DJ LeMahieu’s bat is here, but Monday night His gloves disappointed the Yankees.
Two misplays by LeMahieu – a fault in the fifth inning and a misplaced throw – cost the Yankees two runs in their fourth straight defeat, a 5-3 defeat to the .500 Sub Angels. stadium
With the plight of the Yankees’ offense being languid, The second base proved to be costly.
“I feel like when we think of sloppiness. Do you think the defensive can understand or run? But I feel like it’s a big part of the season. And I think one thing that motivates us to come back again in May. When we started playing it really got better. We don’t hit a lot or do anything inappropriate what we think. But one of the things that provoked a reversal with our pitching was, I think, our defense,” manager Aaron Boon said. “We̵7;ve tightened things up a bit, I still feel like it’s getting better. We only had one game here where the storytelling was a little stuttered. but overall I feel like we’ve made a lot of strides in the defense.”
That wasn’t the case Monday night.
Confident LeMahieu often couldn’t find Jared Walsh’s ground, with one in the fifth inning for the sixth error of the year, allowing Anthony Rendon to go third. Rendon scored ahead in Max Stassi’s run scoring. LeMahieu was unable to play cleanly, thus destroying his hopes of playing twice.
Three innings later, LeMahieu broadcasted a relay throw where he sent Scott Schebler a few steps away. Jose Iglesias played two on the right. Chebler came in from the start to score. Initially, it looked like a bad submission. Until LeMahieu’s throw was nowhere near Gary Sanchez’s capture, Gary Sanchez allowed the Angels to hold their lead.
“We are human. We would make mistakes regardless,” said third baseman Gio Urshela. “We were just trying to make plays. Bugs that are part of the game We are trying to do the best we can.”
Defense has long been a problem for the Yankees. They are 25th in baseball in a record defensive line with a score of -13, according to The Fielding Bible, a problem for a team without a dominant starter. LeMahieu should be one of the exceptions to that problem. He wasn’t in the Yankees’ latest loss.