While the Yankees’ starting rotation looked to right itself over the last couple of weeks, Joe Girardi has had to rely more and more on what he called a “taxed” bullpen.
On Tuesday, the workload caught up with the Yankees in a 6-2 loss to the Royals in The Bronx, as Adam Warren couldn’t protect a seventh-inning lead and the rest of the relief corps imploded — giving up five runs and three homers — as they Billy Smith Womens Jersey lost for the fourth time in six games.
Warren, brought into a 2-1 game with no one on and one out to take over from a terrific Jordan Montgomery, immediately gave up a single to Salvador Perez and then a two-run shot by Jorge Bonifacio that gave Kansas City the lead.
It was the third time in his last five appearances that Warren surrendered multiple runs in an outing as his excellent start to 2017 becomes a distant memory.
Jonathan Holder put the Yankees into a deeper hole when Whit Merrifield led off the eighth with a homer to right-center to make it 4-2. Chasen Shreve replaced Holder and promptly coughed up a two-run shot to Mike Moustakas to make it 6-2.
The late-inning issues spoiled what was easily Montgomery’s best http://www.cavaliersproshop.com/ performance since he made the rotation out of spring training.
The rookie southpaw gave up just a run on two hits, walking none and striking out six against a lineup that scored five runs in five innings off him last week in Kansas City.
Montgomery’s strong showing allowed the Yankees to take a 2-0 lead into the seventh before he allowed a solo homer to Lorenzo Cain with one out.
After getting Eric Hosmer to line to second for the second out, Montgomery’s night Billy Smith Authentic Jersey was over after 98 pitches — and the evening soon soured for the Yankees.
Warren allowed a single to Salvador Perez before Jorge Bonifacio hit a two-run homer to right to give the Royals their first lead of the night, 3-2.
Still, it was a positive step for Montgomery, who had better control than in several of his previous starts and only permitted a third-inning single to center by Merrifield until Cain took him deep.
Kansas City lefty Danny Duffy, who tossed seven scoreless innings against the Yankees in his previous start, got off to another strong start on Tuesday.
After limiting the Yankees to three hits and a pair of walks http://www.officialislandersproshop.com/Anthony_Beauvillier_Jersey while fanning 10 in Kansas City last week, Duffy didn’t allow a hit on Tuesday until Aaron Hicks’ solo homer with one out in the fourth that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
The opposite-field shot, which just snuck into the right-field seats, was Hicks’ eighth homer of the season.
Chris Carter, wildly unproductive for most of the season in place of the injured Greg Bird, smacked his fourth homer of the year — and second in as many nights — with two outs in the fifth, sending the ball into the bleachers in left.
The Yankees then loaded the bases later in the inning with two infield hits and a walk, but Starlin Castro lined out to left to end the threat.
The inability to add to the lead soon came back to bite the Yankees in the Royals’ three-run seventh.
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