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New York Yankees Reaction: Offense Silenced By Hamels In Blowout Loss (Highlights)

Cole Hamels mowed down the New York Yankees’ lineup as the Texas Rangers came out victorious for a second straight night in the Bronx.

  • Texas Rangers: 7 (51-27)
  • New York Yankees: 1 (37-39)
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Cole Hamels was Cole Hamels. The left-hander was dominant on the mound for the Texas, holding the New York Yankees in check all night long as the Rangers improved to 24 games over .500 with what turned into a blowout win at Yankee Stadium.

The 32-year-old southpaw improved to 9-1 on the season as he shutout the Yanks over seven strong frames. He allowed six hits and struck out seven in the performance, which lowered his ERA to an outstanding 2.60.

Although things unraveled for CC Sabathia late in the game, the 35-year-old looked strong on the mound and his final line was not indicative of how well he truly pitched. He ended up being charged for six earned runs as his ERA went up nearly half a run to 3.17.

Adrian Beltre put the Rangers in control early on, taking a fastball the other way into the short porch in right for a first inning two-run shot.

The matchup turned into a pitcher’s duel from the moment the ball left the yard up until the eighth inning. With that being said, the eighth turned into an utter disaster for New York. Texas plated five as Beltre, Prince Fielder, Nomar Mazara, Rougned Odor, and Jurickson Profar all plated runs.

Alex Rodriguez plated the Yankees’ lone run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly but his 0-3 performance was definitely not convincing enough for an organization that seems to be strongly considering a DH platoon.

The loss dropped the Yanks two games below .500 as they continue their rollercoaster campaign.

39-year-old woes

It is known by now that Carlos Beltran is having a marvelous year for the New York Yankees. With a first inning single his average went up to a formidable .297. Combine that with 19 homers and 53 runs batted in and you have a 73 game output that you do not normally see from a player of his age.

However, Beltran pulled up lame on that first inning single that could have easily been turned into a double. Motoring around first, the right fielder’s hamstring tightened up and he was promtly paid a visit by manager Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue.

Despite the MRI coming back clean following the game, the Yankees have to hope this does not turn into anything more substantial.

What’s Next?

The Yanks will look to avoid a premature series loss when they battle the Rangers again in the third of four from the Bronx.

First pitch will commence at 7:05 pm ET from Yankee Stadium. The game can be seen on YES and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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