the Yankeesninth collapse – Sunday’s 8-7 loss at the Miami Marlins – New York (60-58) fell to 2-6 on a nine-game wilderness trip, including consecutive losing streak, with MLB’s best Atlanta Braves next.
He said “It’s hard, it’s hard” Aaron Judge, who went zero for 3 walks and 1 run. “But you have to take your hat off sometimes. They worked some good runs against one of the best players in the game and came up with a few at the right time when they needed it and the ball didn’t roll our way.
“If we were an inch apart one way or the other, we might as well play and get out of that role. But it didn’t happen that way, so we went to learn from it and prepare for (the two).”
Two and a half games behind the Boston Red Sox (62-56) for last place in the Middle East, the Yankees haven’t won a series since July 23 when they completed their three-game sweep of the lowly Kansas City Royals.
he said “we have to” Aaron Boone When asked how New York skipped a five-run lead to the Marlins (62-57). “We’re going to play a great team (Monday). We’ve got to be ready to go – period. We know we’ve got to get the wins, and as hard as this team is, you’ve got to go from them.”
After three games with the Braves starting Monday at 7:20 p.m. in Atlanta, the Yankees have a chance to gain ground against the Red Sox from Friday through Sunday, but time is running out as this week New York enters five games out of the third AL Wild Card spot they hold. Toronto Blue Jays (66-54).
“We have some games against our division, and some teams we’re behind,” he said. Clay Holmes. “It’s going to be big games, and there’s certainly no sense of being beat. At the same time, there’s probably some sense of urgency that we know we need to put together some good baseball and start putting together some wins.”