CLEVELAND — After Luis Severino inebriated in Tuesday’s wild-card game, it figured there was no approach Sonny Gray could be any worse.
Though Gray managed to make it out of a initial inning of a Yankees’ 4-0 detriment to a Indians in Game 1 of a ALDS on Thursday, he wasn’t most better.
Gray gave adult 3 runs in only 3 ¹/₃ innings, walking 4 and surrendering a two-run homer to ex-Met Jay Bruce in his playoff entrance with a Yankees.
“Jay Bruce is a man that unequivocally harm him,” Joe Girardi said. “Besides that, he pitched flattering well.”
That doesn’t do a Yankees most good.
And it frequency was a opening a Yankees were looking for when they traded 3 prospects to Oakland before a trade deadline to acquire a right-hander.
“It’s tough,” Gray said. “I put everybody on a side in a disadvantage. we put us in a hole we weren’t means to stand out of.”
Gray installed a bases with no one out in a bottom of a second by permitting a double to Bruce and a singular to Carlos Santana, afterwards he strike Lonnie Chisenhall with a pitch.
Gray was means to minimize a repairs by removing Roberto Perez to strike into a double play that scored Bruce, afterwards Giovanny Urshela flied to right to keep it 1-0.
He late a side in sequence in a third though found difficulty again in a fourth.
He walked Edwin Encarnacion to lead off a inning before Bruce strike a soaring fly round that reached a seats in right to give a Indians a 3-0 lead.
He left with dual runners on, though Adam Warren prevented Gray’s tour from being even worse, removing a final dual outs of a inning but permitting another run.
But it still was an nauseous night for Gray, who came to a Yankees from Oakland in sell for right-hander James Kaprielian, infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo and outfielder Dustin Fowler.
“It’s apparently frustrating,” Gray said. “I felt OK. we suspicion my things was good, honestly. When we put guys on base, some-more times than not, it’s not gonna spin out in your favor.”
It was a second bad tour in a quarrel for Gray, who gave adult 6 runs and walked a season-high 5 in his final regular-season start final week opposite Tampa Bay. He’s also pitched feeble in 3 of his past 4 starts, with a five-run, four-inning opening opposite Baltimore on Sept. 17.
On tip of all that, a Yankees have mislaid 4 of a past 5 times Gray has pitched.
Trevor Bauer celebrates after timid a side in a sixth inning on his approach to a two-hit performance.
Aaron Judge strikes out opposite Bauer in a sixth inning.
Jay Bruce high-fives Edwin Encarnacion during home image after attack a two-run home run in a fourth inning.
Gary Sanchez consults with Sonny Gray on a pile during a second-inning bases-loaded jam.
LeBron James (center) cheers on a Indians from his apartment during Progressive Field.
Terry Francona pats Bauer on a behind as he exits in a seventh inning.
Thursday was Gray’s third postseason game.
He pitched twice for a A’s in a ALDS opposite a Tigers as a rookie in 2013.
In his initial game, he tossed 8 scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory, outdueling Justin Verlander. Later in a series, he was no compare for Verlander and gave adult 3 runs in 5 innings.
Four years later, Gray came adult with his misfortune playoff tour during a bad time for a Yankees, who had to work an already taxed bullpen tough again and now go into Game 2 opposite Cy Young claimant Corey Kluber down 1-0 in a array with really small domain for error.
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