Game 39 : The Yankees are a first place team in deep trouble. Almost shutout in game one of the three-game set in Kansas City, the team was blanked today, 6-0, for the first time in 2015, and going back to September of last season. Hoping for at least some help in the beleaguered rotation by the return of Chris Capuano, that didn’t end well either. The number five starter was pulled with no outs in the third inning after 63 pitches — allowing 4 earned runs, 2 walks, and recording 4 strikeouts.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Royals 6, Yankees 0
“You have to give those guys credit. We hit a lot of balls hard. Those guys are playing good baseball, they have an incredible defense. You have to just turn the page.” ‐ Alex Rodriguez (h/t: mlb.com)
FOOTNOTES : A welcome off day tomorrow as the Yanks travel to Washington, DC for a 2-game set with the Nationals. Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday, and Adam Warren on Wednesday will take the hill for New York. The club is also off Thursday as they travel back to The Bronx to welcome the Texas Rangers for a weekend 3-game set, then host the pesky Royals for another three…