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As the New York Yankees continue to struggle, manager Aaron Boone appears to have reached a breaking point after a 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
“This is an embarrassing loss,” Boone told reporters Friday. “Hopefully, in that worst-case scenario, you should feel pissed and embarrassed. We’ve set a better standard here. We’ve got to get better. Period.”
The Yankees struggled in Friday’s loss, the team’s biggest loss of the season. The bullpen gave up six runs, and the offense had five hits in the paint and only one hit from 1 to 5 in the lineup.
“It’s just embarrassing when you’re beaten like that and you’re going through the struggles you’re having right now,” Boone added .
This was the Yankees’ fifth loss in the past six games, a 15-25 record since the All-Star break a part of. The Rays have shrunk the division lead to just five games, putting more pressure on New York in the three-game series.
After losing Game 1, Boone is looking to his team to do better in the future s hard work.