BOSTON – Despite losing to the Red Sox on Sunday, the Yankees remained in front of a playoff clinic, but they also found that their best young baby was illuminated by a subdued Boston series.
Deivi Garcia was pummeled in a 10-2 loss at Fenway Park, allowing six runs in three innings.
Theikestin climbed the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak, as well as the team’s 12-game winning streak against Boston, which set a franchise record against Boston.
While the Yankees are still in good shape with the post-season run, with their lines back to health and a pitching staff that was in peak form until Sunday, the loss showed the danger of standing on an inexperienced bench behind the season.
Prior to the game, director Aaron Boone “creative [Garcia] is on the gum to be able to search [lineups] and make corrections. “
It was not shown on Sunday, with Garcia very similar to the 21-year-old’s rug. He was actually beaten all day and gave a pair of homers to Michael Chavis, both hanging on broken dolls.
The first came in the second and was followed by a pair of pioneers Jackie Bradley Jr.
Shortly afterwards, Chavis scored in a three-run homer – again on the left of the Green Beast – in another round to make it 6-0.
The Yankees offense, which was so productive during the winning streak, was largely taken over by Boston’s right-hand man, Tanner Houck.
The 24-year-old, who scored five free throws against the Marlins in his MLB debut on Tuesday, missed Sunday until Tyler Wade doubled to the right-center from sixth.
Wade went third on the ball and DJ LeMahieu walked in to give the Yankees their first threat of the afternoon – but Luke Voit dropped a double play, Wade scored and it was 6-1.
Houck was made up after the sixth, but unlike the next day, when the Yankees came back against the Boston squad, they could not meet on Sunday.
Catcher Erik Kratz finished the game on the bench for the Yankees, finishing in eighth place.