CLEVELAND — After Luis Severino bombed in Tuesday’s wild-card recreation, it figured there was no method Sonny Grey could possibly be any worse.
Although Grey managed to make it out of the primary inning of the Yankees’ four-zero loss to the Indians in Recreation 1 of the ALDS on Thursday, he wasn’t a lot better.
Grey gave up three runs in simply three ¹/₃ innings, strolling 4 and surrendering a two-run homer to ex-Met Jay Bruce in his playoff debut with the Yankees.
“Jay Bruce is the man that basically harm him,” Joe Girardi stated. “In addition to that, he pitched fairly nicely.”
That doesn’t do the Yankees a lot good.
And it hardly was the efficiency the Yankees have been on the lookout for once they traded three prospects to Oakland earlier than the commerce deadline to accumulate the correct-hander.
“It’s robust,” Grey stated. “I put everybody on our aspect in an obstacle. I put us in a gap we weren’t capable of climb out of.”
Grey loaded the bases with nobody out within the backside of the second by permitting a double to Bruce and a single to Carlos Santana, then he hit Lonnie Chisenhall with a pitch.
Grey was capable of reduce the injury by getting Roberto Perez to hit right into a double play that scored Bruce, then Giovanny Urshela flied to proper to maintain it 1-zero.
He retired the aspect so as within the third however discovered hassle once more within the fourth.
He walked Edwin Encarnacion to steer off the inning earlier than Bruce hit a towering fly ball that reached the seats in proper to provide the Indians a three-zero lead.
He left with two runners on, however Adam Warren prevented Grey’s outing from being even worse, getting the ultimate two outs of the inning with out permitting one other run.
However it nonetheless was an unsightly night time for Grey, who got here to the Yankees from Oakland in change for proper-hander James Kaprielian, infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo and outfielder Dustin Fowler.
“It’s clearly irritating,” Grey stated. “I felt OK. I assumed my stuff was good, truthfully. If you put guys on base, extra occasions than not, it’s not gonna end up in your favor.”
It was the second dangerous outing in a row for Grey, who gave up six runs and walked a season-excessive 5 in his ultimate common-season begin final week towards Tampa Bay. He’s additionally pitched poorly in three of his previous 4 begins, with a 5-run, 4-inning efficiency towards Baltimore on Sept. 17.
On prime of all that, the Yankees have misplaced 4 of the previous 5 occasions Grey has pitched.