The New York Yankees had no Angels in the outfield as they blew an early lead to cost them the series against Los Angeles.
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 10 (38-38)
- New York Yankees: 5 (39-31)
- FINAL, Box Score
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Several timely errors and another bullpen meltdown and the New York Yankees are back where they were last week…losing to inferior teams.
The Yankees have lost two of three, as well as eight of their last 10, all against AL West opponents.
Young stud Luis Severino gave up a run in the top of the first on a Cameron Maybin home run, but the Yankees did what they do best: they fought right back.
Starlin Castro tied the game in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to plate Matt Holliday. Once again, the game was back where it started.
However, the Yankees weren’t content and went on a tear in the second inning, as Brett Gardner drove in a run on an RBI fielder’s choice before Aaron Judge (of course) went yard to drive in three more.
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With a four-run lead, Severino struggled, surrendering two more runs to bring the Angels within two in the third. The Yankees remained scoreless as the Angels continued to chip away at the deficit, eventually tying the game on a Kole Calhoun sacrifice fly off of Chasen Shreve in the top of the seventh.
Dellin Betances entered with one out in the seventh, meaning the game is over. Right? Tonight Betances didn’t have his best stuff, as he allowed three more runs to score and give the Angels an 8-4 lead in the seventh.
Well, none of the Yankees had their best stuff, as they committed three errors on the night, including an incredibly costly one by Castro to drag out the seventh.
The Angles bullpen absolutely shut down any chance the Yankees had of getting back in the game. The bullpen retired 15 straight Yankees before Chris Carter broke the streak with a single.
This Day In Yankees History:
Not exactly a good moment for the Yankees but it was certainly an excellent one for the history books.
On June 22, 1994 Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 31st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 30 before July 1st.
The Yankees will hang around the Bronx for another series against an American League West team. They face off against the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Texas will bring Yu Darvish to the mound, who is 6-5 on the season with a 3.35 ERA. Unfortunately for the Yankees, he has a 3-1 record over the Bombers in five career starts.
Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees, hoping to turn the ship around. He is now 5-7 on the season with a 6.34 ERA. He is coming off a rough loss in Oakland, where he only managed to work through four innings.
The game can be watched on the YES Network and also heard on the radio on the usual stations, WADO 1280 and WFAN 660/101.9 FM.