Game 60 | 33-27, 1st : There’s no two ways to slice this one. The New York Yankees turned in their absolute worst team-wide performance of the 2015 season. They’ll have to go some to rack one up more embarrassing than this. 2-12 with RISP including bases loaded with no out in the top of the first that resulted in nada, zip, zilch. Sloppy defense, terrible pitching, insult to injury (Chase Headley), you name it. And throw Mark Teixeira‘s first error in 108 games. The only bright spot was Mason Williams, who homered in his second major league at-bat, a 2-run blast that provided a glimmer of hope at the moment.
Michael Pineda, who struck out 16 Orioles the last time he faced them, did not have it tonight. No command of his curve or slider, and the mini-controversy over being skipped in the rotation resurfaced as his poor performance may have been due to the extra rest, which Pindea denied afterward.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Orioles 11, Yankees 3
“Yeah, we got beat pretty bad, but we’ve won seven out of our last nine. It wasn’t fun to be part of tonight. We got beat pretty bad, Big Mike didn’t have his best stuff, offensively we didn’t take advantage of some chances we had with guys on base. We just got beat pretty bad. That’s it.” ‐ Brett Gardner (h/t: Bryan Hoch and Connor Smolensky / MLB.com)