Yankees Blow Another Game Late
The New York Yankees lose yet another tough game as the Baltimore Orioles stormed back (pun intended) in the 8th inning to claim the 3-1 victory.
With a 1-0 lead headed into the 8th, the Yankees and Dellin Betances left runners on 1st and 2nd as they were set to call in their closer for a 5-out save and a series win.
Then the skies opened up.
The game was then halted due to a passing thunderstorm as Aroldis Chapman was set to relieve Betances. The delay lasted 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Once the game resumed, Chapman reared back and started firing as he tried to get the Yankees out of the jam. However, when Matt Weiters pinch-hit for Ryan Flaherty, everything went downhill.
Weiters singled to center on an 0-2 count, scoring Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis, while a Jacoby Ellsbury throwing error let Francisco Pena score from first base. The Yankees 1-0 lead turned into a 3-1 deficit in the blink of an eye.
"Big win, against the division rival and on top of that, that bullpen is pretty good," Wieters said.
The Orioles stole two games in this series as they also came from behind in the first game to win 6-5.
"It's tough for Chappie to have to come back out after an hour-and-a-half delay," Girardi said. "He got the count where he wanted. Just didn't get the ball where he wanted." Girardi said. "
C.C. Sabathia had yet another solid outing for the Yankees as he went 5 innings giving up only 2 hits and zero runs. His high pitch count led to his early exit.
The Yankees racked up 10 hits as well on Sunday, their only production came from Alex Rodriguez, who had a great series.
The Yankees now return home after finishing up the 10-game road trip 4-6. Masahiro Tanaka looks to get the Yankees back on track as they face the Angels and perennial All-Star Mike Trout.