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YES Network’s Michael Kay, John Flaherty point fingers after Yankees’ 4th straight loss – NJ.com


When you lose four straight games and six of your last seven, there’s plenty of blame to go around.

So it’s finger-pointing time for the New York Yankees, who lost, 3-1, to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

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After the game, YES Network’s Michael Kay and John Flaherty targeted the Yankees’ offense for the team’s recent slide.

Kay: “It’s the same old story. It’s getting old for the Yankees, and for their fans as well. They just can’t score. So one run (Sunday). It’s been 12 games of offensive ineptitude John, and it’s hard to win that way.”

Flaherty: “Really is Michael, and we talked about it during the game. You do feel some stress as a hitter. You do feel some pressure when you get some limited opportunities and that’s really the story. The opportunities that the Yankees are getting in these games are few and far between, so when you do get a chance like the fifth inning when (DJ) LeMahieu hits a ball hard right at the third baseman, it turns into a double play and you have that feeling as a lineup, as an offense, here we go again. It’s tough sledding right now offensively for the Yankees.”

Kay: “You know, one of the narratives that’s a little bit tough to take is, why are they running out this lineup? Why don’t they change it up? John, there aren’t a lot of options right now. No one is hitting. We mentioned during the game Aaron Judge is hitting, but you can move things around, but you’re not taking anybody off the bench that’s a .400 hitter.”

Flaherty: “No, and Aaron Boone has said this: ‘These are the guys I believe in.’ You have Giancarlo Stanton working his way back from an injury. He hasn’t looked great. Gio Urshela, now all of a sudden he’s struggling a little bit. LeMahieu hasn’t been himself. They kind of show you flashes that they’re going to get back on top of their game, but kind of slips away from them. (Miguel) Andujar is swinging the bat better. Gary Sanchez lately swinging the bat better. He got a pinch-hit walk (Sunday). So you’re trying to look for positives, but to your point, this is going to be the guys you run out there day in and day out. They just have to start hitting better.”

Kay: “Yeah, unless their’s a seismic change or some sort of trade, and those are hard to make as we go into June 1, this is the lineup that has to straighten itself out.”

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