The New York Yankees got swept by a team fighting to get out of its divisionâ€™s last place, the Detroit Tigers, by dropping Sundayâ€™s finale 6-2. The team struggled offensively all week, and the weekend exhibition also included two defensive errors by shortstop Gleyber Torres, who lost his temper in the dugout at one point.
â€œI made two mistakes; in that moment, I didnâ€™t want anybody to say anything to me,â€ Torres told MLB.com after the game, after fumbling the two grounders on Sunday. â€œI know what I did. Mentally, itâ€™s really frustrating for me.
“For sure, I didnâ€™t want to make two errors in the same inning — especially right now, because weâ€™re playing the way we donâ€™t want to play.â€
The Yankees were swept in Detroit for the first time since 2000, which makes what happened at Comerica Park all the more hard to believe. However, and as badly as the team is currently player, that year is associated with good things that happened in October. Will 2021 have a similar ending?
Will the Yankees be able to rebound in a crucial week?
Itâ€™s still too early to tell, but the Yankees need to pick things up quickly, especially this week, as they are preparing to face their two biggest rivals today: the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox.
â€œThis is just a bad ending to a terrible weekend. Weâ€™ve got to get better,â€ Boone said. â€œAs [ticked] off as I am — and as we should be — by the way we played, itâ€™s a bad weekend. We need to turn the page. We have an important homestand coming up against some really good opponents.â€
As things stand right now, the Yankees are in third place of the AL East division, 4.5 games behind the Rays and 3.5 behind the Red Sox. It will be a crucial week.