NEW YORK — The Yankees had a lead on the Cleveland Indians and the great Corey Kluber deep into Monday night’s game, then blew this opportunity to take down one of the game’s best starting pitchers.
You can blame Yankees All-Star right-hander Luis Severino for throwing too many gopherballs in this 6-2 loss.
Jose Ramirez’ second solo shot on this cool but pleasant evening at Yankee Stadium tied things up in the sixth, then Carlos Santana went deep with nobody on and one down in the seventh to put the Tribe ahead.
And that’s when all eyes again would shift to Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, whose 11 homers and 24 RBIs in August have people forgetting that he’d been called out by his manager when the club was in Cleveland early in the month.
Joe Girardi’s issue with Sanchez was too many pitches were getting past him, and his eyes weren’t deceiving him because all anyone had to do was look at the passed balls leaders and see who was leading the American League with a dozen of them.
Four weeks later, Sanchez still has three more passed balls than anyone else in the league, but his total is still 12.
“Progress,” Sanchez, who also leads all AL catchers with 12 errors, said Monday night. “I think
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