Sunday, June 13, 2021


Source: New York Daily News

It is tough to lose any game, but last night's really stung. As the Liberty Bell tolled for the Phillies walk-off win in the 10th against the Bombers in Saturday's contest at Citizens Bank Park, I can't help but think that the death toll is sounding for Aroldis Chapman as he gives away another good Yankee opportunity.

"After blowing what seemed to be a certain win on Thursday in Minnesota, the Yankees closer lost another game Saturday, when Jean Segura won it for the Phillies in the 10th with a sharp single to third to drive in extra runner Ronald Torreyes in an 8-7 loss at Citizens Bank Park," reported the New York Post minutes after the a loss which should have been a W for the Yankees. 


The Yankees pulled an incredible comeback in the 9th as DJ LeMahieu tied the game with a three-run home run after the Phillies closer put two men on base. These kinds of drives with runners in scoring position are rare in more recent days for the Yankees. So not converting this one into a win is frustrating.

Equally frustrating is the dropping velocity of Chapman who has appeared to be off his game completely over the last two appearances. Following the Twins loss, Aaron Boone pointed out the drop in the velo of his closer. 


"They were ready. They were obviously hunting the fastball and got some right down the middle where he wasn't really clipping at that high velocity we normally see. It clearly wasn’t Chappy’s night," reported

The Yankees second loss over the last two games is the least of their problems. "It came on a day when Jameson Taillon couldn’t get out of the first inning and received more bad news when Luis Severino was forced out of his minor league rehab start with a right groin injury that will delay his comeback from Tommy John surgery even more," reported The Post

Hopefully the Bombers can split this mini series and leave Philadelphia and head to Toronto with a positive disposition and a day to think about things before they take on their Division rival Blue Jays. It is hard to stay positive, but as fans, we have to stick together and do our best to stay up and root for these guys to turn it around.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @suzieprof

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