on another one of Sevy’s pitches in the “danger zone” and made sure it left the ballpark.

Severino finished his day after six innings of four-run (three earned) ball while striking out four and surrendering five hits.

It went in books as a quality start, but it’s safe to say the kid is experiencing growing pains out there as his ERA is now at an alarming 6.31.

The offense sputtered yet again and proved that perhaps Sunday Night’s seven-run effort was a fluke. Didi Gregorius drove in the only run with an RBI single in the top of the second but there would be nothing following it as they went quietly in the next seven frames. Carlos Beltran also went 2-for-4.

Chris Tillman, who owned a 4.96 career ERA against New York entering this game, went seven innings and only surrendered one run on five hits while striking out nine.

Brad Brach set up Darren O’Day who recorded his second save of the season to hand the Yankees their sixth straight loss against the Orioles.

Trum-Bomb:

Entering tonight’s ballgame, Mark Trumbo had a .317/.369/.604 slash line with six home runs against the New York Yankees.

Tonight, he went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two homers off Severino increasing his season average to .337. It’s safe to say he owns Yankee pitching.

More Missed Opportunities:

The Yankees had plenty of opportunities to cash in on Tillman, but like they have done almost every game in 2016, they failed to come through.

With runners in scoring position, they went 1-for-7 and left a total of eight runners on base. In total, they left 21 runners on base and only managed one run.

Moments That Mattered:

In the bottom of the second inning, Severino booted a toss from Mark Teixeira in an attempt to cover first on a groundball to the right side. That loaded the bases with two outs but Sevy got Manny Machado to pop out to end the threat.

However, Severino would do the exact same thing two innings later on a ground ball off the bat of Ryan Flaherty.

The 22-year old took the ball of the heel of the glove while looking to see where the first base bag was, breaking the original rule: “keep your eye on the ball.”

That cost the Yankees a run as Jonathan Schoop came into score to make it 2-1 Orioles.

Injury Note:

Alex Rodriguez pulled up before the first base bag and grabbed his hamstring after his groundout in the top of the fifth inning. After stretching it for a bit in shallow right field, he jogged slowly off the field.

He was then removed from the contest for pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley. It’s never good to speculate, but it’s apparent that Rodriguez tweaked a hamstring. He will go for an MRI.

This Day In Yankees History:

On this day in 1986, the defending American League MVP, Don Mattingly, had three sacrifice flies in a came against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium.

That feat has been accomplished by only ten players in the history of baseball.

Also on this day in 1936, Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut. DiMaggio had three hits including a triple in a win over the St. Louis Browns on May 3, 1936. 

What’s Next:

The Yankees and Orioles will clash again on Wednesday night at Camden Yards.

CC Sabathia will get the start for the Yankees and he is coming off an outing against the Texas Rangers in which, for his fourth straight start, allowed three runs and the second time he’s gone six innings in 2016.

In total, he only let up the three runs on five hits and struck out five while walking three.Sabathia is 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 20 career starts at Camden Yards.

Sabathia is 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA in 20 career starts at Camden Yards.NYY_300_250_v1

The 26-year-old Tyler Wilson, who opened the season in the bullpen, got the win over the Kansas City Royals in his first start OF 2016 and struck out three in 4.2 innings pitched last time out against the Chicago White Sox.

On June 14th, 2015, he had a relief appearance against the Yankees and he tossed 3.1 scoreless innings while only surrendering three hits.

Coverage will begin on the YES Network at six with first pitch from Wilson coming on or around 7:05 PM ET.

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