New York Yankees

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 21: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees heads for the dugout after striking out against the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning at Comerica Park on April 21, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

TIGERS 3 – YANKEES 0

The Yankees are currently looking for an identity. While the team from Queens is rolling up wins in the early going, the Bronx Bombers are one of baseball’s early season enigmas.  On Thursday, the Yanks lost to the Detroit Tigers 3-0, wrapping up a roadtrip to Baltimore and the Motor City at 3-3.

The Yankees had seven hits on Thursday, but only one hit, a double by Josh Donaldson, was for extra bases. The Yankees as a team are hitting .221 as a team coming into play Thursday, and their issues to move runners over and drive them in without the homer is still an issue.

Jordan Montgomery gave the Yankees six terrific innings, allowing only a run on three hits, but it wasn’t enough. Ex-Met Miguel Castro buried any hope of a late rally when he served up a two-run double to Austin Meadows.

Moreover Tigers fans were all over the Yankees for intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera, who was – and still is – one hit away from 3,000. Ouch!  The Yankees face the Cleveland Guardians in the Bronx, Friday.