Featured Post

Breaking: Yankees acquire LHP James Paxton in exchange for LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson, and OF Dom Thompson-Williams

The Yankees have made their first splash of the offseason by acquiring the Big Maple, James Paxton, from the Seattle Mariners. Fresh off his second-consecutive season at the top of the Mariner’s rotation, Paxton did not come cheap as the Yankees traded away their top prospect, Justus Sheffield, along with breakout prospects Erik Swanson and Dominic Thompson-Williams.

Yankees lose 9-3 in an ugly loss to the Marlins

After winning game one of their two-game series against the Marlins Tuesday, the Yankees looked for the sweep with Lance Lynn on the hill. Even though the Yankees took the lead early, pitching let them down late and the Yankees lost 9-3, continuing their trend of losing to some of the worst teams in the MLB.
Photo Credit: AP Photo
The Yankees started the scoring in the fourth inning. Aaron Hicks walked, then two batters later Neil Walker lined one into right. On that play, Rafael Ortega dove to make an inning ending catch, but the ball popped out of his glove, and rolled to the wall giving Walker a double, and the Yankees their first run.

The Yankees added another run in the top of the sixth, when after singles by Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks, Neil Walker hit a sacrifice fly to center, for his second RBI of the game, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

Lance Lynn was dominant through the first five innings, and didn’t allow a run. In the top of the sixth though, Brian Anderson and Starlin Castro led off the inning with singles, and one out later Austin Dean singled Anderson in. The next batter was Miguel Rosas who hit a homerun to left field to give the Marlins a 4-2 lead. Tommy Kahnle was brought in the game after Lynn gave up another hit, and let up a double to Yadiel Rivera to give the Marlins a five-run inning. 

The Yankees threatened in the seventh when Luke Voit, and Brett Gardner both got on with two outs. After a passed ball moved them to second and third, Giancarlo Stanton hit a high chopper that ended up being an infield single, and scored a run, but Aaron Hicks then struck out to end the inning on a questionable strike three call. 
Photo Credit: AP Photo
Chance Adams pitched the seventh and eighth for the Yankees, and let the game get away. He walked three, let up four hits, and allowed four runs in 1.2 innings. Adams threw close to 50 pitches tonight making it unlikely he will pitch in the upcoming double header. 

What’s Next?
The Yankees have an off day tomorrow, but will be in Baltimore against the Orioles on Friday. C.C. Sabathia will be coming off the D.L. for the Yankees against Alex Cobb for the Orioles. 

Article by: Chase Seibold


Comments