Publish Date: 08/04/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
New York Yankees fans have expressed concerns after the team lost to the Seattle Mariners for the second consecutive time. On Wednesday evening, the Mariners defeated the Yankees 7-3.
gonna be a monumental collapse…” a fan wrote on Twitter.
stop playing “New York, New York” after losses,” wrote another fan, referring to Frank Sinatra’s legendary hit being played after the game.
The game was the finale of a three-game series between the Yankees and the Mariners. The Mariners triumphed over the Yankees 2-1.
The Yankees had lost five games in the last ten games. Their most recent significant loss, other than to the Mariners, was to the New York Mets. The Yankees lost all games in a two-game series against the fellow New York team.
The team is still first in the AL East. Analysts have said the Yankees would not be dropped from the position anytime soon.
Fans criticized Yankees players’ performance in the last game, especially pitcher Gerrit Cole. During the first innings, Cole allowed the opponent to make six runs, including three home runs.
“There’s some wonky weirdness attached to that,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
This costly pitch drew resounding boos from the crowd watching at the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY.
Seattle’s home runs were produced by Eugenio Suarez, Jarred Kelenic, and Carlos Santana.
A fan tweeted, “@yankees Thanks to another 1 inning slump Cole cost us the game as we surprisingly managed to get enough hits and runs on Castillo to at least take a shot of w later in the game or in the extra innings Are. This is becoming a waning habit of 1 innings and on me.”
Although Cole let the Mariners lead significantly, he prevented them from earning more runs as he made it to the sixth inning.
“It’s hard to believe how it blows up so quick,” he said after the game.
“You try to be excellent. But the game tells us when we’re not.”
After the game, Cole’s ERA went from 3.30 to 3.56. Yankees pitcher Jameson Taillon also recorded a 6.25 ERA in his most recent eight starts.
Pitcher Luis Severino was placed on a 60-day injured list and has since been replaced by Domingo German, whose ERA was 6.39. This rotation also has Nestor Cortes, who recorded a lower ERA in recent games compared to his teammates.
In this rotation, the Yankees traded away Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return for the pitcher, the team acquired center fielder Harrison Bader, who is currently on the injured list and cannot participate in games.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman brought in Frankie Montas close to the trade deadline on Tuesday. Montas was traded from the Oakland Athletics. He recorded a 2.36 ERA when playing with the Athletics, despite having an average ERA of 5.01 before that.
Regarding the rotation, New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro explained that it would be difficult for the Yankees’ current starters to be as dominant as the ones in the first half of the season. For now, they will see how the team will proceed through the second half.