DETROIT — The Motown Massacre.
The Yankees ended an embarrassing collection in Detroit with a dreadful loss on Sunday, as they had been swept out of Comerica Park with a 6-2 loss to the Tigers.
It was their fifth loss in six video games and left Aaron Boone “pissed off.”
After getting overmatched by the Tigers — who entered the collection in final place within the AL Central — the Yankees return to The Bronx to face the Rays and Red Sox this week. It was the primary time since 2000 the Yankees had been swept in Detroit.
Boone referred to as it “just a bad ending to a terrible weekend. We’ve got to get better.”
If they play something like they’ve the final three days, it will likely be an excellent longer week at Yankee Stadium.
On Sunday, they made three errors in a single inning, had one other runner thrown out on the bases and left 10 extra runners on base, as their hitless streak with runners in scoring place reached 20 earlier than it lastly ended within the eighth.
Boone hinted at making some modifications, however finally believed his crew is extra reflective of the one that almost discovered itself in first place after successful their sixth in a row final Sunday than the one it’s been since.
The supervisor acknowledged that they had to “clean some things up.”
There’s loads to select from.
“What we’ve been putting out there right now is not our best and it’s unacceptable,’’ Aaron Judge said of a lineup that has been held to two or fewer runs in all six of their most recent losses. “We have to make some changes. You can’t keep coming to the plate doing the same things and expecting different results.”
It was Judge who got here to the plate with the bases loaded and two out within the ninth and swung at two sliders out of the strike zone earlier than watching a referred to as strike three to finish the sport.
They additionally used a trio of pitchers, Michael King, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Nick Nelson, who hardly gave them an opportunity after which the remainder of the lineup went out and performed prefer it was in a fog.
Gleyber Torres made the 2 most obtrusive miscues, waving at a grounder to his proper off the bat of Victor Reyes after which booting a routine floor ball by Jeimer Candelario.
After that half inning, Torres did his greatest impression of Yankees followers who had the misfortune of tuning into the sport, as he slammed his glove repeatedly within the dugout.
It was a depressing afternoon from the beginning for the Yankees, who obtained their first two batters of the day on base earlier than Judge hit right into a double play.
They allowed two runs within the backside of the inning, with Clint Frazier airmailing a throw dwelling that permit Miguel Cabrera rating simply from first base on Nomar Mazara’s double to left.
Detroit left-hander Tarik Skubal, who entered the sport with a 5.23 ERA — however pitched effectively his earlier two outings — shut down the Yankees over six scoreless innings.
Torres obtained the Yankees’ first hit with a runner in scoring place with a garbage-time single within the eighth that snapped the crew’s hitless streak with runners in scoring place.
That simply led to extra hijinks, as Gary Sanchez adopted with an infield single to quick to knock in a run, however when the ball obtained away from Jonathan Schoop at first, Sanchez inexplicably obtained caught between first and second and was thrown out to finish the inning with the Yankees down by 4 runs.
Sanchez mentioned he was making an attempt to be aggressive on the play, however wanted to make a greater resolution.
After the ultimate defeat, Boone was requested if he had the roster to flip the crew round.
“Absolutely we’re good enough,’’ Boone said. “We had a bad weekend. As pissed off as I am — and we should be — by the way we played, it’s a bad weekend. We need to turn the page. We’ve got a big homestand coming up. We need to figure it out.”