New York Yankees Hit A New Low After Historic Blown Lead

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It’s been a less-than-stellar year for baseball in New York. On Sunday, the New York Yankees put a rotten cherry on the top of their season so far.

Like most years, the Bronx Bombers came in with World Series aspirations. But, the way they’ve played this year makes that seem very unlikely.

Coming into Sunday’s rubber match in Miami against the Marlins, the Yankees were sitting at 60-57, four games back in the AL Wild Card race. And, with ace Gerrit Cole on the mound, it was a good chance to win their first series not against the terrible duo of the Royals and Athletics since June 25.

For most of the game, it looked like the Yankees would indeed get the win on Sunday. They led 7-2 heading to the bottom of the 8th, before a Bryan De La Cruz double scored Josh Bell to make it 7-3. Still, taking a 4-run lead into the 9th inning is usually a win over 99% of the time. And, the Yanks do have a great bullpen, so they were in great shape.

Nope. They gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose 8-7, a truly terrible loss.

It was the team’s first loss when leading by 4 runs or more in the 9th inning since 2011.

Not great!

Things don’t get any easier for the Yankees. They travel to Atlanta to take on the best-in-baseball Braves for three games before returning home to the Bronx and playing the Red Sox.