The Yankees squandered a four-run lead and lost to the White Sox, 5-4, at Guaranteed Rate Field.>> Box score
5 takeaways from Thursday's game...
1) J.A. Happ cruised through the first three innings, ran into trouble in the fourth, but got out of it unscathed. The fifth inning was where it all came undone for Happ as he allowed four runs, highlighted by Tim Anderson's three-run homer. Yankees starters having become completely unreliable and it is adversely affecting the rest of the club by making relievers work harder and the offense press to score more runs than should be necessary to win games.
2) Adam Ottavino allowed just two home runs in his first 28 appearances, but after coughing up tonight's seventh inning homer to Leury Garcia, the Yanks' right-hander has given up dingers in two straight games. The homer tonight put the Yanks behind and they couldn't scratch back.
3) Brett Gardner homered in the fourth inning, his third in four games and 11th of the season. Gardner now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats. That all comes after Gardner suffered through a 0-for-22 skid.
4) Clint Frazier is now 15-for-38 (.395) with runners in scoring position after notching a run-scoring single in the second inning. Frazier added a double and another single on the night and is now hitting .287 on the season with 37 RBIs.
5) Didi Gregorius was not hitting the ball all that well in Triple-A, but the Yanks called him up anyway. Well, in 18 at-bats, Gregorius has eight hits after recording two base hits tonight.
Hiya Gardy. Wanna go for a ride? pic.twitter.com/7K0XeR8EnM- New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 14, 2019
The Yankees and White Sox continue their four-game set on Friday at 8:10 p.m. CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.96 ERA) faces off with Lucas Giolito (9-1, 2.28 ERA).