Yankees takeaway from Sunday’s 6-5 loss to the Red Sox, including longest losing streak since August 1995

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August 20, 2023;  Bronx, New York, USA;  Anthony Volpi (11) of the New York Yankees hit a game-tying three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
August 20, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Anthony Volpi (11) of the New York Yankees hit a game-tying three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

the Yankees The Red Sox battled back and forth throughout the game, eventually losing 6-5 on Sunday for their eighth straight defeat.

Here’s the takeaway…

Clark Schmidt He hit the opening man to open the game, but then left a giant solo homer Rafael Devers This gave the Red Sox an early 1-0 lead. Schmidt then settled into the strike Justin Turner And Masataka Yoshida To finish the top half of the first.

Schmidt had a small problem in the second as he walked Garen Doran by one, as he would steal second on a putt and then advance to third on a wild pitch. But the right-hander had to Rhys McGuire on the ground for a short time to end a scoring opportunity for Boston. Nick Bivita replacing Josh Winkowski On the Red Sox’ mound in the bottom of the second, the Americans went down in order.

Kyle Higashioka He scored the Yanks’ first hit of the day with one out in the bottom of the third, smashing a solo homer to the middle to tie the game at 1-1. But that’s all New York will get into the tour DJ Limahieu And Aaron Judge They both flew to the center.

– Schmidt continued to tackle the fourth inning and crossed out the side to keep the game tied. Jaliber Torres It came within about a foot of the lead cell in the bottom of the fourth, where it rested on a double. Although the Yanks couldn’t capitalize, like Jake Powers And Isiah Keener Valeva Both are crossed out Harrison Bader on the ground to end the inning.

—Devers got the best of Schmidt for the third time in the top of the sixth inning, hitting a leadoff double. Schmidt then walked Turner, but stayed in the match to face Yoshida after visiting the mound. Yoshida was grounded to second as Torres tipped the ball over to second Anthony Volpe out, but the starter knocked the ball out after first base, allowing Devers to score to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.

Schmidt’s day ended after 97 pitches and 5.2 innings work, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Michael King He came to rest and left one song for rotation before writing it off Trevor’s story out of the inning. Boston manager Alex Cora He was then sent off for arguing balls and strikes after Storey was called on a low pitch.

– Torres hit a high fastball to leave the field for his 19th tackle of the year to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth. King walked the lead man in the top of the seventh and then after he hit a sack and walked out, Aaron Boone He pointed to walking Devers intentionally. The move backfired as Turner hit a three-run shot to left center to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead.

Volpe made up for his earlier error with a tying three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. John Schreiber. Higashioka walked next, LeMahieu and Judge both hit, and walked Torres to give the Yanks a two-out run with two outs. Giancarlo Stanton He came to pinch for Powers, but flew out to end the inning.

– Kiner-Falefa singles from Chris Martin to lead in the bottom of the eighth. Two outs later, Volpe came up in the clutch again with a line drive to left field, as Rob Refsnyder He slid while fielding the ball and somehow IKF seemed to hit the mark at home. Boston challenged the play and the call was overturned on the field, resulting in the third out.

Clay Holmes Leave one song Pablo Reyes In the top of the ninth, he was stealing second and advancing to third after being sacked. Turner then silenced the relievers at Yankee Stadium with a double field to right, giving the Red Sox a 6–5 lead.

Greg Allen He nearly tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, as the ball hit the top of the wall in the right for a double. Then LeMahieu was hit by a Kenley Jansen pitch to give the Yanks a runner in the unchecked scoring position. The judge came out of sight, hit Torres swinging, and Ben Rortvedt He flew to the center to end the game.


What then

The Yankees (60-64) are out on Monday and will next start a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

LHP Carlos Rodon (1-4, 7.33 ERA) slated to start, while the Nets have yet to announce a starting pitcher.

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