Like yesterday, I'm going to keep this recap short and to the point. Also like yesterday, the Yankees lost a frustrating game to the Orioles. This time, the final was 5-4.
The Yankees blew a lead for a second straight night, but the more worrisome aspect of this afternoon’s matchup was the departure of Gary Sanchez. Sure, Masahiro Tanaka struggled with his command again and Dellin Betances squandered a one run lead, but the health of Sanchez is more important. The Yankees’ catcher was placed on the disabled list with a strained bicep that he suffered on a vicious swing in the fifth inning. While Sanchez is on the 10-day DL, Kyle Higashioka will take his roster spot and presumably serve as Austin Romine’s caddy.
Tomorrow, the Yankees (1-4) look to avoid a sweep in Baltimore (4-0). CC Sabathia can be the stopper in his second start of the year. His opponent will be fellow southpaw Wade Miley. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35pm.