May 27, 2024

The New York Yankees closed out their series against the Miami Marlins with a 5-2 loss, marking their fourth consecutive series win of the year.

Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman, who had not allowed a run in his previous two outings, struggled over five innings, giving up four hits, four earned runs, four walks, and striking out seven batters.

The turning point came in the third inning when third baseman Jake Burger hit a 425-foot homer to dead centerfield after Stroman allowed two runners on base.

Yankees can't overcome Marcus Stroman's mistake in loss to Marlins

Despite the setback, the Yankees showed resilience, loading the bases with Aaron Judge at bat, though he ultimately popped out to centerfield.

While the team recorded six strikeouts, they struggled with runners in scoring position, particularly from the bottom half of the order, which only managed one hit courtesy of Jon Berdi.

There’s optimism about getting DJ LeMahieu back soon as he’s been rehabilitating a foot injury and is traveling with the team for upcoming games in Cleveland and Toronto. Anthony Volpe, who took over the lead-off spot and has been performing well this season, contributed with two walks, a hit, and a run against Miami.

Luke Weaver and Victor Gonzalez also had positive outings, with Weaver pitching two efficient innings and Gonzalez maintaining a low ERA.

Looking ahead, the Yankees face the Cleveland Guardians with Clarke Schmidt on the mound against Carlos Carrasco. Both starters aim to bounce back from recent performances, setting the stage for a competitive matchup as the Yankees strive to maintain their strong start to the season.

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