Yanks offense can’t get going in second straight loss


Peekaboo! Sorry, it was the only Yanks picture available. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

In some games there is no joy. Last night that was exactly the case. For instance, getting seven innings out of Freddy Garcia, even if he allows four runs, would be perfectly fine on most nights. Hell, he struck out eight, including Miguel Cabrera twice. But no, with the offense only able to muster four hits, there was nothing remotely resembling joy in Yankee land last night. It made Monday’s game look like a route.

Only once in the evening did the Yankees have two runners on base at the same time. That came in the eighth, when they were already down 4-0 and the situation looked pretty hopeless. And, as if there couldn’t have been any other outcome, Curtis Granderson grounded into a double play. The only other real chance they had was in the fourth, when Mark Teixeira doubled with one out. But, again, they were already in a 4-0 hole. Nothing felt particularly optimistic at that point.

Some games are full of homers and fist pumps. Others are full of curses and head-hanging. The past few nights have brought much of the latter. Of course, the Yanks aren’t going to go 4 for 35 every night. There is tomorrow, of course, which is part of baseball’s beauty. Best yet, the Yanks get another crack at the Tigers and the chance to split a four-game series on the road. That isn’t all that bad an outcome, considering how they’ve played the past few nights, is it?

Categories : Game Stories


  1. Rey22 says:

    These last 2 games have been awful. Sluggish, slow, and with crappy outcomes.

  2. Steve H says:

    Freddy is now up to 23k’s in 25 innings. Somehow he’s missing bats. Colon and Garcia are turning into Smoltz and Penny, but you know, good.

    • goterpsgo says:

      Wow… Our #4 and #5 are actually decent!!! Go figure…

      • Carl says:

        Colon, CC and Freddy. Every Yankee pitcher in this series so far has gone 7 innings, but with little to no run support to show for it.

    • Tom Zig says:

      Yeah that’s weird. I didn’t think Freddy would strike out any more than 3-4 a game.

      Colon has 33 Ks in 33 IP, which is also kind of surprising.

  3. JGS says:

    I really can’t wait for them to play when it’s warmer than 50 degrees.

  4. Will says:

    Tonight was one of the rare examples of a game in which the Yankees’ patient approach at the plate hurt rather than helped them. Scherzer started nearly every batter in the game off with a fastball near the middle of the plate, and yet almost every Yankee took the first pitch. I can see doing that the first time through the lineup, but after that they were just digging themselves 0-1 holes and allowing Scherzer to stick to a pattern rather than make adjustments.

  5. This game put me to sleep, it was really hard to watch =’(

  6. Uke says:

    No DoTF?

    • Pat D says:

      Trenton won 7-1. Romine was 2-4. Betances’ line was 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 BB, 5 K, 9-2 GB-FB.

      Tampa lost 7-5.

      Scranton and Charleston were both off? No scores appear in either of their leagues.

    • Esteban says:

      I believe the RABBis were at some event they hosted with Jonah Keri tonight. Still, I agree, unacceptable performance by you Mike. We demand DoTF.

    • mbonzo ('s best impersonation of Mike Axisa) says:

      Triple-A Scranton had a scheduled off day. They’re beefing up for their 4-game series against Pawtucket.

      Double-A Trenton (7-1 Win against Portland)
      Dan Brewer, RF, Bradley Suttle, 3B, Melky Mesa, CF, Jose Pirela, SS: All 1 for 4 – Brewer struckout once and doubled, Mesa struckout twice and was caught stealing, Pirela had a 3 RBI triple.
      Austin Romine, C, Cody Johnson, DH: Both 2 for 4 – 1 K for Johnson but he has 2 homeruns in his last 3 games, could be heating up.
      Corban Joseph, 2B: 2 for 3, 1 BB – Homered, tripled and walked, 13 for his last 34 .436/.588/1.024 in his last 10 games.
      Addison Maruszak, 1B: 1 for 3, 1 BB
      Austin Krum, LF: 0 for 4, 1 BB – only 2 for his last 19
      Dellin Betances, RHP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 9-2 GB/FB – Great start here, no walks and the strikeouts/groundballs are coming. The only run came off a solo shot.
      Josh Schmidt, RHP: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 4-3 GB/FB
      Fernando Hernandez, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0BB, 1 SO, 1-0 GB/FB

      High-A Tampa (7-5 Loss to Daytona)
      Zoilo Almonte, DH, Kyle Higashioka, C, Emerson Landoni, SS: All 1 for 4 – Zoilo is 2 for his last 20
      Robert Lyerly, 3B, Luke Murton, 1B: Both 2 for 4 – Lyerly was picked off in the 5th and then had a fielding error in 7th which opened the flood gates for a 5 run inning from Daytona. Murton had 1 K.
      Jason Place, LF: 1 for 3, 1 BB – He’s been struggling, decent day for him.
      Abraham Almonte, CF: 1 for 5, 3 Ks, 1 SB – Had an outfield assist in 9th.
      Walter Ibarra, 2B, Taylor Grote, RF: 0 for 4 both with 1 K, Ibarra walked.
      Carlos Silva, RHP: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 5-0 GB/FB – Not a great start from Silva, gave up both runs on Jae-Hoon Ha’s 5th homerun of the year . If you want to take something good from this outing it’s the strikeouts and groundballs.
      Francisco Gil, RHP: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0-1 GB/FB
      Jairo Heredia, RHP: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 6-1 GB/FB – He’s been dreadful so far, his babip is incredibly high though and these walks need to stop.
      Preston Claiborne, RHP: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1-2 GB/FB

      Low-A Charleston had a scheduled off day to prepare for the Hammerheads.

  7. Pat D says:

    And, as usual, the Angels are choking against the Red Sox.

  8. Kiko Jones says:

    Hey, is your team slumping and lost a couple of games in a row? Why not play the Yankees? They’ll help end your losing streak right away! Take it from Boston, Chicago and Detroit: the Yankees are just what you need!

  9. Uke says:

    The Sox are 8-15 this year vs teams not named the Angels.

  10. Pat D says:

    Why the hell am I still watching this Red Sox/Angels game?

    I guess I’m trying to see how I’d stand up against torture.

  11. YankeesJunkie says:

    Love early morning baseball!

  12. YankeesJunkie says:

    It is incredible to see how empty Fenway is.

  13. Jorge brosada says:

    Looks like Big time Bartolo is our only hope

  14. Monteroisdinero says:

    The game last night reminded me of last September. RISP failure/frustrating ab’s/lifeless. Time for a youth injection.

    Nunez/Montero and…if Swish doesn’t get it going soon-your pick of Golson/Maxwell.

    BTW, I hate Swish in the OF. Lollipop throws/slow going back on deep flies (other than tiny YS Rf).

  15. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Recently, we’ve heard so much about how good pitching is contagious. Well I think CC’s unacceptable start Tuesday night was also contagious. It’s obvious that CC is to blame for this loss. Fire CC.

  16. Josh S. says:

    I guess the silver lining despite these poor offensive performances the past few games is that the Yankees still own the 5th best record in MLB and 2nd best in the AL (behind Cleveland). Sure it’s only May, but it’s better than being in last place.

  17. theyankeewarrior says:

    Wouldn’t it be cool if we has Max Scherzer instead of Phil Hughes?

  18. Jax says:

    Is no one else concerned that Girardi decided to use Cervelli over Martin in last nights game? I figure since Martin was one of our hottest hitters, you’d wanna keep a bat in his hand. Also, this is his second game off in less than a week. Seems a little overkill to use Cervelli so much.

  19. Will F. says:

    Everyone here needs to chill out. It’s too early to start freaking out about anything. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m pretty confident in this years team.

  20. OldYanksFan says:

    Today’s lineup:

    Gritner, LF
    Granderson, CF
    Cano, 2B
    Teix, 1B
    ARod, 3B
    Swisher, RF
    Martin, C
    Montero, DH
    Nunez, SS


  21. Fairweather Freddy says:

    Our old friend Bobby Abreu comes through for us!

  22. Rob Thomsen's Chili Farts says:

    Better luck next time, frillers!

  23. Fairweather Freddy says:



  24. Billy Mumphrey says:

    There needs to be some accountability. Girardi just sits there and does nothing. We can’t keep splitting with these inferior teams! Boston’s a coming.

  25. Fairweather Freddy says:

    Lineup just posted. Jeter and Arod not in lineup.

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