Monday, June 19, 2017
OAKLAND, Calif.—The mood in the Yankees’ clubhouse following Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics wasn’t what you might expect.
No one seemed fazed about losing the final six games on a 1-6 West Coast trip to Anaheim and Oakland.
There were no long faces, no signs of anyone being upset as players packed for a long fight back to New York that would lead into a Monday off day and then a homestand that begins Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
“You know at some point you’re going to go through tough spells and we just went through one and we’ve got to bounce back Tuesday,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
This might be the most annoying West Coast trip that I can remember. Neither Los Angeles or Oakland are good teams (especially and Angels team missing Mike Trout) and the Yankees tanked against them while losing a key member from their rotation. It’s especially frustrating since they lost several one run games that may have played differently with better bullpen management/performance. I’d also say seeing Masahiro Tanaka getting lit up like a Christmas tree by a shitty offense in a park that is difficult to homer in wasn’t particularly encouraging.
Whatever, at least this nightmare trip is over. F California.
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