New York Yankees It’s official: The Yankees will miss the MLB playoffs after losing to the Diamondbacks

New York Yankees It’s official: The Yankees will miss the MLB playoffs after losing to the Diamondbacks Sunday’s 7-1 loss confirmed what was inevitable Aaron Judge and the Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years.

   Lapresse The last time the New York Yankees missed a season, Aaron Judge was a .179 hitter in 27 games in 2016. Now he’s coming off his first year as Yankees captain for a team that missed an expanded playoff field. A year after the Yankees won 99 games and Judge hit 62 home runs to break Roger Maris’ AL single-season record, New York fell mathematically in a 7-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the rain on Sunday as Zac Gallen collected his 17th . to win . The Yankees are officially out of the playoffs. “It’s tough,” Judge said after his bases-loaded walk in the ninth led to the Yankees’ lone run. “Every year I’ve been in New York, we’ve been in the postseason. So this offseason is a little different, but it just gives us more time to work and prepare for the next one.” The Yankees never got into gear New York (78-77), plagued by injuries, was out of contention for a week. The Yankees, who ended a six-game road trip after Monday’s series finale, are facing their first loss since 1992. New York has 37 injured on its roster, including Judge, who missed nearly eight weeks. after the game. spraining his right big toe on June 3 at Dodger Stadium. The Yankees were 19-23 during Judge’s absence and are 24-29 since his return. “This is what you work hard all year, in the winter, in the spring, you train all season to be able to play in October and compete for a championship,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “So the fact that it’s not in the game is screwed.” New York would have 85 wins if the Yankees finished 7-0. Baltimore (97 wins) and Tampa Bay (95) share the AL East and the top wild card, with Toronto (87) the second wild card. Texas (86) could win the West or get the wild card in a race that includes Seattle (84) or Houston (85). With the Astros and Mariners playing three times in the final week, there are more wins than the Yankees to decide. “A lot has gone wrong,” the judge said. “We can hit it from a lot of different angles, but when it comes down to it, we just didn’t come here to do our job.

    The Yankees have never won fewer than 84 games in 30 consecutive winning seasons, That happened in 2016, when Judge homered in his first at-bat the day after Alex Rodríguez’s last game and several veterans were traded at the deadline. Snakes secure winning season – two years after losing 110 games Arizona (82-73) won for the sixth time in seven games to remain in the second wild card of the NL, half a game ahead of the Chicago Cubs. 

   The Diamondbacks also had their first winning season since 2019. “I couldn’t be more proud of our guys,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “Nine shots rained sideways.” On a windy and rainy afternoon when the Vols became erratic, Gallen (17-8) allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked two in six innings.

   He earned his third win in four starts and his eighth shutout of the season. “We won that game because of him,” Lovullo said. Tommy Pham and Christian Walker had back-to-back sacrifice flies in the first inning off Carlos Rodón (3-7) and that was enough for Gallen, who is second in wins, one behind Atlanta’s Spencer Strider.

   Evan Longoria added a two-run single and Geraldo Perdomo drove in Arizona’s three-run seventh on an error by New York left fielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a wild pitch by Randy Vásquez. Walker added an RBI in the eighth and Gabriel Moreno hit an RBI double in the ninth. The game started about 50 minutes late and the rain never stopped. It rose during the middle innings but fell in the latter innings.

   That happens sometimes when you come to the East Coast, you fight the weather,” said Gallen, who is from New Jersey. “I was just trying to come out and make throws just to keep us in the game.” Rodón allowed five runs – three earned – on five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Call the weatherman Lovullo said he planned to call Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore for an update on the forecast, but didn’t get the chance until after the game. 

   I never contacted him. I forgot,” Lovullo said. Lovullo met Cantore in Atlanta when he was introduced by Steve Berthiaume, the play-by-play announcer for Arizona Television. The coach’s room Diamondbacks: 2B Ketel Marte (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup. Yankees: RHP Frankie Montas (right elbow) threw 25 pitches in two innings Saturday in his second rehab outing at Triple-AScranton/Wlkes Barre and could be activated for the final week.

   Montas, a free agent after this season, was 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight games since being acquired from Oakland at last year’s trade deadline and has not pitched since one relief appearance in the 2022 AL Championship Series. … C Jose Trevino (sprained right wrist) said he plans to start hitting in a few weeks and should be ready for spring training. … OF Everson Pereira (hamstring) missed his ninth straight game.

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