I keep trying to search for a rock-bottom loss for the Yankees. Maybe tonight was it. On a makeup game with an older team and no day off for a couple of weeks the Yankees need to make some changes to this roster. Maybe that will happen tomorrow after tonight’s 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
The Mariners got it started in the second and Kyle Seager was a huge part of all the rallies. Seager led off the inning off David Phelps with a double and scored on Mike Zunino‘s single. Seager added to it in the fourth getting a triple when Brett Gardner dove and had the ball deflect off him and Derek Jeter couldn’t make a play on it either. Jeter, however, with a rare mental brain lock didn’t realize the ball was fair and Seager went all the way to third. Two batters later, Dustin Ackley‘s groundout make it 2-0.
However, it was all downhill from here.
In the seventh, the Mariners loaded the bases on a double, a walk and a bunt. Miller drove in two with a single to knock out Phelps. Enter Matt Thornton. James Jones bunted runners over to make it second and third. Michael Saunders single drove in two more to make it 6-2.
Alfredo Aceves came in and allowed a solo homer to Saunders and a three run blast to Seager in the ninth inning. He’s allowed six homers in 19.2 innings.