New York Yankees Reaction: Offense Abysmal In Another Loss To Colorado (Highlights)

Coming up empty on numerous occasions were the New York Yankees as they dropped their third straight meeting with the Colorado Rockies.

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  • New York Yankees: 4 (34-36)
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For some reason the Colorado Rockies have the New York Yankees’ number. Once again they beat up on the Yanks in all facets of the game in a series opening win at Yankee Stadium.

The deceiving offense that New York possesses blew multiple opportunities to capitalize throughout the contest and ended up 0-10 with runners in scoring position. They let Colorado starter Chad Bettis off the hook as the right-hander came out unscathed with only two earned runs allowed on eight hits over six frames.


Limiting the damage paved the way for a potent offensive attack featured by the Rockies against Ivan Nova, who struggled yet again on the mound.

The 29-year-old watched his ERA rise to a subpar 5.18 as he was trounced for eight hits and six earned runs in four-plus innings.

Nova likely did not leave the game ready to give Charlie Blackmon a high-five. Out of the leadoff slot, the center fielder went deep twice off Nova. His first shot came leading off the game as he sent one high off the right field foul pole, and his second came in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 5-2.

Nolan Arenado drove in three runs for the Rockies, collecting an RBI off Nova and later going deep down the left field line for a two-run dinger off Nick Goody to provide an exclamation point and make it a 8-3 ballgame.

The Yankee offense’s lone highlight was a Didi Gregorius RBI triple in the sixth, but wasted large opportunities with Alex Rodriguez at the plate. A-Rod’s first at-bat ended in a double play that scored a run yet ended a threat, and his third time up resulted in a sacrifice fly that saw Carlos Beltran get nailed at second base trying to unnecessarily take an extra 90 feet.

Overall, it was not a lack of opportunities, it was a lack of production when faced with those opportunities. The Rockies were able to take advantage and received three scoreless innings from their bullpen to seal the deal.

The loss dropped the Yanks two games below .500 as they continue to struggle with the obstacle, and they were unable to pick up ground on a night in which everyone in the AL East faltered.

Injury Update

Jacoby Ellsbury was left out of tonight’s lineup with what was initially reported as the flu. Regardless of what is truly bothering him, it seems as if he caught a hold of something that has hampered his ability to remain on the field.

Aaron Hicks got the start in center field and Carlos Beltran slid up to the second spot in the order. Joe Girardi remained uncertain of his catalyst’s availability for tomorrow afternoon’s game.

In addition, Mark Teixeira played a rehab game with Triple-A Scranton in hopes to return later this week. He went 0-3 with an RBI while playing first base. The 36-year-old is attempting to make a non-surgical comeback from an articular cartilage tear in his knee.

What’s Next?

The Rockies will go for another abbreviated sweep of the Yankees tomorrow afternoon while trying to make it a perfect 4-0 on the season against the Bombers.

Jon Gray (4-3, 4.55 ERA) will take the ball for Colorado as CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.20 ERA) looks to play the role of stopper yet again.

The run the 35-year-old is on speaks for itself as he has pitched to an absolutely tremendous 0.82 ERA over his last seven starts. That mark is the lowest in baseball since May 1. Gray, a big 24-year-old right-hander, will look to continue improving on a three start stretch in which he has pitched to a strong 2.25 ERA.

First pitch will commence at 1:05 pm ET from the Bronx as the Yankees will attempt to stave off a sweep. The game can be seen on YES and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM. Stay tuned to ESNY for an in-depth preview containing all you need to know ahead of the series finale.

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Emmanuel hosts the Earn Your Stripes Podcast for Elite Sports NY. A Long Island native, he is currently a student at Fordham University (Bronx, NY) pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.