I was in bed by 8:30 last night, so I didn't see a single pitch of this game. I can't speak to the specific level of brutality of the blown lead and the loss, but I know it wasn't pretty just by knowing the parties involved.
- The Yankees jumped out to a 2-0 lead on solo homers by Gary Sanchez in the 1st and Starlin Castro in the 2nd. After that lead was coughed up in the 4th, it was Sanchez and Starlin who homered again in the 6th to put the Yanks back on top 5-3.
- With 2 on and 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th, Joe inexplicably went to Anthony Swarzak to close out the inning. Swarzak teed up the go-ahead home run on a hanging slider to Mike Zunino, his 10th dinger allowed in 28.1 innings. Absolutely mind bottling that he was brought into that situation.
- The Yankee lineup was held in check over the final 2 innings by Seattle's 1-2 relief punch, and the equally useless Kirby Yates gave up an insurance home run to Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the 8th for good measure.
- Sanchez and Castro combined for 5 of the team's total hits, 4 runs scored, and all 5 ribbies. The rest of the batting order went 4-26 with 7 strikeouts.