Game 43 / 22-21 / 2nd / 1.5GB : With apologies to Mariano Duncan, it’s now “We play today. We lose today.” The New York Yankees are deep in a pronounced funk with no end in sight. There is no stopper. Their best pitcher and position player are on the DL. No one is hitting with any consistency. And no one can field the ball. Today’s result was a 15-4 beatdown at the hands of the visiting Texas Rangers.
Thanks in part to sloppy fielding and poor pitch location, Texas settled the game with 10 runs in the third inning. By the time the 9th rolled around, reserve first baseman-outfielder Garrett Jones was on the mound for New York.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Rangers 15, Yankees 4
“It’s tough. It’s tough when you get a big deficit like that. Yesterday we almost came back and we fought hard, but today it was just too much to overcome and we got embarrassed.” ‐ Brett Gardner (h/t: Mike Zacchio / LoHud)
FOOTNOTES : Today’s loss was the 9th in their last 10 games, and dropped the Yankees to 22-21 record with Baltimore breathing down their necks for second place … Left hander Chris Capuano gets the nod tomorrow, and the organization will officially retire #51 in honor of Bernie Williams …