The Yankees had the momentum this whole series, but unfortunately couldn’t complete the sweep. It was a frustrating loss, as the pitching failed to get the job done. Despite the loss, the Yankees were aggressive on the base paths and stole five bags as a team. They’ve been productive when it comes to getting runners on base and knocking them in. Another positive, we took 3 of 4 from the Angels and we should still head to San Francisco with confidence.
It was the pitching that costed us this game, the offense gave Tanaka enough support. I don’t understand why Boone brought Tommy Kahnle in once the game was over, but didn’t put him in while the game was tied in the sixth inning.
In the third frame, Tyler Wade led off the inning with a base hit. He went on to steal both second AND third on consecutive pitches to put him on third with no one out in a scoreless game. DJ LeMahieu cashed in with a single to center, scoring Wade. Wade now has five stolen bases on the season. Gio Urshela connects with his first homer as a Yankee in the fourth inning, extending the lead to 2-0. Luke Voit scored on a wild pitch in the fifth right before Gleyber Torres’ RBI single to plate Brett Gardner. After the damage was done, Angels reliever Cody Allen walked Gardner in the eighth, forcing home a run. That was all the Yankees were able to do in later innings, but the offense was solid overall.
Masahiro Tanaka didn’t have his stuff today. He was pitching great until the fifth inning, where he gave up a pair of two-run homers, erasing the Yankees’ four-run lead. He has to do a better job holding that lead. Tanaka only got one swing and miss out of the 89 pitches he threw today, which is the lowest number in his career. He allowed five earned runs on six hits in 5.2 innings. He only struck out two, proving he definitely had an off day.
Stephen Tarpley and Joe Harvey both struggled in their appearances, allowing five runs combined. Kahnle came in to pitch the eighth and shut things down, but it was too late. The Yanks were down by six runs at this point. As I said before, he should have been brought in earlier.
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