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Added May 21st, 2012 by Chalk

Yankees Struggles Continue With Another Home Loss to Reds

On Sunday, the New York Yankees saw a 2-0 seventh inning lead turn into a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the visiting Cincinnati Reds. The Yankees have now dropped five of their last six games and are just one game up on the last place Boston Red Sox.  The Bombers have scored two runs or less in four of their previous six games and are now 8-11 in May. Yankees ace CC Sabathia took the loss on Sunday.

The rotund Yankee ace seemed to be rolling along until he was given a lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, then he responded by giving up two solo homers and then walking three straight batters to give the Reds their first lead in the seventh inning.  “It’s definitely frustrating,” said a sad Sabathia after the loss. “I feel like I let the team down. These guys are scratching and clawing, and it’s a great offense, but it’s been tough. And being able to have a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning, that’s a ballgame we should win.”

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was quick to blame his offense for his team’s slump. “The bottom line is we still didn’t score a lot of runs,” said Girardi. “That seems to be what we’re struggling with right now… It’s strange to watch what we’ve watched the last week or so.

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long doesn’t sound overly concerned about the recent offensive woes. “There’s frustration and there’s disappointment, but it’s probably not as bad as it looks,” Long offered.

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