This wasn’t a Sonny Gray a Yankees expected

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.

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Trevor Bauer celebrates after timid a side in a sixth inning on his approach to a two-hit performance.

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Aaron Judge strikes out opposite Bauer in a sixth inning.

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Jay Bruce high-fives Edwin Encarnacion during home image after attack a two-run home run in a fourth inning.

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Gary Sanchez consults with Sonny Gray on a pile during a second-inning bases-loaded jam.

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LeBron James (center) cheers on a Indians from his apartment during Progressive Field.

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Terry Francona, Trevor Bauer

Terry Francona pats Bauer on a behind as he exits in a seventh inning.

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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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