New York – CC Sabathia threw a knife at George Springer and grinned at the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked toward the dugout after what was probably the last step in his career. [
Three-time gold glove winner DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres made two mistakes.
Gary Sanchez, Torres and Edwin Encarnacion all hit the bass loaded, leaving Zack Granke and Ryan Presie to escape. The Bronx bombers collapsed against Houston and are now on the verge.
Houston's 8-3 win over the pointless, slimy Yankees on Thursday night gave the Astros a 3-1 advantage in the top seven of the AL Championship Series.
And now the Yankees face Justin Verlander in Game 5 on Friday night as they try to escape what would have been their first calendar decade without the appearance of the 1
"We played poorly tonight. There's no other way to explain it," said manager Aaron Boone after addressing the team after the game. "We have to miss it immediately."
Sabatia eased into the eighth inning, knowing that the end was near a career in 19 seasons, including a 251-161 record in the regular season with 3,093 penalties. After four steps on the list of injuries inflicted by his Balkan right knee this year, the 39-year-old left-hand man was thirsty in October last year in the spotlight, moving toward the bulp.
But his body has given way to his 20th pitch, a metaphor for the entire Astros squad so far. He tried throwing heat, hoping to somehow sneak in, but had to leave. Even Harith Cole and George Spring joined in the applause, as fans gave Sabathia a standing ovation.
"Every time you went outside, you had to tear your ball or T-shirt off to get it off this mound," Yankees murmured to Aaron Judge. "He pulled everything out of this hand. This is a warrior right there.
Boone said that Sabbath could be replaced on Friday, making it unacceptable even if the Yankees return and advance.
" It stinks. " Zach Britton, the facilitator. "It's heartbreaking to watch him leave the field. I know how painful it was. "
The hitting, launching and launching of the flight all played out!
New York had not lost consecutive home games to the same opponent since four early post-season mistakes were made in early April. a 1976 game – and never before in the Bronx. Some of the fans who stayed at the mostly empty Yankee Stadium clapped sarcastically when Didi Gregorius briefly caught a pop up field in ninth place.
Earlier, New York also threw a pair of wild parks.
During the regular season of Yankee They led the major leagues with .294 runners-up average in position. In ALCS, they did not score a goal other than home runs.
New York was 0 for 7 with runners in position, dropping to 4 for 27 in four matches – including 1-for-16 in three straight losses, with the Yankees scoring 10 runners, increasing their series to 33. They scored 13 times, giving them 43 in the series.
This game started turning in the first inning when Sanchez went for a slider from the chaotic Greinke as New York failed to build on its lead by 1-0 after Brett's walk Gardner. With the Yankees trailing 3-1 in the fifth and the bases full again, Torres hit a checked slider swing low and away from Presie, and Encarnation turned over a fastball, finishing the inning.
Profit From Homer, Loss From Homer.
306 long balls in New York during the regular season were second on the Minnesota Big League record of 307. The Yankees led the majors with 943 runs and were fourth in runs scored on homers at 51.1, following only Toronto ( 53.2), Milwaukee (51.5) and Minnesota (51.2).
Boone repeatedly states that he is not concerned about power reckoning. New York has struck eight of its 13 runs against the Astros on five homers, two runs by Judge and Sanchez, a pair of Torres solo shots and Giancarlo Stanton and Joe Urschela's bases.
After thriving despite 30 players entering the injured list, the pain has become too difficult, players struggling to recover from injuries at the end of the season.
Encarnacion is 1 for 15 with eight penalties, Sanchez 2 for 17 with eight penalties, Urshela 2 for 15 and Aaron Hicks 1 for 6 with three penalties.
After the best offensive performance of his career this season, Gardner is 2 for 15 with seven penalties.
Now the time is short.
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James Paxton takes over the mound on Friday after receiving just seven outs in Game 2, hoping to avoid what will be only the third losing streak of four games for New York this season. The 103 Yankees regular season wins, which are at most a decade, may not be many.
"I have to step up," the judge said. "Everybody Must Get Activated."