The Yankees’ takeaways from Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Rockies, including a wild finish in extra innings

New York Yankees left fielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) reaches third on a single after a Colorado Rockies pitching error allowed two runs to score in the sixth inning at Coors Field.
New York Yankees left fielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) reaches third on a single after a Colorado Rockies pitching error allowed two runs to score in the sixth inning at Coors Field. / Isaiah J. Downing – USA TODAY Sports

Jhe Yankees suffered a brutal 8-7 loss in extras on Sunday afternoon to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, dropping the series in the process.

Here are the takeaways…

– Looking to take the rubber game against the Rockies, last place, Gerrit Cole hit the rubber for the Yanks and erred – to the most unlikely of hitters – in six innings. After a clean first run, Michael Taglia scored Cole for a solo home run in the second inning that gave Colorado a 1-0 lead.

That surprising blemish aside, Cole struck out 10 of the next 11 batters he faced and 14 of the last 16, striking out 11 that day. At one point, the ace got nine consecutive strikeouts via strikeout and ended his outing with a strikeout of CJ Cron at the end of sixth grade.

Cole’s last line: 6 IP, two hits, one earned run, one walk and 11 strikeouts on 102 pitches (66 strikes). It was the 24th time Cole had hit double-digit strikeouts with the Yankees, which is the highest in franchise history.

– The right-hander was in contention for the win after New York managed to scratch three runs in the top of the sixth inning, thanks to poor Rockies defense.

DJ LeMahieu And Harrison Bader both isolated with an indent to place the runners in the first and second rows. Isiah Kiner-Falefa followed with a single that easily scored LeMahieu and also advanced Bader to third base. During the game, the central defender from Colorado Brenton Doyle threw the ball to third before the third baseman Ryan McMahon tried to catch IKF at first base but threw the ball away which allowed Bader to score and IKF to move to third base. Antoine Volpe then led IKF with a groundout that made the Yankees 3-1.

– Prior to that, New York was shut out in five innings by a right-handed mate chase anderson who started the day with an ERA of 6.89.

– Now in the hands of their bullpen, the Yankees earned a perfect inning of Wandy Peralta in the seventh and with six more outs to go, it looked like the Yanks had a clear path to victory. However, problems arose in the eighth inning.

Tommy Kahnle started the inning with a walk, but knocked out the All-Star Game MVP Elias Diaz before allowing a single to tie the run on base. Kris Bryant followed by a flyout, but with two out, McMahon loaded the bases with a single that knocked Kahnle out of play in favor of Clay Holmes. After two straight balls away from Cron’s strike zone, Holmes threw a sinker right in the middle which Cron immediately tossed onto center field for a game-changing grand slam.

– Losing 5-3 in the lead of the ninth, the Yankees found a way against Daniel Bard and his 1.71 season ERA. Billy McKinney started things off with a blow-by-blow and scored on Gleyber Torres‘ Infield single and second pitching error of the game by McMahon, who went bare-knuckle but threw wide of first base. After finally loading the bases with one out, Bader started the even run with a sacrificed fly, but pinched runner Oswald Peraza was ejected at third base to end the inning.

– After the Rockies failed to score in the bottom half of the frame against ian hamilton, the game got even weirder in extra innings. As a free runner at second base, Bader made a poor base run call and made the first out of the inning at third base trying to advance on a ground fly hit directly toward the pitcher. A double play ended the inning.

– But just like the ninth, Hamilton held on – even with the winning run starting at second base – and pitched a scoreless inning to send the game into the 11th inning.

– The Yanks scored twice on RBI singles per Oswaldo Cabrera and Peraza who again put New York ahead at 7-5. However, on the second pitch thrown by Nick Ramirez in the bottom of the 11th, nolan jones tied the game at 7-7 with a two-run homer. Ramirez retired the next two batters before Aaron Boon opted for Ron Marinaccio to deal with Alan Trejo who entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch runner.

The game didn’t work out as Trejo hit his first home run of the season on a 2-0 pitch that went 421 feet.

Strong points

And after

The Yankees continue their West Coast journey after the All-Star break as they travel to Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels for a three-game set starting Monday night at 9:38 p.m.

HPR Luis Severino (1-4, 7.38 ERA) gets the start for New York, looking to get their season back on track, while Los Angeles will send RHP Griffon Cannery (6-4, 4.62 MPM).

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