Mike Francesa calls Yankees ‘losers,’ mocks their offense

Mike Francesa
Peter Ackermann | Asbury Park Press
John Allen
Saturday October 22, 2022

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Mike Francesa has never been a Yankees supporter. He was earlier blasted for anti-Yankees comments. But what he tweeted on Friday could be his most controversial opinion to date.

Mike Francesa called the Yankees losers and asked them to shut down and focus on hitting the ball instead of finding talking about the opponent the Astros.

After the Yankees were defeated by the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series by a score of 3-2, starting pitcher Luis Severino stated that Houston “got lucky.” The broadcasting legend criticized the Yankees for their performance.

Francesa tweeted on Thursday night-

Alex Bregman hit a home run, and Aaron Judge hit a long fly ball that was caught by Kyle Tucker at the right-field fence. Francesa was referring to Severino’s comment that he noted the exit velocity of both of these hits.

When asked by reporters about Bregman’s three-run homer after the game, Severino told:

“Bregman hit it 91 mph. That’s the only thing I’m gonna say. And Judge hit it 106 [mph] and it didn’t go out. They got lucky.”

In light of the fact that the Yankees have fallen behind their archrivals by a score of 2-0, Mike Francesa did not appreciate Severino’s cavalier attitude.

The ball that Judge hit to right field in the eighth inning was dangerously close to becoming a game-changing two-run home run, but it was caught by Kyle Tucker as it landed just short of the fence.

The longtime WFAN host took a calmer tone on his BetRivers podcast, which Mike Francesa recorded after the show. Francesa still complained that the Yankees weren’t hitting, and he was right to point out that Framber Valdez’s two-base error in the fourth inning was the only reason the Yankees didn’t get shut out. Still, Mike Francesa thought the Yankees had a good chance to win Game 3 on Saturday in The Bronx with their best pitcher, Gerrit Cole.

He spoke:

“The Yankees didn’t put two guys on base in any inning. Very hard to win hat way unless you’re going to hit a bunch of solo home runs. They did not and they struck out 13 times. That’s 30 times in two games. You have to put the ball in play, get some base hits, they don’t get any hits. Maybe the home cooking will be a difference-maker.”

Mike Francesa did learn two good things — the decision to put Harrison Bader in the leadoff spot and the great defense of shortstop Oswald Peraza, who made his first postseason start at shortstop on Thursday night.

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