8 Out Of 10 Losses Ain't Bad, Considerin'

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Slade Heathcott lines a double off Colby Lewis for the first hit of his Major League career on May 22, 2015 at Yankee Stadium

Game 42 : The way this team has suddenly lost the plot, it’s simply amazing two games were somehow won in this stretch of stench. Where do you start dissecting tonight’s train wreck? The 10-9 loss to the Texas Rangers to open a six-game home stand was a clusterfu*k. Forget the final score. This was ugly. After a road trip from Hell, the Yankees needed a win and needed one bad. All we got was bad.

Yeah, we’ve heard how what a good sign this is how the club battled back from a 0-7 deficit. How so-and-so’s at-bat was encouraging for the days ahead. Horse-spit. This club is all of the sudden adrift, and back to the same old story…
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Rangers 10, Yankees 9

  • A-Rod Ties The Babe   Alex Rodriguez tied Babe Ruth for fourth on the all-time RBI list with this double in the 4th inning:


  • Once Again: The Defense  The common thread between the team’s 3-6 start to the season and the current funk is a serious lack of fundamental baseball — especially on the field. Pineda’s miscue on the bunt and the error by Gregoruis opened the floodgates for the Rangers’ 7-run third inning.

  • “Yes, I am. I think in the streak’s first of the nine games, we didn’t play good defense and it’s one of the reasons we lost. And recently we haven’t played good defense and the errors have cost us and it’s something that obviously our guys work at every day, but we need to clean it up.” ‐ Joe Girardi, when asked if he was surprised by the team’s sloppy play  (h/t: LoHud)


FOOTNOTES : THE YES Network has released “New York Yankees 2015 quarter-season awards” … mlb.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that while Jacoby Ellsbury is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 4th, there is no indication that he’ll be activated right away… and that the rehab of Masahiro Tanaka is continuing on the right track, with his second minor league start scheduled for next week.
 

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