The New York Yankees’ downward spiral has ended with their first losing season in 28 years.
The Yankees fell to a 0-2 defeat against the Atlanta Braves in a doubleheader at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday (July 17).
With the sweep of the three-game series against Atlanta and a five-game losing streak, the Yankees are now 60-61 with a .496 winning percentage. It’s the first time in 28 years since Sept. 6, 1995, that the Yankees have fallen below a .500 winning percentage after playing at least 120 regular-season games.
In last place in the AL East, the Yankees are 3.5 games behind the fourth-place Boston Red Sox and seven games behind the third wild-card spot, the Toronto Blue Jays. Making the postseason is virtually impossible. For the first time in seven years since 2016, the Yankees are in danger of falling apart.
The last time the Yankees posted a losing season was 1992 (76-86), and the last time they finished last in the division was 1990. In other words, this is their worst season in over 30 years.
Once again, the Yankees’ offense failed to produce runs. After managing just one hit the day before in Atlanta, the Yankees were left stranded with four hits. An 18-inning scoreless streak.
Forty-seven thousand, four hundred and seventy-three Atlanta fans were in attendance at Truiste Park to watch the A’s dismantle the Yankees empire for the third straight day. It was the 43rd sellout of the season at Truiste Park, breaking the record of 42 games set in 2017.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the game, “All of our hitters are struggling, but we’re ready and we want it. But obviously, we haven’t given up yet,” Boone said before the game.
Atlanta starter Charlie Morton allowed four hits and a walk over six innings, striking out 10 while allowing no runs. It was his 26th career double-digit strikeout game. Now 12-10 on the season with a 3.54 ERA and 146 strikeouts. The bullpen of Pierce Johnson, Kirby Yates, and Raisel Iglesias then combined for the final three scoreless innings. Iglesias earned his 23rd save of the season.카지노사이트
Yankees starter Randy Várquez took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Atlanta scored its final run in the bottom of the second when Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer to center field after Marcell Osuna led off with a double to right. Rosario took a 95 mph sinker from Vasquez over the center field wall. His 18th home run of the season.
The Yankees had a scoring chance in the top of the fourth, but couldn’t capitalize. One out later, Aaron Judge singled to right and Giancarlo Stanton walked to put runners on first and second, but Isaiah Kainer-Palepa and Billy McKinney struck out swinging.
Atlanta’s Matt Olson, the league’s home run leader, went 0-for-3, silencing the cannon for the third straight day after hitting his 43rd of the season against the New York Mets on April 14. The Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hit his 42nd of the season against the Texas Rangers that day, closing the gap to one.