New York Yankees Shutout, Drop Series In Chicago

The New York Yankees’ offense was shut down in the series finale, resulting in the team’s second consecutive series loss.

  • New York Yankees: 0 (41-43)
  • Chicago White Sox: 5 (44-41)
  • American League, FINAL, Box Score
  • U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL

An uplifting win in yesterday’s ballgame provided for the first ‘laugher’ in quite some time for the New York Yankees. However, a team that has hovered around .500 all year long produced the direct opposite result in the series finale.

As has been the story with the Yankees this entire season: inconsistency.

A 20-hit barrage transformed into a six-hit misery. A game of pure hope transformed into a game of the same mediocrity that has hampered the team.

The offense only managed five hits all night off 32-year-old right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was brilliant on the mound for Chicago.

Despite the fact that he did not need any, offensive support was not the problem for the former Baltimore Oriole. The White Sox lineup broke out for five runs on five hits off Yankee starter Michael Pineda, who was shaky after dominating his last two starts.

Less than stellar location resulted in only his second loss spanning over eight starts.

A game-changing four-run second inning highlighted Chicago’s output against the Yankee right-hander. Avisail Garcia singled in a run, J.B. Shuck pounded an RBI double the opposite way, and Tim Anderson ripped a two-run two-bagger down the left field line to cap off an explosive frame.

The White Sox were able to plate one more in the sixth when Brett Lawrie plated a run with an RBI groundout. With that said, no further insurance was needed nor provided.

Gonzalez finished up his seven inning masterpiece, Zach Duke pitched an inning and a third of scoreless relief, and former Yankee David Robertson slammed the door on a series win.

The loss dropped the Yanks back to two games below the .500 mark, eight games off the pace in the AL East, and five games out of a playoff spot. Moreover, the club’s record now sits at a subpar 2-4 on this 10-game road trip before even diving into the most difficult series.

Didi Gregorius and Jacoby Ellsbury accounted for six of the eight hits managed in a poor offensive effort.

What’s Next?

The Yankees will head to Cleveland to begin a four-game set with the first-place Indians which will lead them directly into the All-Star break.

Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06 ERA) will take the ball for New York opposing Trevor Bauer (7-2, 3.02 ERA) in the series opener.

First pitch will commence at 7:10 pm ET from Progressive Field. The game can be seen on YES and heard on WFAN 660/101.9 FM. Stay tuned to ESNY for an in-depth pregame with all you need to know ahead of the matchup.

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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.