Yankees suffer a tough 7-3 loss to Angels dropping to the bottom of AL standings

New York Yankees’ Harrison Bader, right, takes strike three as Los Angeles Angels catcher Matt Thaiss, center, catches as home plate umpire John Tumpane watches during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, July 17, 2023, in Anaheim, Calif.
Amanda Paula
Wednesday July 19, 2023

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Los Angeles Angels 7, New York Yankees 3

On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees suffered a tough defeat against the Los Angeles Angels, culminating in a 7-3 loss. This setback has the Yankees holding a 50-47 record for the season, sparking concerns among fans about their playoff prospects. Adding to the frustration, the Yankees currently find themselves at the bottom of the American League standings.

Oswald Peraza had a particularly tough time, striking out in all four of his at-bats. The trio of Giancarlo Stanton, DJ LeMahieu, and Anthony Volpe combined for six more strikeouts, adding to the team’s offensive woes.

The Yankees’ offense managed to muster only three runs despite registering eight hits. In contrast, the Angels had a strong showing, scoring seven runs with just six hits and 11 walks.

Carlos Rodon, who recently returned from injuries, endured a difficult outing. He gave up six earned runs, five walks, and two home runs in just 4.1 innings, causing his season ERA to soar to 7.36.

Carlos Rodon reacts to some Yankees fans in attendance.

Though the bullpen had a decent performance, with Ian Hamilton striking out three batters and also walking three, the Yankees’ pitching staff has been struggling since the All-Star break, and their offense hasn’t been able to compensate adequately.

Amidst the disappointment, there were some positive takeaways from the game. Giancarlo Stanton made a welcome return to form, hitting a solo homer in the sixth inning. Additionally, reserve outfielder Franchy Cordero had an impressive game, tallying three hits in eight at-bats, including a powerful 429-foot homer to center field.

Looking ahead, the Yankees are set to face the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. With six losses in their last seven games, they need to capitalize on the Royals’ current struggles. Royals’ starting pitcher, Alec Marsh, has yet to secure a win this season and carries a 5.40 ERA, potentially providing an opportunity for the Yankees to turn their fortunes around.

Despite the recent setback, the Yankees remain determined to improve their game and get back on track. The season still holds many possibilities, and fans are eager to see how the team responds in the upcoming matches.

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One thought on “Yankees suffer a tough 7-3 loss to Angels dropping to the bottom of AL standings

  1. Face it the Yankees are going to be mediocre for the next few seasons and maybe that’s not a bad thing. Look at Orioles great drafts and now they’re a a juggernaut with a low payroll along with the Rays.

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