The World’s Most Famous Baseball Team Just Set An Unbelievably Embarrassing Record…
As a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, it pains me to say this: the game on Thursday night was not even close to the caliber of baseball we associate with this storied franchise.
The Yankees faced off against the Minnesota Twins, and let's just say it's a game they'd like to erase from their memories. The night was a disaster, with the team suffering an embarrassing 11-2 defeat at Yankee Stadium.
The catastrophe began in the very first inning, with the Yankees conceding an astonishing nine runs. What's more, this unfortunate record now goes down in history as the most run the Bronx Bombers have ever allowed in an opening frame. We're talking franchise history here, folks.
The Yankees allowed 9 runs in the 1st inning Thursday.
That ties the most they've ever allowed in the 1st in franchise history.
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New York pitcher Jhony Brito had a nightmarish game, surrendering nine earned runs on a mere six hits – and he did this in just 2/3 of the first inning. It's hard to imagine a worse performance. Replacing Brito was Colton Brewer, but unfortunately, he didn't fare much better, giving up four earned runs off five hits in 3.1 innings.
In a bizarre twist, the Yankees were so disoriented that they had position player Isiah Kiner-Falefa take the mound for a stint. The whole situation was nothing short of humiliating.
So, what on earth went wrong?
Look, I get it – baseball is a sport with a grueling 162-game schedule, and off nights are bound to happen. But seriously, did this debacle have to occur on home turf, with the team donning their iconic pinstripes? It's just a downright shame.
In the end, many fans of the Yankees' brand including myself can't help but feel disappointed and embarrassed by this historic loss. But hey, that's baseball for you - sometimes, you win big and other times, you set records you'd rather forget. Here's hoping the Yankees can bounce back from this debacle and remind us all why they're one of the most beloved teams in the sport.