Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. The Yankees scored a couple of early runs to take the lead, then shut down completely on offense while their pitching and defense slowly coughed the lead back up. The road trip is over, mercifully, at 2-7 after another 1-run loss to the Nationals last night.
The first run came in the first 2 batters of the 1st inning, as Brett Gardner led off with a single and Carlos Beltran doubled him home. A pair of productive outs brought Beltran around to make it 2-0 and the shutdown commenced. The Yankees only had a runner reach second base once in the next 8 innings. Life’s tough for an offense when you’re struh-gull-ing and you got no DH.