In this game, the Yankees sent 34 batters to the plate. The first 3 batters reached base – producing two runs. What did the next 31 batters do? Twenty-five of the thirty-one were retired. (There were two double-plays in there – helping the Yankees burn their 27 outs for the game.)
You’re not going to win many ballgames when your batters send 31 straight batters to the plate and they make 27 outs.
Shame, Wang pitched a heckuva game in my book…seven-plus innings, three runs, and in very hot conditions.
This one hurts. Given their play, overall this season, and their current place in the standings, this Yankees team cannot afford to be losing games by the score of 3-2 at this point in the season.
File this game under: “Allowing it to slip through your fingers.”