The New York Yankees entered the third inning with the lead of 3-2, but it didnâ€™t last long after James Paxton gave up a series of hits. Aaron Judge secured the lead with a three-run home run at the top of the inning, extending his streak to homering in five consecutive games.
However, left fielder Miguel Andujar suffered a bad error, which allowed the Red Sox to retake the lead. On a routine ball bouncing after a single to left field, Andujar miss-played it and the ball ricocheted off his shin and toward the wall. This allowed Rafael Devers to score from first base and the Yankees lost the lead because of it.
This was Andujarâ€™s second error since intrasquad play, as he has taken to the position well aside from this mistake. However, it could force manager Aaron Boone to consider Clint Frazier or Mike Tauchman in a more consistent role. That mistake could have limited the Red Sox’s offensive spark in the third inning, but it allowed them to retake the lead and now the Yankees will have to fight back.
If that’s the reason the Yankees lose the game, it will have been a significant blunder, which must be taken seriously.
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) August 3, 2020