BOSTON — In a season filling up with horrendous losses, Aaron Boone known as the Yankees’ newest defeat “one other intestine punch.”
What number of extra can they take?
The Yankees’ crushing 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Purple Sox on Thursday evening was distinctive. Reliever Brooks Kriske, who had beforehand appeared in 10 main league video games, threw 4 wild pitches within the tenth inning to arrange Hunter Renfroe’s game-winning sacrifice fly.
That got here after Chad Inexperienced, filling in once more as nearer with the undermanned Yankees one out away from a fifth straight win, allowed a two-out, two-run double to Kiké Hernandez within the ninth.
“I’m nonetheless fairly sick to my abdomen proper now,’’ mentioned Jordan Montgomery, who threw 5 ²/₃ scoreless innings, however nonetheless needed to watch because the Yankees misplaced for the fifth straight time in certainly one of his begins.
After Hernandez tied it within the ninth, the Yankees took the lead again within the prime of the tenth on a Brett Gardner sacrifice fly that drove in free runner Tyler Wade, who had superior to 3rd on a DJ LeMahieu grounder.
However Kriske entered within the backside of the tenth and threw a wild pitch that despatched Boston’s free runner, Rafael Devers, to 3rd.
With left-hander Justin Wilson warming within the bullpen a day after he threw 1 ¹/₃ innings, a second wild pitch introduced Devers dwelling to tie the sport earlier than Kriske walked Bogaerts, citing J.D. Martinez.
Bogaerts moved to second and third on Kriske’s third and fourth wild pitches of the inning, earlier than Martinez whiffed.
However Renfroe adopted with a fly ball to proper to win it.
“Simply pure execution,’’ Kriske mentioned of his command points. “It’s a part of the sport. Clearly, I’ve received to do a greater job. I wish to be somebody the workforce can depend on in large spots. It’s one thing I’m gonna need to do higher. … It sucks to be the one to blow it for the workforce.”
In response to the YES Community, the 4 wild pitches in an inning are essentially the most in franchise historical past.
Because the inning received worse for Kriske, the Yankees have been handcuffed by the MLB rule that mandates a pitcher should face a minimal of three batters until he finishes an inning, so Kriske couldn’t have been eliminated.
Nonetheless, Boone mentioned he believed Kriske had the “swing-and-miss stuff” to have the ability to get out of the jam.
The Yankees went with Kriske as a result of they needed to avoid Aroldis Chapman and Zack Britton, who had every pitched the earlier two days.
As for Inexperienced, each Boone and catcher Rob Brantly mentioned the right-hander really had first rate stuff.
“Chad threw a variety of strikes,’’ Brantly mentioned. “And sadly, a variety of them received hit.’’
With the loss, the Yankees dropped eight video games again of first-place Boston, and the Purple Sox remained a recreation forward of the Rays — who traded for Twins slugger Nelson Cruz earlier on Thursday.
It was fairly a flip of occasions after Giancarlo Stanton delivered a go-ahead single within the eighth because the Yankees constructed a 3-1 lead in a recreation that additionally included a 55-minute rain delay within the prime of the fifth.
With the Yankees up two runs within the backside of the ninth, Inexperienced gave up one-out singles to Alex Verdugo and Bobby Dalbec earlier than pinch-hitter Kevin Plawecki flied to left.
Hernandez then got here by, and the Yankees finally suffered their seventh walk-off lack of the season.
“On this stretch of baseball the place we’ve received a variety of video games, we’ve had some extremely powerful losses like tonight,’’ Boone mentioned of his workforce, which has dropped eight of 10 conferences with the Purple Sox this season. “Time and time once more, guys have bounced again. That’s what we anticipate to do [Friday].”