Yankees takeaways from Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Marlins, including no answers for Sandy Alcantara

Aug 9, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Yankees proper fielder Aaron Choose (99) walks to first base throughout the fourth inning in opposition to the Chicago White Sox at Assured Charge Discipline. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Yankees’ offense had no solutions for Sandy Alcantara as they fell to the Marlins, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon in Miami.


Michael King was the starter/opener for the Yanks on Saturday afternoon. The final time King began was in 2021 nevertheless it appears he and the group will attempt to get him again to doing extra beginning sooner or later. Previous to the sport, supervisor Aaron Boone stated that they will try to stretch King out to be extra of a bulk reliever as there should not sufficient video games to make him a conventional starter.

Nonetheless, King’s first begin in two years didn’t start the way in which the group would have needed. Jazz Chisholm Jr. jumped on the primary pitch to choose up a single and after a strike out of Josh Bell, Luis Arraez turned on a 97-mph fastball on the within a part of the plate over the right-field wall to place the Marlins up 2-0. That was simply the infielder’s fourth residence run of the season. The Marlins would choose up a few extra hits however King bought out of the primary inning with no additional harm.

King’s second inning was significantly better, going by way of the underside of the order 1-2-3. The opener’s day was accomplished after two innings (41 pitches), and giving up two runs on 4 hits and hanging out three batters.

– After the offense broke out within the collection opener, it was a unique story on Saturday. A variety of that needed to do with Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara. The Yanks made 2023 Alcantara seem like his 2022 self when he received the NL Cy Younger award taking place so as and never working counts. To Alcantara’s credit score, he was filling up the strike zone and did not enable the Yanks to take too many pitches.

The Yanks did break by way of within the seventh inning. Billy McKinney drew a one-out stroll and superior to second on a balk by Alcantara. Isiah Kiner-Falefa made the Marlins starter pay with a single on a 1-2 depend.

The Yankees would convey the tying run to the plate within the ninth inning in opposition to Alcantara. Gleyber Torres led off with a single up the center within the ninth inning to increase his hitting streak to 11 video games. He completed 1-for-4. Giancarlo Stanton got here up because the tying run however struck out on three pitches. McKinney gave it a experience within the subsequent at-bat as he went the alternative method, hitting a 1-2 pitch into the left-field warning monitor. IKF grounded out on the primary pitch as Alcantara completed off his full sport.

Alcantara went 9 innings on a season-high 116 pitches giving up the one run on 5 hits and two walks. He struck out 10 batters.

Jhony Brito got here in after King within the third inning and gave the Yankees a powerful effort and stored the rating shut. The younger right-hander went 5 innings (69 pitches) giving up only one run on three hits whereas hanging out six batters, tying a career-high. The one blemish was a Joey Wendle RBI single within the fourth inning.


What’s subsequent

The Yankees wrap up their three-game collection with the Marlins on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:40 p.m.

Gerrit Cole (10-3, 2.75 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees. The Marlins may have rookie phenom Eury Perez (5-4, 2.79 ERA) on the bump.

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