The Yankees couldn’t remain unbeatable forever, right? For the first time in well over a week, the Yankees lost a baseball game, this time 3-2 to the Chicago White Sox as Luis Robert provided the walk-off for Chicago. The Yankees MLB-best record drops to 24-9 on the year. Impressive for a team that started out the gate slowly at 7-6; New York is now 17-3 since then.
Clutch. pic.twitter.com/raBGIRzd3W— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 15, 2022
For the first time in seemingly days, if not weeks, the Yankees offense went into a collective shell. They were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and the home run ball that has propelled them through this run wasn’t there on Saturday.
Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton combined for five hits on the night, with Stanton collecting three of them, but none left the ballpark. Stanton did have a single that drove in Aaron Judge with the Yankees first run of the night in the eighth inning, but that was about it.
Give the White Sox credit, especially starter Dallas Keuchel credit. Keuchel is no stranger to frustrating Yankees hitters, and he did just that on Saturday, holding them to just four hits over five innings of work.
On the flip side, it was the Luis Robert show for Chicago. The slugging center fielder had an impact throughout the game on Saturday.
Robert drove in the first run of the day on a single, scoring Tim Anderson in the first inning to make it 1-0. Then Yan Moncada drilled a homer to center off Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery to make it 2-0.
The Yankees would rally to tie, but Robert walked it off for Chicago against closer Aroldis Chapman, who has struggled in his last couple outings.
On the board courtesy of Big G 💪 pic.twitter.com/o1OFzlPIsl— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 15, 2022
With one out in the bottom of the nith, Chapman gave up a single to Tim Anderson and lost Moncada to a walk. That set the stage for Robert, who worked the count to 3-1 before lining a single deep enough to drive in Anderson around second with the game winning run.
Just like that the Yankees lose.
New York will send Nestor Cortes to the mound on Sunday, as he tries to duplicate his near no-no from last week.