I know. You’re tired of me repeating it over and over…One step forward, 2 steps back. But thanks to Nathan Eovaldi and again, the lifeless Yankee offense. The Yankees lose to the Twins and fail to go 2 games over .500. Tyler Duffy (who?) had a no hitter going into the 6th inning, held the pathetic Yankee offense to just 2 hits. Given a chance to climb those two games above for the first time in two months, the Yankees were instead the first team all year to let the Twins hit more than four home runs in a game this year. Actually they hit 6 home runs. 3 back to back to back.
Duffey had been one of the worst pitchers in the majors this year but made the Yankees (37-37) look completely inept, giving up one run on two hits in eight innings, while Nathan Eovaldi continued his horrible June by falling apart in the sixth inning, during which he gave up four runs on those three homers. If there was any good news, it was the fact that Mark Texiera homered. His first since April 13th.
The Yankees just finished an extended stretch against some of the worst teams in baseball. Yet they could only manage a 6-5 record, and now one of the best is coming to the Bronx for a four-game series. The Rangers, owners of the best record in the AL at 49-27, will be in town this week. A Ranger sweep is very possible. If so, don’t be surprised if there is an emergency meeting of the Yankee brass.
Let’s face it, this team is mediocrity defined. Baseball’s trade deadline is five weeks away, and there still seems to be a real chance the Yankees will be putting up For Sale signs.
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