In two of the biggest games of the year, against a team the Yanks have to catch and pass in the standings, a team ahead of them, the Yanks have come up empty.
Empty as in zero.
For the second straight night, Baltimore shutout the Yanks, this time by a 2-0 score. In these two games, the Yanks have managed just six hits—combined.
CC Sabathia pitched well, giving up two runs, one unearned, in six innings, but got no run support.
The Yanks fall to 69-65, and in the last two nights, have lost two games to the O’s– a team ahead of them that they NEED to catch.
This hurts big time.
One problem the Yanks had—in one inning, they had the bases loaded, one out and didn’t score. Castro struck out on what John Sterling, on radio, said may have been ball four. For their HRs, Castro and Didi don’t walk much. That is a problem.
Not only that, neither Ellsbury or Gardner have even 20 SB. Weren’t they supposed to be setting the table with 40 SB each? What happened to that?
Sabathia (L, 8-12, 4.20) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 walks, 1 k. Gave up 1 HR.
Warren 1 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 1 walk, 2 K. 5.12 (Cubs/NYY)
Clippard 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 walks, 2 K. 3.35 (AZ/NYY).