One of many variations on this yr’s Yankees group from these of years previous has been its capacity to run the bases.
That wasn’t evident in Tuesday’s 6-3 loss to the Mets, as they made quite a few errors on the bases that proved pricey.
Coupled with going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring place and leaving 10 runners on, it’s no surprise the Yankees dropped the Subway Collection opener at Citi Area.
The primary miscue on the bases got here from Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who was picked off first base by Taijuan Walker within the prime of the second with runners on the corners, one out and Jose Trevino on the plate.
Kiner-Falefa didn’t seem to even be leaning in direction of second base, however Walker nonetheless bought him for the second out to assist diffuse the potential rally.
Anthony Rizzo is tagged out by Jeff McNeil after making an attempt a double steal within the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 6-3 loss to the Mets.AP
“Truthfully, it’s the most effective transfer I’ve ever seen,’’ Kiner-Falefa mentioned. “We had been advised earlier than the sport he had a great transfer. I used to be prepared for it, however I bought again somewhat too gradual.”
The shortstop leads the group with 14 stolen bases, however regretted Tuesday’s mistake.
“It’s powerful,” Kiner-Falefa mentioned. “We’re making an attempt to be aggressive all yr. That’s what they wished me to convey once I bought traded right here. Subsequent time, I’ll do higher job of figuring out how fast he’s.”
One other obvious error on the bases got here within the seventh, with the Yankees down by two runs, however with Walker out of the sport and the center of the order developing.
Aaron Decide singled with one out and Adam Ottavino hit Anthony Rizzo with a pitch to convey up Gleyber Torres.
Decide and Rizzo tried a double steal and whereas Decide made it, Tomas Nido’s throw bought to second in time to get Rizzo for the second out.
The Yankees challenged the play, however the name stood and Torres then popped out to finish the inning.
“I can’t get thrown on the market,’’ Rizzo mentioned. “It may’t occur. We’ve been aggressive all yr and can most likely proceed to be aggressive, however that may’t occur in that spot.”
Decide and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers within the first to present the Yankees a 2-0 lead and after Jordan Montgomery went out and allowed 4 runs within the backside of the inning, Rizzo almost put the Yankees up once more within the fourth.
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With Walker faltering, Aaron Hicks and Kiner-Falefa singled with one out and Kiner-Falefa then beat Eduardo Escobar’s throw to second on Jose Trevino’s grounder to 3rd to load the bases.
A grounder by DJ LeMahieu scored a run and Decide on 4 pitches walked to load the bases once more for Rizzo.
Walker once more fell behind 3-0 and Rizzo went after the subsequent pitch and drilled it to the warning observe in middle, the place Brandon Nimmo made the catch.
“I hit it nicely,’’ Rizzo mentioned. “I put a great swing on it and it was a great spot to do it.”