I didn’t catch a second of this game and I’m really glad about that. Feels like I’ve already said that 2 or 3 times this season. That can’t be a good thing. Whatever, the Yankees aren’t a good thing either. They stink.
– Masahiro Tanaka was a beast for the first 6 innings, holding the Red Sox lineup to 3 hits and no runs. He tired in the 7th, put a few runners on, and Joe left him in the game one batter too long. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a 2-out, 2-run double off the Green Monster to tie the game at 2 and end Tanaka’s night.
– Dellin Betances was ready to enter in the 7th and Joe didn’t go to him. He came out in a tie game in the 8th and served up his second straight home run to a left-handed batter, David Ortiz to be specific, to put the Yankees behind 4-2 and take the loss. From a 2-0 lead with 2 outs in the 7th to a 4-2 deficit in a handful of batters. Those are the type of games the Yankees expect to win, but the bullpen formula failed this time.
– Chase Headley Watch: 0-3 at the plate and made his second error of the season in the field. He’s hitting .140/.265/.140.
– The Yankees have scored 74 runs in 21 games. They’ve been held to 2 or less in 11 of those 21 games. It’s pathetic. It really is. Continue reading Game 21 Quick Recap: BOS 4 NYY 2