It took Tyler Clippard just two pitches to give a tie game back to the Angels, and he’d wind up charged with three runs and a loss as the Yankee losing streak continues.
Summoned in the seventh to defend a tie game, Clippard gave up a leadoff home run and two more extra base hits to give the game to the Angels. Starter Michael Pineda battled through 5⅔ innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits.
The Yankees scored on a Chase Headley sacrifice fly in the fourth, and home runs from Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez in the fifth and sixth, respectively. No one in the Yankee lineup recorded multiple hits.
The Yankee bullpen, especially Clippard, continues to struggle. Since the beginning of the West Coast trip, Clippard has pitched 3⅔ innings and allowed five earned runs (14.06 ERA).
“Clip’s had too much success… for this to continue,” said manager Joe Girardi in his postgame press conference.
Jordan Montgomery tries to stop the losing streak tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.