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Because the NY Yankees continue steadily to struggle, manager Aaron Boone has seemingly hit a breaking point following a 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
“That’s an uncomfortable loss,” Boone told reporters Friday. “Hopefully, among those rock-bottom situations, where you ought to be pissed off and embarrassed. We’ve set an improved standard around here. We just surely got to be better. Period.”
Nothing went well for the Yankees in Friday’s loss, that was the team’s largest margin of defeat this year. The bullpen quit six runs, as the offense happened to just five hits in the shutout, with only 1 hit from the 1-through-5 spots in the lineup.
“It’s just embarrassing once you get beat like this and you’re going right through the struggles you’re,” Boone added.
Losing was the Yankees’ fifth within the last six games, section of a 15-25 record because the All-Star break. The Rays have slice the division lead right down to just five games, putting a lot more pressure on NY in this three-game series.
Following a blowout loss in Game 1, Boone wants an improved effort from his team in the years ahead.