The New York Yankees snapped their six-game winning streak with a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, the Yankees’ pitching finally crumbled due to injury, as Corey Kluber felt tightness in his right shoulder, which forced Michael King to take over.
The pitching failed to supplement the offense’s inadequacies in the loss, as they gave up 13 hits and six runs over 40 at-bats. The Yankees, on the other hand, tallied seven hits and struck out 13 times, with Rougned Odor tallying three and Brett Gardner the same.
The only Yankees to record more than one hit were Clint Frazier and Kyle Higashioka. Frazier has been playing far better as of late, driving in one of the Yankees’ two runs, elevating his average to .183.
Good news and bad news for the Yankees:
Of course, the biggest negative of the evening was the injury to Kluber, but luckily it doesnâ€™t seem to be as significant as the issues heâ€™s dealt with in the past regarding his shoulder.
â€œThe physical exam (Tuesday night) was pretty good,â€ Aaron Boone said. â€œNow weâ€™ll see what comes up (Wednesday).â€
â€œIt doesnâ€™t feel at all with what I dealt with last year,â€ he said.
â€œI tried to throw a few innings in hopes that the adrenaline and all that stuff would get it going, but i wasnâ€™t quite able to,â€ Kluber said.