The heavily depleted Yanks lost to Chicago 5-2 today to fall to 6-9 on the season.
Unfortunately, the lineup now looks like a spring training lineup with a lot of guys in it who really, if not for the injuries, would not be in the majors right now.
It’s good the Boss, George, isn’t alive right now, for it was at this time in the season (1982) when Bob Lemon got the axe (6-10), and in 1985 when Yogi (6-8) got canned.
This isn’t to say that Boone should get fired, but just giving some historical perspective. There’s not much Boone can do right now but hope to keep the ship afloat.
The Yanks did have an early 2-0 lead, but in the fifth, Tanaka gave up a grand slam and that was it.
The Yanks only got four hits.
Tanaka (L, 1-1, 3.22) 4 + IP, 5 R, 7 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up grand slam.
Cessa 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.08
Kahnle 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.86
Ottavino 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 1.13
Harvey 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 9.95
One disturbing thing. It’s coming out that Paxton was probably tipping pitches against Houston? Severino apparently tipping pitches at the end of last year?
The pitching coaches need to see and realize this before it becomes an issue. This is on Harkey and Rothschild.