Yanks Embarrass Themselves in 11-3 Loss

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Alex Rodriguez lines a single that deflects off J.J. Hardy and heads into center field, scoring Brett Gardner on June 12, 2015 at Yankee Stadium

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

  • Mason Williams   John Sterling wasn’t prepared with a home run call for the young man. Williams joins a storied list of New York Yankees who homered in their major league debut, including Yogi Berra,.. The Baltimore fans in the right field seats were kind enough to throw the ball back, so Williams can place that one in his mantle.


  • Esmil Rodgers Whacked!   The struggling right-hander was outrighted by the club after the game, which some thought was a long time coming. Since the Yankees are out of options with Rogers, he has the choice to accepted an assignment to AAA Scranton or become a free agent. Manager Joe Girardi said should Rogers pass through waivers unclaimed, he hopes he decides to re-join the organization and report to Scranton. Rogers allowed 19 earned runs in his last 16 innings.
  • Everything Else   Fuggetaboutit. It was so bad it’s not even worth dissecting. Just a stinker from start to finish, file it, and make believe it didn’t happen.

“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)

 

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