After Josh Donaldson scored a walk-off grand slam the night before, the New York Yankees fell back to earth in their Aug. 18 game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
It didn’t go well for them New York Yankees since they came back from the All-Star hiatus. They’ve lost the last five straight series, with the once-strong batting order failing to produce runs. However, there was some hope on Wednesday night when Josh Donaldson scored a walk-off grand slam to help the team get the 8-7 win in extra innings.
With the Yankees fans pumping after that win and the high number of runs scored, they snapped back to reality Tuesday night. In their series opener game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Frankie Montas, the Yankees’ trade-deadline acquisition, gave up five runs in the second inning on his home debut with the team.
Yankees fans, much like they have since the team began slumping, took to Twitter to type it through.
Yankees fans are lamenting the team’s disastrous start against the Blue Jays on Thursday
New York had a goal of bringing one of the best starting pitchers onto the trading bloc by the August 2 deadline. After losing to the Seattle Mariners to Luis Castillo, the Yankees turned around and eventually acquired Montas from the Oakland Athletics. Since joining the Yankees, Montas has struggled to hold off the opposing team.
In the second inning, the Blue Jays scored their five runs from Montas after Santiago Espinal came down the short porch after a fielder pick, an RBI single from George Springer and a three-run homer from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Montas pitched a full six innings and gave up six earned runs on eight hits, where he recorded just two strikeouts and walked a batter.
There was some good news during the loss. Oswaldo Cabrera, the team’s No. 14, hit his first career hit with a double in the fourth inning.
While the Yankees have frequently mentioned that they still have a massive lead in the AL East, it will eventually continue to narrow if they don’t break this funk. Let’s not forget that they lost first place in the American League to the Houston Astros.
You enter the game 4-11 in the month of August, a span where only the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers have worse records. That’s not a distinction you want to hold, especially since this was a team that played like a World Series perennial in the first half of the season.
The fan base continues to hope that the old Yankees from earlier this year will return soon. Until then, they will continue to voice their displeasure with the team.
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