Not much needed to explain this one really. Nathan Eovaldi was terrible, had an all-time terrible stat line that put his team in a deep hole from the get go, and the rest of the team laid down and died behind him.
Eovaldi got the leadoff hitter out easy enough in the bottom of the 1st, then it all fell apart pretty quickly. The next 6 batters all singled to make it 4-0 Marlins, then Adeiny Hechavarria broke up the monotony with a 2-run triple to make it 6-0. Eovaldi did retire opposing starter and former Yankee David Phelps for the second out (hooray!!!), then gave up a single to Dee Gordon as the lineup turned over and a 2-run double to Derek Dietrich to end his night. 2/3 of an inning, 36 pitches, 9 hits, 8 earned runs. His defense didn't do him any favors in the inning, but this was all on Eovaldi. He didn't locate, he didn't put guys away with 2 strikes, and he didn't show any signs that he was going to figure it out.
Little surprising that Joe didn't just leave him out there to take his medicine and save the bullpen, but it was only the 1st inning so maybe he thought his offense would mount a comeback. Yeah right. The admittedly crappy lineup did what you'd expect it to do, generating 2 runs against Phelps in his 7 innings of work. A 2-out single-walk-single rally in the 6th ended with a Brian McCann RBI hit to get the Yankees on the board, and Mason Williams doubled with 2 on and 2 out in the 7th to bring home Stephen Drew. Shocking that a lineup featuring Didi in the 2-hole, Chase Headley and Carlos Beltran hitting 5-6, and Chris Young and Brendan Ryan (?!?!) in against a righty didn't go hog wild scoring runs.
Of course, those 2 Yankee runs came after Miami really put them out of their misery in the 5th. Chris Capuano tired close to 80 pitches and left with 2 men on and 2 men out. Chris Martin came in to face Giancarlo Stanton and he made the classic mistake of throwing a pitch somewhere where Stanton can drive it. He smoked it out the other way for a 3-run homer and the public shaming was complete.
- Just a brutal game for Eovaldi. His ERA went from 4.13 to 5.12 and he picked up his second loss of the season. Strangely enough, that was his first loss since May 12th.
- Capuano did what he could to soak up some innings. He ended up pitching 4+ and giving up 2 runs while striking out 5.
- I guess Jose Ramirez pitched alright too in his 2 innings of work. Joe used him for the 7th and 8th. I have to imagine we'll see some more roster moves today to get some fresh arms up for him and Capuano. The merry-go-round of suck continues out there in the bullpen.
- Brett Gardner went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and he's just 1-15 with 7 Ks in his last 4 games. He was hot last week, so hopefully this is a mini-slump that he can break out of in short order.
- McCann was the only Yankees with multiple hits. The RBI was his 40th of the season and his slash line is at .266/.330/.468. So now he can hit but he's a crummy defensive catcher. Who knew?
- Seriously, Brendan Ryan and Chris Young in the starting lineup against a righty? I don't care what the split numbers say for the pitcher, when the numbers for your hitters say they either suck or suck against right-handed pitching, they shouldn't be in there.
- Yanks are 1-5 in their last 6 games and have been outscored 42-19 in that span. Woof.