The Yankees are officially on a slide. With Saturday afternoon’s loss, the team dropped its second straight series. Additionally, they’ve lost five of their last six games. Every season has highs and lows, and unfortunately the Bombers are on one of those downswings.
We’ll have a full recap up shortly, but in the meantime, here are some highlights to discuss.
Winner of the Game
In his second game back from the injured list, Didi Gregorius hit his first home run of 2019. The shortstop reached out and pulled an Adam Plutko curveball into the right field seats, putting up two runs in the first inning. In many ways, the shot reminded me of his performance in Game Five of the 2017 ALDS. While he’s only been back for two games, Gregorius has already made his presence known. He’s just the best.
Loser of the Game
The Yankees’ pitching situation looks more and more tenuous with each passing game. CC Sabathia had a chance to notch his 250th career win on Saturday afternoon, but instead his former team tagged him for four runs over five innings pitched. Jonathan Holder had a brutal inning of his own in the sixth. He allowed three runs on two homers, raising his season ERA to 4.88 (3.62 FIP). Please get some pitching help, Yankees.
Honorable Mention: Brett Gardner, not for his on-field performance, but this unfortunate ricochet...
Not a lot going Gardner's way lately. Can't even get mad without taking a shot to the face. pic.twitter.com/U1rEOUyBAX— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) June 8, 2019