Yankees to blame for losing series to Red Sox: Anyone not named Aaron Judge
Listen, it’s been too bad for New York to nail down individuals to blame. They say you win as a team and lose as a team. The Yankees are definitely taking the second half of that statement to heart with Aaron Judge absent from the lineup.
The Judge hasn’t been in session since he hurt his toe while making an incredible catch against on Dodgers’ bullpen fence at the beginning of the month. The offense has been in the pits ever since.
New York had three hits on Sunday and scored two runs on a freak bounce off the bag. They didn’t score more than three runs in any game this series and they’ve been averaging less than three runs per game since Judge went out.
Gleyber Torres hit a home run in Saturday’s victory and has proven to be one of the few productive bats in the lineup lately. But he committed a costly error in the third game, so even the positive contributors have found ways to turn things negative.
The Yankees needed someone to step up their game with Judge out. The pitchers kept things close. The hitters came up short.