New York Yankees

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 05: Diego Castillo #64 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bobbles a double play attempt in front of Isiah Kiner-Falefa #12 of the New York Yankees at PNC Park on July 5, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

It was not the homecoming Yankees starter Jameson Tallion envisioned when the he saw that the Yankees would visit Pittsburgh this week. The former Pirate was shelled by his old team in a 5-2 loss, as New York dropped to 58-23 on the season.

Tallion was charged with five earned runs over five and a third innings of work for only his second l0ss of the season.  The Pirates jumped all over Tallion with the long ball, highlighted by Daniel Vogelbach’s solo home run in the second inning that was just the opening salvo of the night. Two innings later Jack Suwinski launched a two-run bomb to dead center that gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

Ben Gamel would follow with a RBI double to drive in Oneil Cruz for the fourth run of the ball game.

New York never really responded offensively. The Yanks managed only six hits off of starter Jose Quintana. The Yankees best chance to do anything offensively came in the top of the third inning, trailing 1-0 with runners on second and third and Giancarlo Stanton at the plate. Stanton lined a pitch to center that center fielder Bryan Reynolds made a tremendous jump on and robbed the Yankees of a two-run base hit. Overall the Yankees would leave nine men on base.

The Yankees and Pirates conclude their short two-game series tonight at PNC Park.