4. Aug. 5, 2018 at Boston Red Sox
Every Yankee fan will recall this game as long as they live.
Up 4-1 in the ninth with a chance to salvage the fourth of four at Fenway in the magical summer of 2018 (a game in which Shane Robinson started!), Chapman struck out Brock Holt, then walked the immortal Sandy Leon and Mookie Betts … before catching Benny looking. Ship righted, right?
With two outs, Steve Pearce walked, JD Martinez knocked in two with a single, and … Miguel Andújar threw the final out away on a Xander Bogaerts grounder, allowing Boston to tie the game and ostensibly ending the Yankees’ season. When the two teams rematched for the ALDS, it wasn’t a fair fight. Boston knew they had the mental edge thanks to this combo blown save.
Quite possibly the worst regular season game in the last three decades of Yankees baseball.